Elsa, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elsa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Elsa had a population of 5,994 as of July 1, 2015. Elsa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elsa is located at latitude 26.2979 and longitude -97.9938 in Hidalgo County. 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. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Elsa (GNIS ID: 2410434) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elsa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Elsa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,994
Population in Households 5,994
Population in Familes 5,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,976
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,855
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 1,489
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,212 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 643 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $93,330
Average Home Value $107,576


Median Household Income $18,384
Average Household Income $27,835
Per Capita Income $8,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.4%
Households 1.33% 1.52%
Families 1.67% 1.45%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 354 80th
Population Density1 # 91 95th
Diversity Index2 # 1280 27th
Median Household Income # 1730 1st
Per Capita Income # 1705 3rd

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