Nationwide Claims to Fame

Elizabeth is 37th out of 6,405 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Statewide Claims to Fame

Elizabeth is 3rd in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Elizabeth is 4th in New Jersey out of 179 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Elizabeth is 4th in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Elizabeth is 4th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Elizabeth is 4th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Elizabeth is 5th in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Retail sales

Elizabeth is 7th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Elizabeth is 10th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Foreign born residents

Elizabeth is 10th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Elizabeth is 13th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Elizabeth, New Jersey Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 126,458 4th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 12.3 13th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 10,144.4 28th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 17th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.6% 70th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.2% 231st 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 72.9% 240th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 12.4% 240th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 54.6% 218th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 21.1% 28th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8% 16th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.1% 200th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 230th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.6% 14th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 59.5% 7th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 18.2% 242nd 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 50.4% 209th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 46.5% 10th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 45,516 4th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 80.4% 10th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 39,375 4th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 27.3% 249th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $333,300 153rd $349,100 $186,200
People per household 3.1 27th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $19,613 242nd $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $44,678 234th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.7% 23rd 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Elizabeth Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 9,801 3rd 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,303,968 5th $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $10,542 85th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $192,007 4th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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