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Welcome to Elizabeth ...

The coastal city of Elizabeth is located in Union County<1> and is the County Seat for Union County.

When the people of Elizabeth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Elizabethan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elizabeth has a population of 129,299 people<3> (see below for details).

Elizabeth was established in 1664.

The community of Elizabeth is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Elizabeth lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elizabeth lies within the (908) area code.

The ZIP code for Elizabeth: 07201<5>

Websites for Elizabeth ...

Official Website:   www.elizabethnj.org/

Junior League:   www.jlepnj.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elizabeth had an population of 129,299 people. This is an increase of 3.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elizabeth had a population of 124,969 people (which is 23.29% of the total population of Union County). This makes Elizabeth the county's most populous community.

The population of Elizabeth represents 1.42% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 124,969 people, the population of Elizabeth increased 3.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 120,568 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elizabeth.

Communities Also Named Elizabeth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Elizabeth - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elizabeth.

Communities near Elizabeth ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elizabeth.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Paterson [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Clifton [Passaic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
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      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • East Orange [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orange
      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Orange
    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brunswick
      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brunswick
    • West New York [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New York
      • West New York [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New York have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New York
    • Hoboken [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoboken
      • Hoboken [Hudson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,081 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elizabeth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elizabeth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elizabeth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elizabeth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elizabeth. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Elizabeth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elizabeth ...

Looking for more information about Elizabeth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Elizabeth, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Elizabeth.

Adding Elizabeth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Elizabeth in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elizabeth was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Elizabeth on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elizabeth on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elizabeth: www.elizabethnj.org/

The official website for Union County: www.unioncountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Elizabeth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Elizabeth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elizabeth.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elizabeth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elizabeth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elizabeth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elizabeth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elizabeth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElizabethOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elizabeth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6627, Longitude: -74.2068    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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