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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Elizabethtown is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 11,579. Elizabethtown is in Lancaster County. Living in Elizabethtown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Elizabethtown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Elizabethtown are above average.
About Elizabethtown...
Population
11,579

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Elizabethtown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    34.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    43.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    707.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Elizabethtown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,775
National
$55,322
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Elizabethtown Reviews

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Elizabethtown is a small town located between a few of PA's larger towns. I personally very much enjoy the area and all the people in it! The square has quite a few day time activities, and plenty of small stores for you to shop in. If you get hungry, there are also a lot of choices to fill your platter. To anyone looking for a place to visit, I would recommend it if you love looking at murals, and find older buildings unique and pretty. There is a wonderful park not too far from the square that you can hang around at and have fun with your friends or family. Overall, I highly recommend Elizabethtown!
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Elizabethtown is a small college town that is a pretty nice place to live in! The community is great (especially sporting events) and the people are friendly. Also, the air smells like chocolate if the wind is blowing right because of the Mars Chocolate Factory near the center of town :)
I just moved here after marrying my husband (who grew up here) from the Philly area. While it’s very different from where I came from, I find E-town to be quite adorable. I feel safe and enjoy being able to walk to town, where there’s a cute coffee shop and several quaint shops and restaurants. The location is good, with Lancaster being only half an hour away - kind of gives me a bit of that city vibe that I loved about where I used to live. Looking forward to the new Target, Whole Foods, and Wegman’s coming to the area this year! It’s been an adjustment coming from an area where I had so many different shopping choices within 10-20 minutes!