Elba, Alabama

According to ACRONYMMONSTER, Elba, Alabama is a small city located in Coffee County, approximately 45 miles from the state capital of Montgomery. It is part of the Dothan metropolitan area and has a population of around 4,000 people.

The city was founded in 1882 as a railroad town on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad line. This railroad line still runs through Elba today, connecting it to other cities throughout Alabama and the Southeast. The city was named after an island off the coast of Italy called Elba.

Elba is known for its friendly atmosphere and close-knit community feel. Residents are proud of their heritage and enjoy spending time together at community events like Fourth of July celebrations, school functions, church activities, and more. The town has many parks where families can relax and play together or take advantage of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking trails or fishing areas.

The downtown area of Elba offers plenty to do for visitors and locals alike including several restaurants, local shops offering unique gifts or antiques, art galleries showcasing local artisans’ work, boutiques with clothing items from popular brands like Levi’s or Nike, salons providing beauty services such as manicures or haircuts, and more.

According to Topbbacolleges, Autauga County, Elba also has several annual events that bring people to town from around the region including the Elba Watermelon Festival held each June which features live music performances, a watermelon eating contest for adults and children alike to compete in, arts & crafts booths where you can find handmade items from local artists or vendors selling their wares from afar such as homemade candles or soaps. Other popular events include the Coffeepot Classic Car Show held each April featuring classic cars from all over Alabama; the Catfish Festival held each May; and Christmas in Elba which features holiday activities like caroling throughout town for residents to enjoy during this festive time of year.

If you’re looking for a small town with a lot to offer then look no further than Elba! With its friendly atmosphere and unique attractions it’s sure to be an enjoyable experience for anyone who visits.

Population: 4,185. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,181 (-0.1% change)
Males: 2,058 (49.2%), Females: 2,127 (50.8%)

Coffee County

Zip code: 36323

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $24,021
Median house value: $69,900

Races in Elba:

  • White Non-Hispanic (63.5%)
  • Black (34.3%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (13.4%), English (9.3%), Irish (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), German (1.6%).

Elevation: 195 feet

Land area: 15.4 square miles

Elba, Alabama


For population 25 years and over in Elba

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elba city

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+1.2%).


Hospital/medical center in Elba:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Elba:

  • MIZELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; OPP, AL)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elba:

  • DOTHAN RGNL (about 46 miles; DOTHAN, AL; Abbreviation: DHN)
  • MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) (about 65 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Abbreviation: MGM)
  • HURLBURT FIELD (about 81 miles; MARY ESTHER, FL; Abbreviation: HRT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Elba:

  • CARL FOLSOM (about 2 miles; ELBA, AL; Abbreviation: 14J)
  • ENTERPRISE MUNI (about 17 miles; ENTERPRISE, AL; Abbreviation: EDN)
  • ANDALUSIA-OPP (about 23 miles; ANDALUSIA/OPP, AL; Abbreviation: 79J)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elba:

  • TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 29 miles; TROY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 9,143)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DOTHAN (about 48 miles; DOTHAN, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,703)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY (about 57 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,677)
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,283)
  • OKALOOSA-WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; NICEVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,374)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE (about 69 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 126,963)


Public high schools in Elba:

  • ELBA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 478; Location: 371 TIGER DR; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • ELBA AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (Location: 371 TIGER DR; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Elba:

  • ELBA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 145 TIGER DR; Grades: KG – 06)


Library in Elba:

  • ELBA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $87,957; Location: 406 SIMMONS STREET; 20,810 books; 285 audio materials; 274 video materials; 34 serial subscriptions)