In south central Pennsylvania, in the scenic northwestern section of Lancaster County is a borough called Elizabethtown. More than 11,887 people call Elizabethtown home. Affectionately called E-Town, the borough provides municipal services and activities which create a high quality of life. With its proximity to Harrisburg, approximately 23 miles away, Elizabethtown is home to a vibrant economy.
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The median income for a household in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, was $42,752, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The median income for a family was $52,214. The per capita income for Elizabethtown was $18,384.
Companies, including Continental Press; animal feed plant White Oak Mills; and Masterfoods USA, a division of Mars, are located in Elizabethtown. The Masonic Village and Messick’s Farm and Construction Equipment are also based in the borough. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy is nearby in Mount Joy, outside Elizabethtown.
Residents in Elizabethtown enjoy two parks, the Community Park and Hickory Lane Park. Community Park has basketball courts, a baseball field, a play fort and playground, and an amphitheater. Hickory Lane Park is a natural park.
The borough has received several state and federal grants for construction of a pedestrian and bicycle pathway. The path moves east from Market Street, through Community Park to the Elizabethtown Area School District.
The Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation Services provides residents with multiple activities, including trips, sports leagues for baseball, softball and basketball players. The recreation services run the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, offers high quality education to residents. Public school students attend the Elizabethtown Area School District. Elizabethtown College, a small comprehensive college, also known as E-town, was founded by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1899. Approximately 2,000 students attend Elizabethtown College.
Founded in 1753, Elizabethtown was founded by Captain Barnabas Hughes. He purchased the land and platted the Elizabethtown real estate for sale. Local legend says he named the town after his wife, Elizabeth.
The borough was established in 1827. The Klein Chocolate Company, now a part of Mars, Inc., set up shop in the early 1900s. Elizabethtown became home to several shoe manufacturing companies, including the Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company. The Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.4%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.7%|
|5 to 1724.3%|
|18 to 6453.3%|
|65 and Older15.7%|
|White (not Hispanic)84.1%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+83.3%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+23.2%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+15.5%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+84.5%|
|Per Capita Income$26,141|
|Median Household Income$55,816|
|People in Poverty9.9%|
|Average Work Commute Time23 minutes|
|Total Housing Units204,747|
|Average Household Size2.60|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$187,300|
|New Private Housing Issued 20121,160|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More88.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year11.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments12,041|
|Private non-farm Employment210,772|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.7%|
|Number of Firms46,957|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$13,269,853,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$13,101|
|Sales Per Capita$763,937,000|
|Land Area943.81 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile551|
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