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Elizabethtown is a borough in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area.

The community was named after the wife of Capt. Barnabas Hughes, tavern owner

The latitude of Elizabethtown is 40.152N. The longitude is -76.603W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,898.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,752
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elizabethtown demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Elizabethtown Fair - Aug. 20-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elizabethtown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Elizabethtown College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elizabethtown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lancaster area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17022 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

39% of Elizabethtown residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elizabethtown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elizabethtown was $18,384, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Elizabethtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elizabethtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $482.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,045.


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Libraries in Elizabethtown include Elizabethtown Public Library ... View libraries

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Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elizabethtown political report.

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The average commute time for Elizabethtown workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Elizabethtown include Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown.

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