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Elizabeth is a city in Union County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the wife of Sir George Carteret, a cousin of Gov. Philip Carteret.
The latitude of Elizabeth is 40.663N. The longitude is -74.211W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 123,215.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elizabeth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07206 ZIP code.
2% of Elizabeth residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elizabeth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elizabeth was $15,114, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Elizabeth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Elizabeth include Singer Factory District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Elizabeth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $616. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,408.
Libraries in Elizabeth include E-Port Branch, Elizabeth Free Public Library, Elmora Branch, La Corte Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elizabeth include Linden Progress
Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elizabeth political report.
The average commute time for Elizabeth workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elizabeth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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