Elizabeth, New Jersey

Elizabeth is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1665. It has a population of 120,568, making it New Jersey’s fourth largest city. It is located 46 miles from Trenton, the New Jersey State Capitol and is in Union County. Elizabeth was New Jersey’s first capital city. Elizabeth’s diverse population represents more than 50 countries and 37 language groups. With its close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Routes 1 & 9, and Manhattan, the City has become a reqional hub for the East Coast. Elizabeth has two NJ Transit train stations that connect to New York City and the rest of the State. The Port Newark/Elizabeth’s 2,000-acre marina terminal hosts over 150,000 jobs and is the World’s largest containership port and the largest Foreign Trade Zone in the United States.