YOUR KEY TO THE CITY

US Facts       Footsteps of History       Footsteps of History In Pictures       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Home     SEARCH THE INTERNET



Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Elizabeth
Union County, New Jersey

ZipCodes
07201, 07202, 07206, 07208

Motto
"an Historical Past, Fascinating Present, Bright Future"



Page Contents for Elizabeth, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Elizabeth is approximately 124,568 2004, 124969 2010.
The approximate number of families is 42,838 2000, 41596 2010.
The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 31.913 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 12.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.716 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elizabeth to Washington DC is 196 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elizabeth is positioned 40.66 degrees north of the equator and 74.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elizabeth elevation is 38 feet above sea level.
Elizabeth median income is $ 35,175 2000.
The Elizabeth median home price is $ 143,000 2000.

Location

in northeastern New Jersey about five miles from Newark and about 20 miles from New York City. Other nearby communities include Hillside, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Irvington, Union and Kenilworth.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

A group of Englishmen known as the Elizabethtown Associates, purchased land in this area in 1664, including the area that would later become Elizabeth. Elizabethtown was formed in 1665 and named for the wife of Sir George Carteret. It actually became the first capital of New Jersey. Elizabethtown became a chartered city on on 13 March 1855. The official date of formation was actually 27 March 1855 due to an election held on 22 March 1855.

Try this history page for Elizabeth. A timeline for Elizabeth's major events may be found here.
Return to Index

Attractions

The Newark/Elizabeth Seaport - one of the nationís largest import and export facilities.

The Elizabeth Latin Carnival is held each year in early September.
Return to Index


Elizabeth City Government

City of Elizabeth
50 Winfield Scott Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Elizabeth is the county seat of Union County.

Elizabeth Chamber

Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
456 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208
Phone: 908-355-7600

Elizabeth Community News

Did you attend Elizabeth PS No. 12 or PS No. 18?
Anyone who attended Elizabeth PS. no. 12 Elmora School or PS. no. 18Robert Morris School please email me at A-C-Carl@email.msn.com.
You most likely took part in an experiment which will hopefully be completed this year. It would be extremely helpful to talk to you, and it would be rather amusing for you to get a chance to see some pictures you colored when you were in elementary school. Thanks a lot.

Elizabeth Organizations

Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
456 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208
Phone: 908-355-7600

Elizabeth Libraries

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202
Phone: 908-354-6060 Elizabeth

Miscellany

The population of Elizabeth was:
1990 - 110,002
2000 - 120,568
2004 - 124,568

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.



Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search