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0.22% growth
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0.6% growth
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1.71% growth
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0.49% decline


The economy of Elizabeth, NJ employs 60,630 people. The economy of Elizabeth, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 3.41; 1.78; and 1.71 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elizabeth, NJ are Transportation & Warehousing (8,595), Retail trade (7,493), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,034), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,413), Educational Services ($40,696), and Finance & Insurance ($39,889).

Median household income in Elizabeth, NJ is $43,831. Males in Elizabeth, NJ have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $29,790. The income inequality of Elizabeth, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Elizabeth, NJ. In Union County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,267. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Elizabeth, NJ is from the county of Union County, NJ.

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Elizabeth, NJ is home to a population of 128,042 people, from which 71.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elizabeth, NJ is composed of 80,822 Hispanic residents (63.1%), 22,439 Black residents (17.5%), 17,990 White residents (14.1%), 2,977 Other residents (2.33%), and 2,137 Asian residents (1.67%). The most common foreign languages in Elizabeth, NJ are Spanish (70,998 speakers), Portuguese (6,545 speakers), and French Creole (4,612 speakers), but compared to other places, Elizabeth, NJ has a relative high number of Portuguese (6,545 speakers), French Creole (4,612 speakers), and Spanish (70,998 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Elizabeth, NJ awarded 10 degrees. The student population of Elizabeth, NJ is skewed N/A females, with 10 male students and 0 female students. Most students in Elizabeth, NJ are White (10 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), American Indian (0 and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Elizabeth, NJ by number of graduates are Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok (10 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Elizabeth, NJ are Talmudic Studies (10 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Elizabeth, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,400 and $10,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elizabeth, NJ is $262,300, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $263,600 to $262,300, a 0.49% increase. The homeownership rate of Elizabeth, NJ is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Elizabeth, NJ have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elizabeth, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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