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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Elizabeth is approximately 1,493 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 758 (2000), 626 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 0.915 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elizabeth is 0.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.155 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elizabeth to Washington DC is 183 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 159 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elizabeth is positioned 40.27 degrees north of the equator and 79.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Elizabeth elevation is 780 feet above sea level.
Elizabeth per capita income is $ 20,363 (2009).
Elizabeth median income is $ 40,539 (2009).
The Elizabeth median home price is $ 82,166 (2009).


12 miles south of Pittsburgh, off route 51, along the east side of the Monongahela River. It is about 251 miles west of Philadelphia. Other nearby communities include: West Elizabeth Borough, Clairton, Lincoln Borough, Jefferson Hills Borough, Glassport Borough, Liberty Borough, Versailles Borough and Port Vue Borough.

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History & History Related Items

Originally called Elizabeth Town, Elizabeth was founded by Samuel Mackay, Colonel Stephen Bayard and his wife, Elizabeth Mackay Bayard in 1787. It was for Bayard's wife, Elizabeth, that the town was named. It was one of the first settlements in the area between Brownsville and Pittsburgh. Early industry in Elizabeth was varied with glass-making and steamboat or ship building among the most prominent. It was incorporated on 2 April 1834 as a borough.

A history page for Elizabeth.
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The founding of Elizabeth


The incorporation of Elizabeth

2 April 1834

Elizabeth City Government

Elizabeth Secretary's Office
206 S 3rd Ave.
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Phone: 412-384-7771

Elizabeth Boro
Elizabeth, Pennsylvania 15037

Elizabeth is governed by a Mayor and a seven member council.

Elizabeth Borough Police Department
206 Third Avenue
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Phone: 412-384-4041
Elizabeth Borough Volunteer Fire Department

Lincoln Boro Secretary
45 Abes Way
Elizabeth, PA 15037-3024
Phone: 412-751-2655

Twin Rivers Council of Governments
3000 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: (412) 466-7377
Serving the Boroughs of Elizabeth, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln,Port Vue, Madison, Versailles, West Mifflin, West Newton, White Oak, The Townships of Elizabeth, Forward, South Versailles, The City of McKeesport

Elizabeth Libraries

Elizabeth Forward Public Library
401 Rock Run Road #2
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Phone: 412-896-2371

Elizabeth Schools

Elizabeth Forward School District
401 Rock Run Rd
Elizabeth, PA 15037
Phone: 412-896-2312 Elizabeth


The population of Elizabeth Borough was:
1990 - 1,610
2000 - 1,609
2010 - 1,493

Population Density:
2010 - 3,700 persons per square mile

Median age:
2010 - 39.7 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 773
2000 - 758

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 30,556
2009 - $ 40,539

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 17,618
2009 - $ 20,363

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 60,200
2009 - $ 82,166

Elizabeth Borough is located in the Eastern Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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