Elizabethtown, PA
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Elizabethtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,586 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elizabethtown is the 86th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs, Elizabethtown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elizabethtown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elizabethtown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elizabethtown who work in office and administrative support (15.08%), food service (9.70%), and healthcare (9.38%).

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

Elizabethtown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Elizabethtown enrolled in college, Elizabethtown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

In terms of college education, Elizabethtown is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.51% of adults in Elizabethtown have a college degree.

The per capita income in Elizabethtown in 2010 was $22,941, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,764 for a family of four. However, Elizabethtown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Elizabethtown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elizabethtown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elizabethtown include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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