Elizabeth, New Jersey

Elizabeth: The second most populous city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located in central New Jersey. Elizabeth is known for its many manufacturing companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Elizabethport Historical Society and the Elizabethtown Museum of History.


Elizabeth is a city located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 124,969 and a population density of 3,534 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 128,382 inhabitants.

The city was created 359 years ago in 1664.

Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey situated just west of Staten Island. With over 128,000 residents, Elizabeth is New Jersey's fourth largest city.


Elizabeth was originally called Elizabethtown and founded in 1664. It was one of the first English speaking settlements in New Jersey. Early development was spurred by transportation access to Staten Island and New York.

Heavy industry like sewing machine manufacturing, ironworks, and shipbuilding helped Elizabeth grow rapidly during the Industrial Revolution era. By the mid 20th century, the city had diversified into other manufacturing sectors.


Although no longer a major industrial hub, Elizabeth still has a strong manufacturing and logistics base today. Major employers include Wakefern Food Corporation, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth Public Schools, Maher Terminals, and Apple Inc.

Other important industries include transportation, healthcare, education, and retail. The city benefits from its location at a major northeast transportation nexus.


Popular sites include Elizabeth Seaport, the Liberty Hall Museum, the Ritz Theater, Farley Towers, Boxwood Hall State Historic Site, and Weequahic Park - which at 311 acres is one of the largest city parks in the U.S.

Annual events include the Vintage Elizabeth Food & Wine Festival, Fall Senior Arts Festival, and popular First Fridays celebrations. Sports venues host major events like the Tournament of Americas basketball showcase.

With its diversity, affordable cost of living, amenities, and location near New York City, Elizabeth continues to thrive as an attractive place to live, work, and visit in metro NYC.

Elizabeth locator map
Location of Elizabeth on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Elizabeth

Population : 128,382 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Union County
Postal code : 07208, 07206, 07207, 07202, 07201
Phone Area Codes : 908
Area : 35.37 km2
Altitude : 16 feet / 5 meters
Capital city : Elizabeth is capital of Union County, Province of New Jersey
Establishment : January 01, 1665 (359 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 13:38:58 (1st March 2024)
Density : 3,630 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.66% (2010-2020)
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Elizabeth is located at 40°39'50"N 74°12'39"W (40.6639900, -74.2107000). It has 6 neighbors: Union, Brick, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park and Staten Island.

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Elizabeth has 6 neighbours.

  • Union township of Union County, New Jersey
  • Brick A township in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean in eastern New Jersey. Brick is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the historic district and the Brick Historical Museum.
  • Linden A city in Union County, New Jersey. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. Linden is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Linden Historical Society and the Linden Arts Council.
  • Roselle borough in New Jersey, USA
  • Roselle Park borough in Union County, New Jersey
  • Staten Island The fifth most populous borough of New York City. It is located on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan. Staten Island is known for its ferry service to Manhattan, its green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Staten Island Zoo and the Staten Island Museum.


The population of Elizabeth increased by 2.66% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2006 126,179 - census
2010 124,969 -0.97% census
2011 125,792 0.65% estimation process
2012 126,595 0.63% estimation process
2013 127,278 0.54% estimation process
2014 127,658 0.3% estimation process
2015 127,661 0% estimation process
2016 127,968 0.24% estimation process
2017 128,175 0.16% estimation process
2018 128,599 0.33% estimation process
2019 129,216 0.48% estimation process
2020 128,382 -0.65% estimation process

Elizabeth zip code is 07201. County name: Union, County fips: 34039

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People born in Elizabeth (200)

People born in Elizabeth, including film score composer John Morris, actress and director Elizabeth Peña, computer scientist Jack Dennis, .


  • Nicholas Murray Butler (American philosopher, diplomat, and educator (1862-1947)) he was born in 02/04/1862
  • Stephen Crane (American politician (1709-1780)) he was born in 01/01/1709
  • Aaron Ogden (American soldier, lawyer, United States Senator and Governor of New Jersey (1756-1839)) he was born in 03/12/1756
  • Thomas Mitchell (American actor, playwright and screenwriter) he was born in 11/07/1892
  • William Henry Tunner (United States Air Force general) he was born in 14/07/1906
  • Abraham Clark (American politician (1726-1794)) he was born in 15/02/1726
  • Daniel Hugh Kelly (American actor) he was born in 10/08/1952
  • Sam Woodyard (American jazz drummer) he was born in 07/01/1925
  • Louis Abell (American rower) he was born in 21/07/1884
  • Harold Throckmorton (American tennis player) he was born in 12/04/1897
  • Fernando Perez (Major League Baseball outfielder) he was born in 23/04/1983
  • Rick Barry (American basketball player) he was born in 28/03/1944
  • Isaac Halstead Williamson (American politician (1767-1844)) he was born in 27/09/1767
  • Carol Blazejowski (American professional women's basketball player) she was born in 29/09/1956
  • William Halsey Jr. (United States admiral) he was born in 30/10/1882
  • Judy Blume (American children's writer) she was born in 12/02/1938
  • Matthias Ogden (Continental Army officer (1754-1791)) he was born in 22/10/1754
  • James P. Mitchell (American politician (1900-1964)) he was born in 12/11/1900

Schools in Elizabeth

College & universities near Elizabeth, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
185262 Kean University Union (NJ) 07083
451370 Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok Elizabeth (NJ) 07208
184506 Empire Beauty School-Union Union (NJ) 07083
476692 Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma Union (NJ) 07083-3618
446303 Healthcare Training Institute Union (NJ) 07083

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Elizabeth, NJ

Code Name Address Type
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL

Other places with the same name (9)

Other cities in Union County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Union County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Elizabethport 124,969 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Union 67,137 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Plainfield 50,011 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Linden 42,076 A city in Union County, New Jersey.
Rahway 29,832 City in Union County, New Jersey
Westfield 29,238 Town in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains 24,138 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cranford 24,028 Township of New Jersey
Hillside 21,841 Township of New Jersey
Summit 21,812 City in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Roselle 21,689 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Clark 15,837 Township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States
New Providence 13,994 Town in New Jersey, United States
Roselle Park 13,510 Borough in Union County, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights 13,313 Township in Union County, New Jersey
Kenilworth 8,153 Town in New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Elizabeth distances to largest New Jersey cities