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Elizabethton is a city in Carter County, in the Johnson City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Elizabethton is 36.348N. The longitude is -82.21W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,526 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,015.


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Median household income
Local
$25,909
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elizabethton demographic reports
Elizabethton is on the Watauga and Doe rivers.
Cherokee leaders gathered here in 1775 and negotiated the Transylvania Purchase, selling more than 20 million acres of land to white settlers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 56. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Covered Bridge Celebration - June 6-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elizabethton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sycamore Shoals State Park
Elizabethton attractions: Watauga Dam, Wilbur Dam
Sports teams: Twins (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Colleges and universities: Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elizabethton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37643 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Elizabethton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elizabethton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elizabethton was $14,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Elizabethton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Elizabethton include Elizabethton Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elizabethton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.


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Libraries in Elizabethton include Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elizabethton include Elizabethton Star

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Politics

Carter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elizabethton political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Elizabethton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elizabethton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Elizabethton include Americourt Hotel Elizabethton.

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