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07201, 07202, 07206, 07208

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The population of Elizabeth is approximately 124,568 (2004), 124969 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 42,838 (2000), 41596 (2010).

The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 31.913 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 12.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.716 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elizabeth to Washington DC is 196 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elizabeth is positioned 40.66 degrees north of the equator and 74.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Elizabeth elevation is 38 feet above sea level.
Elizabeth median income is $35,175 (2000).

The Elizabeth median home price is $143,000 (2000).

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Elizabeth location: in northeastern New Jersey about five miles from Newark and about 20 miles from New York City. Other nearby communities include Hillside, Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Irvington, Union and Kenilworth.

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Elizabeth history:

A group of Englishmen known as the Elizabethtown Associates, purchased land in this area in 1664, including the area that would later become Elizabeth. Elizabethtown was formed in 1665 and named for the wife of Sir George Carteret. It actually became the first capital of New Jersey. Elizabethtown became a chartered city on on 13 March 1855. The official date of formation was actually 27 March 1855 due to an election held on 22 March 1855.

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Elizabeth attractions:

The Newark/Elizabeth Seaport - one of the nationís largest import and export facilities.

The Elizabeth Latin Carnival is held each year in early September.

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