Elsa, Texas Population 2021

7,136
map placeholder

Elsa is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 7,136, it is the 300th largest city in Texas and the 3918th largest city in the United States . Elsa is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually but its population has increased by 26.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,660 in 2010. Elsa reached it's highest population of 7,267 in 2015. Spanning over 2 miles, Elsa has a population density of 3,419 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elsa is $47,622 with a poverty rate of 30.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $558 per month, and the median house value is $53,300. The median age in Elsa is 30.3 years, 32.5 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Elsa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elsa was:

  • White: 97.74%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Elsa, Texas is 7,136 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,193.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,660.

Elsa, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,06297.74%
Some Other Race1091.51%
Black or African American540.75%
Loading...

Elsa Population by Race

Elsa Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Elsa Median Age

30.3


Total

32.5


Male

29.5


Female

Elsa Adults

There are 4,960 adults, (953 of whom are seniors) in Elsa.

Elsa Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Elsa Sex Ratio

Female

4,175

57.79%

Male

3,050

42.21%

Elsa Population by Age

Elsa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Elsa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married73.7%26.3%
All70.6%29.4%
Female65.4%34.6%
Non Family57.2%42.8%

70.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elsa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9583.6970.6
Married1,0784.5373.7
Female4593.7765.4
Non Family313057.2
Male1082.8100

4.2

Average Family Size

3.69

Average Household Size

Loading...

Elsa Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade76918.12%
9th to 12th Grade65615.45%
High School Graduate1,29230.44%
Some College1,02524.15%
Associates Degree350.82%
Bachelors Degree3628.53%
Graduate Degree1062.50%
Loading...

Elsa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elsa Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,1882,781468
Other Race10939
White5739

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 68.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 11.17%.

Elsa Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,179$30,262$18,777
Less Than 9th Grade$14,329$13,950$14,496
High School Graduate$26,092$30,184$25,060
Some College$22,319$37,583$15,714
Bachelors Degree$36,703$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$23,179

Average Earnings

$30,262

Average Male

$18,777

Average Female

Elsa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elsa Language by Age

Loading...

Elsa Language

9.96% of Elsa residents speak only English, while 90.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 90.04% of the population.

Elsa Language

Elsa Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,1682,19230.58%
Other109109100.00%
White571831.58%

30.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.16%

Male Poverty Rate

29.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elsa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elsa is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elsa is Hispanic, with 30.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.71%.

Elsa Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.23%
High School27.55%
Some College17.55%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Elsa Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.76%
Female Employed15.02%
Male Employed11.78%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Elsa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elsa Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$35,994$47,622
Families$39,341$51,084
Married Families$42,803-
Non Families$17,340$29,426
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Elsa Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Elsa Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Elsa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elsa Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Elsa Marital Status

Loading...

121

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam86
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War15
World War II
Korea

Elsa Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7448
55 to 6438
35 to 5420
18 to 3415
75+

Elsa Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic1212.47%
White1212.52%

Elsa Veterans by Race

Elsa Veterans by Education

Loading...

16.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elsa Veterans by Education

Loading...

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Elsa Employment by Age

Loading...

Elsa Employment by Race

Loading...

Elsa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

78.27%

Born in Elsa

87.40%

Native Born

12.60%

Foreign Born

8.61%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.40% of Elsa residents were born in the United States, with 78.27% having been born in Texas. 8.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elsa Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,136-19-0.27%
20207,155-19-0.26%
20197,174-19-0.26%
20187,193-23-0.32%
20177,216-37-0.51%
20167,253-14-0.19%
20157,26730.04%
20147,264220.30%
20137,2422783.99%
20126,9642253.34%
20116,7393906.14%
20106,3498001.36%
20005,5493070.57%
19905,2421810.35%
19805,0616611.41%
19704,4005531.35%
19603,8476681.93%
19503,1790.00%

Elsa Population by Year