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 11,629 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 (14.93%), healthcare (11.53%), and food service (9.20%).

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.

Even though Elizabethtown is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Elizabethtown who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.78% of adults in Elizabethtown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elizabethtown in 2010 was $24,762, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,048 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.