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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Elizabeth is a suburb of New York City with a population of 129,363. Elizabeth is in Union County. Living in Elizabeth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Elizabeth there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Elizabeth and residents tend to be liberal.
About Elizabeth...
Population
129,363

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,110
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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Elizabeth Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    358.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    397
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    526.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,325.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    689.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Elizabeth

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,186
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Elizabeth on and off for about 6 years and it definitely has character. You can find people from all over the world here, and the culture is different than any place I've been. There's an abundance of restaurants where you can get really good Hispanic, Haitian, and American food, so variety is not a problem here. The people are nice most of the time and help wherever they can, but some places could use a little improvement. The neighborhood is getting better each year, and every few months there's a new house or condominium being built and they are absolutely beautiful. There's also plenty of places to shop, and at a price you can't beat, so if you like a variety of culture or just want to experience somewhere new and exciting, Elizabeth would be the place for you!
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I love Elizabeth! I grew up in the city and I am very to be proud from this city. It is safe and the school system is very legit. Preaprea students for excellence. The life here is lively and exciting. The night life here is great, the clubs are best and many famous people come to clubs.
Elizabeth is a very diverse city, depending on where you have your various options . It's conveniently situated right next to Newark International Airport, personally for me it's a 5 minute drive. Elizabeth public schools have started to significantly garner people's attention through its continuos efforts in focus their curriculum for college readiness. Overall, a growing city with so much potential.