Industry Sectors

Pasquotank County Labor Market*

Avg. Emp % Total Avg. Wkly Wage
All Sectors 15,686 $690
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,785 17.8 $758
Retail Trade 2,523 16.1 $486
Educational Services 1,908 12.2 $685
Public Administration 1,946 12.4 $893
Accommodation and Food Services 1,659 10.6 $247
Other Services 689 4.4 $436
Manufacturing (includes Aircraft Overhaul) 623 4.0 $864
Transportation and Warehousing 599 3.8 $988
Professional and Technical Services 589 3.8 $1,007
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 513 3.3 $622
Construction 438 2.7 $727
Wholesale Trade 436 2.8 $807
Finance and Insurance 379 2.4 $1,500
Real Estate and Rental Leasing 140 0.9 $632
Information 129 0.8 $906
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 125 0.8 $308

* Does not include 855 Coast Guard Personnel
Source: Quarterly Census Employment and Wages, Annual 2015

Agri-business

In 2007, 157 farms in Pasquotank County and 70 in Camden County generated agri-business sales or more than $86 million. 4,000 acres of potatoes are grown specifically for potato chips.

Among North Carolina’s 100 counties, Pasquotank County in 2007 was ranked:

  • #1 in Irish potato production
  • #1 in sorghum production
  • #3 in soybean production
  • #4 in wheat production
  • #7 in corn production

Camden County in 2007 was ranked:

  • #7 in soybean production
  • #11 in wheat production
  • #13 in corn production

Tourism

  • Domestic tourism in Pasquotank County generated an economic impact of $55.04M in 2013.
  • Travel generated $8.13M in payroll.
  • More than 460 jobs were directly attributable to travel and tourism.
  • Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau