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Elizabeth, PA
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Elizabeth profile

Living in Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,374 people and three associated neighborhoods, Elizabeth is the 747th largest community in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Also of interest is that Elizabeth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall crime rate in Elizabeth is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One downside of living in Elizabeth is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elizabeth, the average commute to work is 32.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Elizabeth’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Elizabeth has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The education level of Elizabeth citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.15% of adults in Elizabeth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elizabeth in 2018 was $27,832, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,328 for a family of four. However, Elizabeth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elizabeth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Slovak.

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