StatisticElizabethNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)10,3941,21591
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Elizabeth is 755% 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
  • In Elizabeth 1.68% of the population is Asian

Compare Elizabeth, NJ Demographics


      Elizabeth population breakdown by race

      RaceElizabethNew JerseyNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Elizabeth age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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