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Elsa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Elsa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hidalgo County at latitude 26.2979 and longitude -97.9938. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Elsa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elsa, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elsa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elsa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Elsa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,867
Population in Households 5,867
Population in Familes 5,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,891
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,813
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 1,456
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,186 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 626 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $88,830
Average Home Value $103,352


Median Household Income $16,594
Average Household Income $31,830
Per Capita Income $9,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.85% 1.24%
Households 1.09% 1.33%
Families 1.53% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   4.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elsa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elsa to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 355 80th
Population Density1 # 90 95th
Diversity Index2 # 1254 28th
Median Household Income # 1732 1st
Per Capita Income # 1622 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.