Population: 125,442

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 50%
Single 50%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Elizabeth has a low population density. Elizabeth is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

10,265 Elizabeth
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Elizabeth, NJ, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Elizabeth, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Elizabeth has a population density of 10,265, with 125,442 current residents.

Out of the 125,442 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 46% Rain
  • 26% Snow


55°F average temperature

  • 54 years Median home age
  • $203,440 Median home price
  • -25.97% Home appreciation rate
  • 25.06% Annual property tax
  • 27.1%
    Homes owned
  • 64.6%
    Homes rented
  • 8.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Elizabeth, the air quality is 3% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 46% rainy, and 26% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Elizabeth, you should know that 27.1% of homes are owned while 64.6% of homes are rented, and 8.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $203,440, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is -25.97% and the annual property tax is 25.06%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Elizabeth, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Elizabeth’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Elizabeth is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 63.58% Democratic, 35.41% Republican, and 1.01% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:11


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 61%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 8%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Elizabeth, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.40% of residents are unemployed in Elizabeth (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Elizabeth residents: 6.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 11.31% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.7% are in the customer service field, 25.9% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 28.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 61.48%, 3.56% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.82% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.21% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Elizabeth, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Elizabeth have a few different options. 59% of commuters use their own cars, 18% of commuters carpool, 15% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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