Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Population 2024

12,109

Elizabethtown is a city located in Dauphin County and Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown has a 2024 population of 12,109. Elizabethtown is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 3.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,671 in 2020.

The average household income in Elizabethtown is $85,454 with a poverty rate of 8.04%. The median age in Elizabethtown is 34.8 years: 35.7 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

Elizabethtown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elizabethtown was:

  • White: 90.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.79%
  • Black or African American: 3.67%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,565.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.75% (438)
The current population of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is 12,109 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,671.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,65490.25%
Two or more races4473.79%
Black or African American4333.67%
Asian1891.6%
Other race730.62%
Native American90.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elizabethtown Population by Race

Elizabethtown Population Pyramid 2024

Elizabethtown Median Age

34.8

Total

35.7

Male

33.7

Female

Elizabethtown Adults

There are 9,806 adults, (1,834 of whom are seniors) in Elizabethtown.

Elizabethtown Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabethtown Sex Ratio

Female6,28053.2%
Male5,52546.8%

Elizabethtown Population by Age

Elizabethtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,7062.1553.646.4
Married2,3492.8275.924.1
Non Family1,9581.2232.667.4
Female2822.7728.771.3
Male1172.8515.484.6

2.78

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elizabethtown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2743.66%
Associates Degree79410.6%
Bachelors Degree1,47019.63%
Graduate Degree88111.76%
High School Graduate2,58834.55%
Less Than 9th Grade2903.87%
Some College1,19315.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,7646,2552,189
Black38135399
Hispanic23018872
2+ Races1461349
Asian948154
Other Race73730

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.45%.

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,906$68,542$36,169
Graduate Degree$77,917$97,107$71,250
High School Graduate$44,129$57,887$28,860
Less Than 9th Grade$23,750$26,042$0
Overall$46,457$57,298$37,450
Some College$46,461$46,632$44,762

$46,457

Average Earnings

$57,298

Average Male

$37,450

Average Female

Elizabethtown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elizabethtown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elizabethtown Language

93.28% of Elizabethtown residents speak only English, while 6.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Elizabethtown Language

Elizabethtown Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,0086607.33%
Hispanic4189121.77%
Black378328.47%
Multiple382246.28%
Asian941819.15%

8.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.63%

Male Poverty Rate

8.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabethtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is Hispanic, with 21.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is Multiple, with 6.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.23%.

Elizabethtown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.2%
High School8.91%
Some College6.28%
Bachelors or Greater1.94%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed69.72%
Male Unemployed59.18%
Male Employed2.33%
Female Employed1.99%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elizabethtown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$86,959$105,672
Households$66,640$85,454
Married Families$93,404$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,151$55,428

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elizabethtown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabethtown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elizabethtown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elizabethtown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elizabethtown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

464

Number of Veterans

413

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam169
Second Gulf War80
First Gulf War69
Korea34
World War II23

Elizabethtown Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+177
65 to 74145
55 to 6480
35 to 5462
18 to 340

Elizabethtown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4645.23%
Hispanic123.15%

Elizabethtown Veterans by Race

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabethtown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabethtown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabethtown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.33%

Born in Elizabethtown

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

4.12%

Non Citizen

2.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.58% of Elizabethtown residents were born in the United States, with 72.33% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Elizabethtown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,6571090.87%
202812,5481100.88%
202712,4381100.89%
202612,3281090.89%
202512,2191100.91%
202412,1091090.91%
202312,000-11-0.09%
202212,011720.6%
202111,9392682.3%
202011,6713232.85%
201911,348-72-0.63%
201811,420-29-0.25%
201711,449-78-0.68%
201611,527-24-0.21%
201511,551340.3%
201411,517-50-0.43%
201311,567-44-0.38%
201211,611810.7%
201111,53020.02%
201011,52800%
200011,8871,93519.44%
19909,9521,71920.88%
19808,2331611.99%
19708,0721,29219.06%
19606,7801,69733.39%
19505,08376817.8%
19404,3153759.52%
19303,94062118.71%
19203,31973228.3%
19102,587-10,070-79.56%
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Elizabethtown Population by Year