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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elizabethtown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elizabethtown is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elizabethtown who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), food service (10.55%), and healthcare (10.43%).

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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Elizabethtown, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Elizabethtown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

In terms of college education, Elizabethtown is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.76% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elizabethtown in 2010 was $23,415, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,660 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 Chinese.