Elizabeth, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the fourth largest city in the state, and was the original capital of New Jersey and home of Princeton University. It was also the first community to speak English in New Jersey. A home of many inventions and innovations, Elizabeth was the site of the first Colonial Assembly, the submarine, automobile assembly line (in the state), ice cream soda, and the Singer sewing machine. Today, the economy in Elizabeth has many sectors, with a large investment in retail and entertainment. Over 15 million people per year now shop Jersey Gardens Mall, the largest mall on the east coast. The IKEA and Toys-R-Us Kids World are the top performers for their respective companies and are located in Elizabeth. Transportation is also crucial to the economy. Air, rail, highway, and sea are all ways to get in and out of the city. Elizabeth is connected to New York City by both rail and ferry. The Port Newark/Elizabeth marina terminal is the world's largest containership port, the largest Foreign Trade Zone in the nation, and adds over 150,000 jobs to the economy.
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- Population: 125195
- Industries: Health care;Rubber manufacturing; Accommodation and food services; Construction; Educational services; Administrative and support and waste management services; Finance and insurance
- Area Codes: 908
- Zip Codes: 07201, 07202, 07206, 07207, 07208
- Surrounding Cities: Newark, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; Hillside, NJ; Roselle borough, NJ; Linden, NJ; Roselle Park borough, NJ; Union, NJ; Kenilworth borough, NJ; Irvington, NJ; Bayonne, NJ