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Elizabeth, NJ Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Elizabeth is 126,964, which is 5.30% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 5.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Elizabeth population density is 9,429.41 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 1,017.40 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Elizabeth is white, which represent 50.07% of the total population. The average Elizabeth education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 126,964. #4

Population Growth Since 2000, #124

Elizabeth, NJ
New Jersey

Population Density, #31

Elizabeth, NJ
9,429.41 per square mile
New Jersey
1,017.40 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:63,566 (50.07%, #493)
Black:24,626 (19.40%, #50)
Hispanic:79,675 (62.75%, #8)
Asian:2,637 (2.08%, #321)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):385 (0.30%, #114)
One Race, Other:32,875 (25.89%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,875 (2.26%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:5,012 (6.29%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:13,494 (16.94%, see rank)
Cuban:7,271 (9.13%, see rank)
Central American:14,662 (18.40%, see rank)
South American:28,108 (35.28%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,174 (44.52%, see rank)
Chinese:179 (6.79%, see rank)
Filipino:619 (23.47%, see rank)
Japanese:8 (0.30%, see rank)
Korean:18 (0.68%, see rank)
Vietnamese:6 (0.23%, see rank)
Asian, Other:633 (24.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

117,414 (92.48%) out of the total population of 126,964 reported first ancestry.

 Elizabeth, NJ% of the Total PopulationNew JerseyU.S.
Arab7840.62%, see rank1.09%0.56%
Czech430.03%, see rank0.32%0.47%
Danish560.04%, see rank0.20%0.42%
Dutch1190.09%, see rank1.08%1.40%
English7490.59%, see rank4.98%8.02%
French3220.25%, see rank1.49%3.34%
German1,2981.02%, see rank11.12%15.03%
Greek2470.19%, see rank0.72%0.41%
Hungarian850.07%, see rank1.12%0.46%
Irish2,5752.03%, see rank14.59%10.80%
Italian3,5042.76%, see rank16.58%5.52%
Norwegian350.03%, see rank0.45%1.42%
Polish2,1511.69%, see rank5.98%3.01%
Portuguese6,6025.20%, see rank0.88%0.44%
Russian4260.34%, see rank2.00%0.92%
Scotch-Irish250.02%, see rank0.39%0.99%
Scottish1810.14%, see rank1.04%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,4951.18%, see rank0.97%0.95%
Swedish340.03%, see rank0.58%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.19%0.30%
Ukrainian3050.24%, see rank0.78%0.31%
American3,6792.90%, see rank4.19%7.12%
Welsh980.08%, see rank0.38%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 62,419 (49.16%, see rank)
Females: 64,545 (50.84%, see rank)

Elizabeth, NJ
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%
New Jersey
Male: 48.75%
Female: 51.25%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Elizabeth, NJ
32.50 years old
New Jersey
39.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Elizabeth, NJ
32.30 years old
New Jersey
37.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Elizabeth, NJ
32.60 years old
New Jersey
40.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Elizabeth, NJ% of the Total PopulationNew JerseyU.S.
Under 5 years11,2258.84%, see rank6.04%6.36%
5 to 9 years9,3827.39%, see rank6.27%6.51%
10 to 14 years9,3227.34%, see rank6.56%6.59%
15 to 19 years7,7076.07%, see rank6.63%6.85%
20 to 24 years10,3518.15%, see rank6.30%7.13%
25 to 34 years20,64416.26%, see rank12.77%13.47%
35 to 44 years18,19914.33%, see rank13.53%12.96%
45 to 54 years16,61713.09%, see rank15.37%14.09%
55 to 64 years11,5339.08%, see rank12.47%12.29%
65 to 74 years6,9505.47%, see rank7.55%7.64%
75 to 84 3,3512.64%, see rank4.40%4.25%
85 years and over1,6831.33%, see rank2.13%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Elizabeth, NJNew JerseyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population78,977, 100%6,052,621209,056,129
Less Than High School21,229, 26.88%, see rank11.61%13.67%
High School Graduate31,632, 40.05%, see rank28.80%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree16,809, 21.28%, see rank23.24%29.09%
Bachelor Degree6,373, 8.07%, see rank22.50%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,934, 3.72%, see rank13.85%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#11.93, see rank13.8713.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Elizabeth, NJ New JerseyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,45893.51%6.49%65.37%34.63%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)14,88295.87%, see rank4.13%, see rank89.92%10.08%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)6,29792.33%, see rank7.67%, see rank88.63%11.37%90.60%9.40%
College6,13878.87%, see rank21.13%, see rank74.25%25.75%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School87956.31%, see rank43.69%, see rank48.91%51.09%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Elizabeth, NJNew JerseyU.S.
Total Households39,273, 100%3,188,498116,211,092
Average Household Size3.18, see rank2.722.63
1 Person Households9,409, 23.96%, see rank25.81%27.57%
2 or More Person Households29,864, 76.04%, see rank74.19%72.43%
Family Households (Families)27,521, 70.08%, see rank69.25%66.22%
Average Family Size3.97, see rank3.393.32
Married-Couple Family14,537, 37.02%, see rank50.93%48.42%
Nonfamily Households11,752, 29.92%, see rank30.75%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Elizabeth, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total97,035see rank7,199,958252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over47,667100%, see rank3,471,402123,281,364
Never Married22,27246.72%, see rank36.97%35.77%
Married20,42042.84%, see rank53.52%52.04%
Widowed1,2532.63%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced3,7227.81%, see rank6.91%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over49,368100%, see rank3,728,556129,692,771
Never Married20,25641.03%, see rank30.96%29.48%
Married19,87740.26%, see rank49.25%49.19%
Widowed3,5937.28%, see rank9.77%9.16%
Divorced5,64211.43%, see rank10.01%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Elizabeth, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
Native67,13552.88%, see rank78.54%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence49,80539.23%, see rank52.40%58.73%
Born in Different State11,4619.03%, see rank23.72%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5,8694.62%, see rank2.42%1.42%
Foreign Born59,82947.12%, see rank21.46%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship22,49017.71%, see rank11.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship37,33929.41%, see rank10.31%7.09%
Born In Europe6,0344.75%, see rank3.52%1.53%
Born In Asia2,3381.84%, see rank6.83%3.82%
Born In Africa1,6481.30%, see rank1.07%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America49,70139.15%, see rank9.83%6.83%
Born In Northern America1080.09%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Elizabeth, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
English10,19025.95%, see rank68.83%79.39%
Spanish22,85758.20%, see rank14.88%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5,37713.69%, see rank9.84%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3660.93%, see rank4.91%3.36%
Other4831.23%, see rank1.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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