Pasquotank County, NC

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Population

39,546

0.91% decline

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$47,264

3.31% growth

Number of Employees

16,333

0.53% decline

Median Property Value

$158,900

1.6% growth

About

In 2017, Pasquotank County, NC had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $47,264. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pasquotank County, NC declined from 39,909 to 39,546, a -0.91% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,750 to $47,264, a 3.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pasquotank County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.92%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%). N/A% of the people in Pasquotank County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pasquotank County, NC are College of the Albemarle (522 degrees awarded in 2017), Elizabeth City State University (278 degrees), and Mid-Atlantic Christian University (41 degrees).

The median property value in Pasquotank County, NC is $158,900, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in Pasquotank County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pasquotank County, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pasquotank County, NC employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Pasquotank County, NC are Retail Trade (2,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), and Educational Services (1,889 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,396), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,323), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,028).

Median household income in Pasquotank County, NC is $47,264. Males in Pasquotank County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Pasquotank County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,264

2017 value

± $1,826

3.31%

1 Year Growth

± 5.82%

Households in Pasquotank County, NC have a median annual income of $47,264, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,750 in 2016, which represents a 3.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pasquotank County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9606

  2. Census Tract 9607.02

  3. Census Tract 9605.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pasquotank County, NC was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $66,094, followed by Census Tract 9607.02 and Census Tract 9605.02, with respective values of $56,754 and $51,684.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pasquotank County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pasquotank County, NC (6.73k out of 37.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,289 ± 388

  2. White

    2,860 ± 383

  3. Hispanic

    480 ± 228

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pasquotank County, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.3k

2017 Value

± 901

-0.53%

1 Year decline

± 7.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pasquotank County, NC declined at a rate of -0.53%, from 16.4k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pasquotank County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,787 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,314 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pasquotank County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pasquotank County, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,787 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pasquotank County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.04 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pasquotank County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,523), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,761), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,947).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 901

-0.53%

1 Year decline

± 7.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pasquotank County, NC declined at a rate of -0.53%, from 16.4k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pasquotank County, NC, are Retail Trade (2,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), and Educational Services (1,889 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pasquotank County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Pasquotank County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pasquotank County, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), and Educational Services (1,889 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pasquotank County, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.3 times), and Educational Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pasquotank County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,396), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,323), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,028).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.5% of the population of Pasquotank County, NC has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 5.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pasquotank County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Pasquotank County, NC see 1285 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.57% decrease from the previous year (1421 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2098 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 578 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,285 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pasquotank County, NC see an average of 1,285 patients per year. This represents a 9.57% decrease from the previous year (1,421 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pasquotank County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.5%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

20%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

19.4%

Non-Group

5.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pasquotank County, NC declined by 5.23% from 14.2% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pasquotank County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pasquotank County, NC is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.96% of Pasquotank County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.57k people).

In 2017, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.7k people) in Pasquotank County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pasquotank County, NC was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Pasquotank County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pasquotank County, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.57k people

4.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.61k people

As of 2017, 3.96% of Pasquotank County, NC residents (1.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pasquotank County, NC was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Pasquotank County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pasquotank County, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pasquotank County, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    21.7k ± 25

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14.3k ± 366

  3. White (Hispanic)

    1.55k ± 166

In 2017, there were 1.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.7k people) in Pasquotank County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Pasquotank County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,088 ± 282

  2. Vietnam

    1,016 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    686 ± 172

Pasquotank County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pasquotank County, NC awarded 841 degrees. The student population of Pasquotank County, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,579 male students and 2,531 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pasquotank County, NC are White (418 and 52.4%), followed by Black or African American (280 and 35.1%), Unknown (39 and 4.89%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 4.14%).

The largest universities in Pasquotank County, NC by number of degrees awarded are College of the Albemarle (522 and 62.1%), Elizabeth City State University (278 and 33.1%), and Mid-Atlantic Christian University (41 and 4.88%).

The most popular majors in Pasquotank County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (145 and 17.2%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 5.59%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (40 and 4.76%).

The median tuition costs in Pasquotank County, NC are $14,080 for private four year colleges, and $2,856 and $16,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pasquotank County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 145 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pasquotank County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 522 degrees awarded

  2. 278 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

$2,856

Median In-State Public

$14,080

Median Private

In 2017, the Pasquotank County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Albemarle with 522 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

320

Degrees Awarded to Men

521

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 320 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pasquotank County, NC, which is 0.614 times less than the 521 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    418 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    280 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    39 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pasquotank County, NC were to White students. These 418 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 280 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pasquotank County, NC was $158,900 in 2017, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,400 to $158,900, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Pasquotank County, NC is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pasquotank County, NC have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pasquotank County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$158,900

2017 Median

± $5,376

$156,400

2016 Median

± $5,165

In 2017, the median property value in Pasquotank County, NC grew to to $158,900 from the previous year's value of $156,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pasquotank County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pasquotank County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,264

Median Household Income

± $1,826

14.6k

Number of Households

± 785

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Pasquotank County, NC grew to $47,264 from the previous year's value of $45,750.

The following chart displays the households in Pasquotank County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pasquotank County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pasquotank County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%

2017 Homeownership

59.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.5% of the housing units in Pasquotank County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pasquotank County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pasquotank County, NC have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.19% of the workforce in Pasquotank County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pasquotank County, NC was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.02%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pasquotank County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pasquotank County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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