Elizabethtown, PA

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Living in Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 11,445 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elizabethtown is the 86th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Elizabethtown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.15%), food service (9.69%), and healthcare (9.37%).

In addition, Elizabethtown is a college town. There are a lot of students in Elizabethtown attending college, and as a result Elizabethtown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The percentage of people in Elizabethtown who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.07% of adults in Elizabethtown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elizabethtown in 2018 was $29,969, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,876 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elizabethtown include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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