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Elizabeth is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Elizabeth. For links to other places called Elizabeth, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elizabeth is 40.283N. The longitude is -76.3W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,833.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elizabeth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17073 ZIP code.
41% of Elizabeth residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $19,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Elizabeth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elizabeth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,045.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elizabeth political report.
The average commute time for Elizabeth workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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