Elizabeth City, the county seat of Pasquotank County, is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's â€œcommunity profile.â€ The city is the economic anchor of the state's northeast, and has been listed three times in Norm Crampton's The 100 Best Small Towns in America. Money Magazine also rates it one of the best places to live on the coast. The U.S. Coast Guard Base there is the nation's largest and the region's largest employer with 1,600 workers. Tourism is a big contributor to the local economy. Among things tourists find to do are visits to the six historic districts and the Museum of the Albemarle.