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Elizabeth is a village in Jo Daviess County.
One tradition says that the community is named for Elizabeth Winters, who opened the first hotel. Another says it honors Elizabeth Armstrong, who helped rally the men during an Indian attack
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elizabeth. For links to other places called Elizabeth, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elizabeth is 42.317N. The longitude is -90.221W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 801 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 681.
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52% of Elizabeth residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $17,235, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Elizabeth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elizabeth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $758.
Libraries in Elizabeth include Elizabeth Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Jo Daviess 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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