Elizabeth demographics profile

StatisticElizabethNew JerseyNational
Population128,0428,915,456318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)10,394191
Median age33.339.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%45%43%
Speak English25%69%79%
Speak Spanish61%16%13%
Elizabeth, NJ has a population of 128,042 and is the 215th largest city in the United States. The population density is 10,394 per sq mi which is 1039300% higher than the New Jersey average and 11372% higher than the national average. The median age in Elizabeth is 33 which is approximately 16% lower than the New Jersey average of 40. In Elizabeth, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 25% speak English and 61% speak Spanish. 40% of Elizabeth residents were born in New Jersey, 8% were born out of state, 5% were born outside of the United States and 47% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Elizabeth is 1039300% higher than New Jersey.
  • The median age in Elizabeth is 16% lower than New Jersey.
  • In Elizabeth 48.82% of the population is White.
  • In Elizabeth 19.71% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Elizabeth 1.68% of the population is Asian.

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Elizabeth population breakdown by race

RaceElizabethNew JerseyNational
White48.82%68.15%73.35%
Black or African American19.71%13.54%12.63%
Asian1.68%9.19%5.22%
American Indian0.40%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.53%2.53%3.06%
Other race25.85%6.35%4.75%
In Elizabeth, 63.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elizabeth, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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