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Elizabethtown, PA Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Elizabethtown Overview

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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Elizabethtown PA Real Estate Information


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.

Employment and Economy

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.

Recreation and Entertainment

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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Lancaster County Demographic Information

2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.4%
2010 Count519,445
2012 Estimate526,823
2010 Estimate519,448
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%
Native American0.4%
Native Hawaiian0.1%
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
Building Permits
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%
Nonemployer Establishments38,849
Number of Firms46,957
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
Native American0.0%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$13,269,853,000
Wholesale Trade$6,333,643,000
Retail Trade$6,542,276,000
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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