Living in Elizabeth, NJ

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Elizabeth SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
6

Elizabeth, NJ Crime Report

4,899
Total Crimes
3,795.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
47.77%
Above National Average

Elizabeth, NJ Cost Of Living

118
Elizabeth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average

Elizabeth, New Jersey Info Snack

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 124,969, retaining its ranking as New Jersey's fourth largest city (by population). The population increased by 4,401 (3.7%) from the 120,568 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,566 (+9.6%) from the 110,002 counted in the 1990 Census. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 129,007, an increase of 3.2% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 210th largest in the nation.
Population
128,153
Unemployment
7.3%
Poverty
18.4%
Median Home
$273,700
Median Income
$46,975
Median Rent
$1,146

Elizabeth, NJ Photos

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Rankings for Elizabeth in New Jersey

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Map Of Elizabeth, NJ

Population over time in Elizabeth

Year Population % Change
2017 128,153 -0.9%
2016 129,363 1.0%
2015 128,042 0.2%
2014 127,759 0.6%
2013 126,964 0.9%
2012 125,888 0.9%
2011 124,795 0.7%
2010 123,905 0.6%
2009 123,176 -
Crime/100k Elizabeth NJ USA
Violent Crime 694.9 208.1 368.9
Murder 2.3 3.2 5.0
Robbery 299.0 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 360.2 117.4 246.8
Property Crime 3100.4 1404.9 2199.5
Burglary 466.4 215.9 376.0
Larceny 2056.9 1065.1 1594.6
Car Theft 577.2 123.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Elizabeth

White
13.3% (16,992)
African American
16.7% (21,444)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
2.0% (2,511)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
2.4% (3,077)
Two Or More
1.2% (1,510)
Hispanic
64.5% (82,619)
Race Elizabeth NJ USA
White 13.3% 55.8% 61.1%
African American 16.7% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.0% 9.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 2.4% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.2% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 64.5% 19.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Elizabeth, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
7.4% (950,820)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (617,383)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.1% (1,554,244)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.3% (1,441,935)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.7% (2,266,804)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (2,431,461)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.3% (1,447,011)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.6% (1,356,910)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (478,107)
$200,000 or more
2.1% (270,620)
Income Elizabeth NJ USA
Less than $10,000 7.4% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 3.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.1% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.3% 7.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.7% 9.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 14.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.3% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.6% 17.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 9.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.1% 13.0% 7.0%

Gender in Elizabeth

Female
49.7% (63,712)
Male
50.3% (64,441)
Gender Elizabeth NJ USA
Female 49.7% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 50.3% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Elizabeth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
15.0% (19,222)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (14,096)
High School / GED
38.0% (48,698)
Some College
18.0% (23,067)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (6,407)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (11,533)
Master's Degree
3.0% (3,844)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,281)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Elizabeth NJ USA
< 9th Grade 15.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Elizabeth

Overall User Rating
2.5
/5

Christopher Clarkin

Elizabeth New Jersey is a dump from what I have seen. Although this area I live in is allegedly one of the best places to live in the United States, I disagree.


The Waviest One

I Live In Elizabeth, NJ Currently Here Right Now & Right About Now The Beef Is Getting Bad Here. BUT ELIZABETH, NEWARK, EO, IRVINGTON & ETC SHOULD BE ON HERE DEFINITELY.

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