Elizabeth Population By Year

Population Graph For Elizabeth, 1860 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 135,407 207 -1.1%
2020 136,848 205 0.9%
2010 124,969 197 0.3%
2000 120,822 183 0.9%
1990 110,138 176 -0.1%
1950 112,817 92 0.3%
1940 109,912 81 -0.4%
1930 114,589 73 1.8%
1920 95,783 72 2.7%
1910 73,409 74 3.5%
1900 52,130 74 3.3%
1890 37,764 79 3.0%
1880 28,229 69 3.1%
1870 20,832 64 6.1%
1860 11,567 80

Elizabeth Population Facts

What is the current population of Elizabeth?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Elizabeth is 135,407. Elizabeth, New Jersey is the 207th largest city in the US.

What county is Elizabeth, New Jersey in?

Elizabeth is located entirely in Union County.

What is the size of Elizabeth, New Jersey in square miles?

Elizabeth has an area of 12.3 square miles.

What was the peak population of Elizabeth?

The peak population of Elizabeth was in 2020, when its population was 136,848. In 2020, Elizabeth was the 205th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 207th largest city in the US. Elizabeth is currently 1.1% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Elizabeth growing?

Elizabeth has grown 12.0% since the 2000. Elizabeth, New Jersey's growth is below average. 66% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Elizabeth, New Jersey?

Elizabeth has a population density of 10,144.4 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
163 Paterson 157,794 5.6%
207 Elizabeth 135,407 12.0%
378 Trenton 90,457 5.9%
383 Clifton 89,367 13.0%
513 Camden 71,773 -10.0%
541 Passaic 69,633 2.5%
544 Bayonne 69,211 11.9%
547 East Orange 68,903 -1.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
201 Columbia, South Carolina 137,541 15.2%
202 Orange, California 137,264 5.6%
203 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 136,467 12.0%
204 Stamford, Connecticut 136,309 16.0%
205 Victorville, California 135,950 110.6%
206 Pasadena, California 135,732 0.8%
207 Elizabeth, New Jersey 135,407 12.0%
208 New Haven, Connecticut 135,081 9.1%
209 Miramar, Florida 135,077 81.1%
210 Kent, Washington 134,835 67.2%
211 Sterling Heights, Michigan 133,269 6.8%
212 Carrollton, Texas 133,251 20.8%
213 Coral Springs, Florida 132,822 10.9%

Elizabeth Demographics

What is the voting age population of Elizabeth, New Jersey?

The total voting age population of Elizabeth, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 61,772. The voting age population is 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.3% of the residents of Elizabeth are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Elizabeth, New Jersey?

The racial demographics of Elizabeth are 41.5% White, 33.2% Other, 19.5% Black, 3.3% Two or more races, 1.9% Asian and 0.5% American Indian. Additionally, 65.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey residents are below the poverty line?

In Elizabeth, 17.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 25.0%. On a per-household basis, 14.3% of families are below the poverty line in Elizabeth.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 68.1% of Elizabeth residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Elizabeth, New Jersey residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 73.4% of Elizabeth residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.5% have a bachelor's degree and 4.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Elizabeth residents aged 5 and older, 75.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 62.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 10.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.

Elizabeth Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Elizabeth, New Jersey?

The unemployment rate in Elizabeth is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey residents work for the government?

In Elizabeth, 9.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Elizabeth, New Jersey?

The median household income in Elizabeth is $48,407.

Elizabeth Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Elizabeth, New Jersey?

In Elizabeth, 24.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Elizabeth, New Jersey?

Renters occupy 75.8% of housing units in Elizabeth.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Elizabeth, 24.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Elizabeth, New Jersey housing units were built after 2000?

In Elizabeth, 11.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 5,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Elizabeth, New Jersey?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Elizabeth is $1,163.

What percentage of households in Elizabeth, New Jersey have broadband internet?

In Elizabeth, 75.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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