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Overview
Population:28,254
Pop. Change:18%
State: Kentucky
Metro Area: Elizabethtown Metro Area
County: Hardin County
City:Elizabethtown
Zip Code:42701
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Elizabethtown's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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Elizabethtown Metro Area

Profile: Small town

Location: West-central Kentucky, 45 miles south of Louisville

Elevation: 708

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Elizabethtown, or “E-town”, is a small transportation and commercial/industrial center located at the junction of the north-south I-65 and east-west Western Kentucky Parkway, a short drive south of Louisville. There is a notable historic district in the small, mostly nondescript downtown. The central location brings a diverse base of mostly light to medium manufacturing concerns, many tied to the automotive and machinery industries. Larger names include Dana Corporation, Dow Corning, Gates Rubber, and Remington (firearms). UPS operates a logistics center. Cost of living and housing are quite reasonable. A 300-bed hospital anchors the health care scene. Besides Louisville, the area is close to Fort Knox to the north, Mammoth Cave to the south, and Bardstown to the east.

Terrain is flat to gently rolling with mixed agricultural and other uses. The variable continental climate brings hot, humid, subtropical summers punctuated by thunderstorms. Weather patterns at other time of year are active due to the location near storm tracks and the border between warm, moist Gulf air and cooler air from the north. Winters are an unpredictable mix with rain and occasional periods of heavy snow. Spring may bring strong storms, while fall seasons are relatively dry and pleasant. First freeze is mid to late October, last is mid-April.

Interesting Facts about Elizabethtown, Kentucky

As of 2014, Elizabethtown's population is 28,254 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.46 percent.

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The median home cost in Elizabethtown is $132,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.60 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Elizabethtown's cost of living is 11.20% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Elizabethtown public schools spend $9,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Elizabethtown.

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The unemployment rate in Elizabethtown is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Elizabethtown jobs have Decreased by 0.36 percent.


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Map Of Elizabethtown

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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Elizabethtown's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes