Living in Elizabeth, NJ

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Elizabeth, New Jersey Info Snack

Population
128,333
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
17.6%
Median Home
$282,700
Median Income
$48,407
Median Rent
$1,163

Elizabeth SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
6

Elizabeth, NJ Crime Report

4,824
Total Crimes
3,746.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
51.28%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Elizabeth
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,824 3,746.7 1,542.5 2,476.7
Violent Crime 926 719.2 206.9 366.7
Murder 7 5.4 2.9 5.0
Robbery 384 298.2 64.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 485 376.7 122.2 250.2
Property Crime 3,898 3,027.5 1,335.7 2,109.9
Burglary 365 283.5 184.6 340.5
Larceny 2,776 2,156.1 1,034.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 757 587.9 116.4 219.9

Elizabeth, NJ Cost Of Living

118
Elizabeth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Elizabeth New Jersey National Average
Overall 118 123 100
Services 115 111 100
Groceries 110 110 100
Health 97 102 100
Housing 133 158 100
Transportation 112 110 100
Utilities 105 100 100

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Rankings for Elizabeth in New Jersey

Map Of Elizabeth, NJ

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Population over time in Elizabeth

Year Population % Change
2019 128,333 0.1%
2018 128,153 -0.9%
2017 129,363 1.0%
2016 128,042 0.2%
2015 127,759 0.6%
2014 126,964 0.9%
2013 125,888 0.9%
2012 124,795 0.7%
2011 123,905 0.6%
2010 123,176 -

Race / Ethnicity in Elizabeth

White
12.2% (15,672)
African American
17.6% (22,525)
American Indian
0.0% (26)
Asian
1.8% (2,309)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
2.3% (2,932)
Two Or More
1.1% (1,443)
Hispanic
65.0% (83,426)
Race Elizabeth NJ USA
White 12.2% 55.4% 60.7%
African American 17.6% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 9.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 2.3% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 65.0% 20.2% 18.0%

Gender in Elizabeth

Female
49.8% (63,850)
Male
50.2% (64,482)
Gender Elizabeth NJ USA
Female 49.8% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 50.2% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Elizabeth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
17.0% (21,816)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (12,833)
High School / GED
38.0% (48,766)
Some College
17.0% (21,816)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (6,416)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (11,549)
Master's Degree
3.0% (3,849)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,283)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Elizabeth NJ USA
< 9th Grade 17.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Elizabeth, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
6.8% (875,376)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.3% (549,391)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.8% (1,520,109)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (1,524,829)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.6% (2,133,376)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.1% (2,451,495)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (1,514,131)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.7% (1,377,884)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (550,650)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (336,054)
Income Elizabeth NJ USA
Less than $10,000 6.8% 4.9% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.3% 3.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.8% 7.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 6.9% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.6% 9.4% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.1% 14.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.7% 17.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 10.1% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 14.0% 7.7%

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