Elizabeth, PA


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Elizabeth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,499 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elizabeth is the 686th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Elizabeth was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Elizabeth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elizabeth is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elizabeth who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), sales jobs (8.89%), and food service (8.08%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Elizabeth rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.90% of adults 25 and older in Elizabeth have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Elizabeth in 2010 was $22,849, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,396 for a family of four. However, Elizabeth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Elizabeth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elizabeth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elizabeth include Irish, Italian, English, and Slovak.

The most common language spoken in Elizabeth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.