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Union County, New Jersey

07201, 07202, 07206, 07208

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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).


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

The Elizabeth Latin Carnival is held each year in early September.
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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. 18(Robert Morris School) please email me at
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


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

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