Elizabeth, NJ Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 120,568. Estimated population in July 2020: 125,809 (+4.3% change)
Males: 59,674 (49.5%), Females: 60,894 (50.5%)

Union County

Median resident age: 32.6 years
Median household income: $35,175
Median house value: $143,000

Races in Elizabeth:

  • Hispanic (49.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.8%)
  • Black (20.0%)
  • Other race (15.5%)
  • Two or more races (5.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (5.5%), Italian (5.0%), Polish (3.5%), West Indian (3.3%), Irish (3.3%), United States (3.1%).

Elevation: 38 feet

Land area: 12.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elizabeth

  • High school or higher: 61.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elizabeth city

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

43.9% Foreign born (33.0% Latin America, 7.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +10,488 (+9.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Elizabeth:

  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (225 WILLIAMSON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Elizabeth:

  • NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; NEWARK, NJ)
  • IRVINGTON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; IRVINGTON, NJ)
  • UNION HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; UNION, NJ)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elizabeth:

  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 4 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 15 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 17 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; Abbreviation: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elizabeth:

  • LINDEN (about 4 miles; LINDEN, NJ; Abbreviation: LDJ)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 7 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: 3N4)
  • ESSEX COUNTY (about 15 miles; CALDWELL, NJ; Abbreviation: CDW)
Amtrak stations near Elizabeth:

  • 3 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 6 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Elizabeth:

  • DRAKE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (Full-time enrollment: 263; Location: 125 BROAD ST; Private, for-profit)
  • WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC (Full-time enrollment: 16; Location: 125 BROAD ST 10TH FL; Private, for-profit; Website: worldwide ecucational.com)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elizabeth:

  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; UNION, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 6 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 6 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,893)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 6 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,135)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,509)

Schools

Public high school in Elizabeth:

  • ELIZABETH HIGH (Students: 5,299; Location: 600 PEARL STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Elizabeth:

  • ST MARY-ASSUMPTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 237 SOUTH BROAD STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ST PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 221 COURT ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 189; Location: 417 PENNINGTON ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BENEDICTINE ACADEMY (Students: 170; Location: 840 NORTH BROAD STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • RAMAT SINAI (Students: 20; Location: 35 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Elizabeth:

  • NUMBER 1 G WASHINGTON (Students: 1,181; Location: 250 BROADWAY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NUMBER 6 LAFAYETTE (Students: 1,136; Location: 1071 JULIA ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • NUMBER 17 T ROOSEVELT (Students: 1,009; Location: 650 BAYWAY; Grades: PK – 08)
  • NUMBER 14 A LINCOLN (Students: 974; Location: 50 GROVE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NUMBER 23 N M BUTLER (Students: 950; Location: 501 UNION AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NO 72 HAMILTON MIDDLE SCH (Students: 918; Location: 310 CHERRY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NUMBER 19 WOODROW WILSON (Students: 719; Location: 529 EDGAR RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NUMBER 3 PETERSTOWN (Students: 699; Location: 700 SECOND AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NUMBER 12 ELMORA (Students: 679; Location: 638 MAGIE AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NUMBER 2 WINFIELD SCOTT (Students: 618; Location: 125 MADISON AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Elizabeth:

  • ST GENEVERES (Students: 487; Location: 209 PRINCETON ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 227 CENTRE STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • JEWISH EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 323; Location: 330 ELMORA AVE; Grades: KG – KG)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT (Students: 251; Location: 1086 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY-ASSUMPTION ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 237 SOUTH BROAD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST CATHERINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 1003 N BROAD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST HEDWIG SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 720 CLARKSON AV; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BENDER MEMORIAL ACADEMY (Students: 202; Location: 416 LINDEN AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EVANGEL DAY SCH (Students: 188; Location: 656 N BROAD ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ELIZABETHPORT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 227 COURT STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Elizabeth:

  • ELIZABETH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,298,361; Location: 11 SOUTH BROAD ST.; 431,200 books; 23,254 audio materials; 12,365 video materials; 548 serial subscriptions)