Elizabeth employment information

IndexElizabethNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$19,069$36,359$28,555
Median household income$43,966$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$75,436$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$37,436$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$27,703$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$20,492$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate8.6%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level19.2%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Elizabeth is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elizabeth is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elizabeth is 48% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elizabeth is 23% higher than the national average.

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Elizabeth median earnings by income bracket

Elizabeth employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.6%0.8%
Manufacturing sector11.5%0.1%
Financial & insurance services1.5%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services17.9%15.9%
Public administration2.4%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.8%6.8%
Education, health & social services6.5%30.3%
Other27.2%28.4%

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North Caldwell, NJ6,407$194,536264%
Essex Fells, NJ2,140$174,050225%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,606$169,006216%
Upper Montclair, NJ11,637$167,806214%
Elizabeth, NJ126,964$43,96618%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Visalia, CA126,942$52,2622%
Gainesville, FL126,465$32,10840%
East Los Angeles, CA127,610$39,10327%
Topeka, KS127,660$41,41223%
Waco, TX127,796$32,86439%
Elizabeth, NJ126,964$43,96618%
Source: The Elizabeth, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.