Elizabethtown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Elizabethtown had a population of 12,156 as of July 1, 2016. Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown is located at latitude 40.1533 and longitude -76.5987 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Elizabethtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Borough of Elizabethtown (GNIS ID: 1215337) 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 Elizabethtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 12,156
Population in Households 10,527
Population in Familes 8,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,629
Population Density1 4,602
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 4,515
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,514 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,001 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $175,478
Average Home Value $182,654


Median Household Income $51,033
Average Household Income $60,525
Per Capita Income $24,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.72%
Households 0.86% 0.81%
Families 0.71% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Elizabethtown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabethtown 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 # 68 96th
Population Density1 # 180 90th
Diversity Index2 # 551 69th
Median Household Income # 814 54th
Per Capita Income # 1006 43rd

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