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Elizabethtown is a town in Essex County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Elizabeth Gilliland, wife of landholder William Gilliland.

The latitude of Elizabethtown is 44.216N. The longitude is -73.591W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,315.


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Median household income
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$32,244
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elizabethtown demographic reports
Elizabethtown is on the Boquet River, at the foot of Hurricane Mountain.
Tourism replaced lumber as the chief industry in the late 1800s.
Historic sites and museums: Adirondack History Center
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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12% of Elizabethtown residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $17,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Elizabethtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Elizabethtown include Hand-Hale Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Elizabethtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $370.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $816.


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Libraries in Elizabethtown include Elizabethtown Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Elizabethtown workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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