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Elizabeth, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elizabeth had a population of 1,435 as of July 1, 2016. Elizabeth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elizabeth is located at latitude 40.2716 and longitude -79.8872 in Allegheny County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elizabeth (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Borough of Elizabeth (GNIS ID: 1214793) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elizabeth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elizabeth: Elizabeth Town, Elizabethtown.

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Elizabeth, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,435
Population in Households 1,435
Population in Familes 1,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,191
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 603
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $73,990
Average Home Value $77,395


Median Household Income $38,479
Average Household Income $47,407
Per Capita Income $19,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.63% -0.39%
Households -0.6% -0.37%
Families -0.77% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -2.44%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elizabeth, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabeth to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 791 55th
Population Density1 # 229 87th
Diversity Index2 # 560 68th
Median Household Income # 1442 18th
Per Capita Income # 1562 11th

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