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Elizabeth

Population: 124,969

Size: 13.46 miles

Distance from NYC: 15 miles 21 min

Welcome to Elizabeth, New Jersey, a City with a proud history dating back to the founding of our Country, and an even more exciting future. With a population of 124,969, the City of Elizabeth is New Jersey’s fourth largest City. Elizabeth is a City easily accessible by land, sea, rail, and air, located in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Nation. Last year more than 15 million people visited Elizabeth’s Jersey Gardens Mall, the largest mall on the East Coast. Elizabeth is also home to the nation’s top performing IKEA store and the largest Toys-R-Us Kids World. Elizabeth is among the U.S. cities with the highest train ridership. It is serviced by NJ Transit on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Line. There are two active stations in Elizabeth. Elizabeth station, also called Broad Street Elizabeth or Midtown Station, is the southern station in Midtown Elizabeth. The other train station in Elizabeth is North Elizabeth station. NJ Transit provides bus service on the 111, 112, 113 and 115 routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 24, 40, 48, 59 and 62 routes to Newark, New Jersey, with local service available on the 26, 52, 56, 57 and 58 routes.

Schools:

Pre-K

  • Frances C. Smith Center for Early Childhood Education No. 50
  • Donald Stewart Center for Early Childhood Education No. 51
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Early Childhood Education No. 5

Middle School

  • Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 (Gifted & Talented)
  • IPrep Academy School No. 8
  • Jerome Dunn Academy No. 9
  • Elmora School No. 12
  • Benjamin Franklin School No. 13
  • Abraham Lincoln School No. 14
  • Christopher Columbus School No. 15
  • Madison-Monroe School No. 16
  • Robert Morris School No. 18
    High School

  • Elizabeth High School Upper and Lower Academy (Gifted & Talented)
  • John E. Dwyer Technology Academy
  • Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Academy
  • Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy
  • Admiral William F. Halsey Leadership Academy
  • Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy