Elizabeth, New Jersey Population 2018

Elizabeth, New Jersey's estimated population is 130,215 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Elizabeth, New Jersey is the 4th largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 10570.50 people/mi² (4081.27 people/km²), with a household density of 1392.08 people/km² (3605.49 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 33.3 years, 33.2 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 44,415 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.9%, with a median rent of $1074/month. The median house has 4.2 rooms, and has a value of $262,300.

The median income for households in Elizabeth, New Jersey is $43,831, while the mean household income is $55,355. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017130,2153330.26%
2016129,8825670.44%
2015129,3152530.20%
2014129,0627550.59%
2013128,3071,0410.82%
2012127,2661,1580.92%
2011126,1087650.61%
2010125,3434,7750.39%
2000120,56810,5660.92%
1990110,0023,8010.35%
1980106,201-6,453-0.59%
1970112,6544,9560.45%
1960107,698-5,119-0.46%
1950112,8172,9050.26%
1940109,912-4,677-0.42%
1930114,58918,8061.81%
192095,78322,3742.70%
191073,40921,2793.48%
190052,13014,3663.28%
189037,7649,5352.95%
188028,2297,3973.09%
187020,8329,2656.06%
186011,5675,9847.56%
18505,5831,3992.93%
18404,1847291.93%
18303,455-60-0.17%
18203,5155381.68%
18102,9770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White62,513
Some Other Race33,097
Black or African American25,237
Two or More Races4,521
Asian2,157
American Indian and Alaska Native517

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Elizabeth Nj Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Elizabeth Nj Median Age

33.3


Total

33.2


Male

33.4


Female

Elizabeth Nj Adults

There are 93,727 adults, (12,420 of which are seniors) in Elizabeth Nj.

Elizabeth Nj Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabeth Nj Sex Ratio

Female

64,775

50.59%

Male

63,267

49.41%

Elizabeth Nj Households and Families

Elizabeth Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elizabeth Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married38.8%61.2%
All25%75%
Male19.3%80.7%
Female16.6%83.4%
Non Family15.4%84.6%

25.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elizabeth Nj Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,0063.1525
Married15,2503.9538.8
Non Family11,5091.2615.4
Female9,4603.916.6
Male3,7873.7519.3

3.7

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elizabeth Nj Households

Elizabeth Nj Education

Elizabeth Nj Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,75515.82%
9th to 12th Grade8,96611.12%
High School Graduate31,62339.21%
Some College14,17217.57%
Associates Degree3,6394.51%
Bachelors Degree6,5068.07%
Graduate Degree2,9803.70%

Elizabeth Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic50,13634,1924,495
Other Race19,30712,2371,340
Black15,42012,9531,721
White13,53310,4292,495
Multiple Races2,2271,771288
Asian1,5651,264582
Native American32916741

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 84.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 37.19%.

Elizabeth Nj Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,833$30,823$22,838
Less Than High School$21,486$24,939$16,934
High School Grad$25,643$30,775$19,783
Some College$30,657$32,800$26,990
Bachelors Degree$40,550$42,715$39,440
Graduate Degree$57,833$65,938$50,896

$26,833

Average Earnings

$30,823

Average Male

$22,838

Average Female

Elizabeth Nj Language

Elizabeth Nj Language by Age

Elizabeth Nj Language

25.13% of Elizabeth Nj residents speak only English, while 74.87% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.73% of the population.

Elizabeth Nj Poverty

Elizabeth Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic80,33614,94318.60%
Other32,9247,43422.58%
Black24,4465,96224.39%
White17,3812,05311.81%
Multiple4,45796821.72%
Asian2,14031214.58%
Native5179017.41%

19.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.09%

Male Poverty Rate

21.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabeth Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabeth Nj is Black, with 24.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabeth Nj is White, with 11.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.67%.

Elizabeth Nj Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.39%
High School15.42%
Some College14.86%
Bachelors or Greater10.16%

Elizabeth Nj Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.40%
Male Unemployed23.63%
Female Employed9.58%
Male Employed7.74%

Elizabeth Nj Income

Elizabeth Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,831$55,355
Families$45,413$58,144
Married Families$57,733$71,567
Non Families$30,057$38,951

Elizabeth Nj Marital Status

Elizabeth Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabeth Nj Married by Age and Sex

Elizabeth Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Elizabeth Nj Marital Status by Race

Elizabeth Nj Veterans

Elizabeth Nj Veterans by War

1,894

Number of Veterans

1,668

Male Veterans

226

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam524
Second Gulf War301
First Gulf War273
Korea176
World War II72

Elizabeth Nj Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54507
65 to 74446
75+375
55 to 64317
18 to 34249

Elizabeth Nj Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0332.17%
Hispanic7071.21%
Black5372.90%
Other2481.09%
2 or More401.46%
Asian201.14%
Indian164.86%

Elizabeth Nj Veterans by Education

11.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabeth Nj Employment Status

Elizabeth Nj Employment by Age

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabeth Nj Employment by Race

Elizabeth Nj Employment by Education

Elizabeth Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.05%

Born in New Jersey

52.97%

Native Born

47.03%

Foreign Born

28.28%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

52.97% of Elizabeth Nj residents were born in the United States, with 40.05% having been born in New Jersey. 28.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.