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.

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, 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.

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.

Despite being a small borough, Elizabethtown has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other 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.