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Elizabethtown is a city in Hardin County.

Elizabethtown is in the Pennyroyal region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the wife of Col. Andrew Hynes, landholder.

The latitude of Elizabethtown is 37.693N. The longitude is -85.859W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,239.


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Median household income
Local
$35,823
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elizabethtown demographic reports
Also known as Etown
Filming location for:
· 2005 movie, "Elizabethtown"
Local festivals include:
  • Kentucky Heartland Festival - Aug. 24-25, 2007
  • Hardin County Fair - July 9-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elizabethtown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Brown Pusey House, Swopes Cars of Yesteryear, Lincoln Heritage House, Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
Colleges and universities: Elizabethtown Community College
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 Elizabethtown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hardin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42724 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Elizabethtown residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elizabethtown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elizabethtown was $20,442, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Elizabethtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elizabethtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $868.


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Libraries in Elizabethtown include Hardin County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elizabethtown include News-Enterprise

TV stations in Elizabethtown include WKZT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKUE.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Elizabethtown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elizabethtown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Elizabethtown include Best Western Atrium Gardens, Country Hearth Inn, Days Inn Elizabethtown, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, La Quinta Inn Elizabethtown, Motel 6 Elizabethtown, Quality Inn, Ramada Limited, Super 8.

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