Elsa, TX Population

Population: 5,549. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,458 (+16.4% change)
Males: 2,633 (47.4%), Females: 2,916 (52.6%)

Hidalgo County

Zip code: 78543

Median resident age: 28.0 years
Median household income: $19,232
Median house value: $36,000

Races in Elsa:

  • Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Other race (21.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (2.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: .

Elevation: 66 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elsa

  • High school or higher: 46.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 20.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elsa city

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

17.2% Foreign born (16.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +410 (+8.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Elsa:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elsa:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 19 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 25 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 49 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elsa:

Amtrak station near Elsa:

  • 19 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elsa:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 14 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 23 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 42 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 83 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 107 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Libraries

Library in Elsa:

  • ELSA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $118,526; Location: 711 N HIDALGO ST; 23,081 books; 709 audio materials; 681 video materials; 25 serial subscriptions)

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