Elsah, Illinois Population 2022

489
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Elsah is a city located in Jersey County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 489, it is the 913th largest city in Illinois and the 19282nd largest city in the United States. Elsah is currently declining at a rate of -2.98% annually and its population has decreased by -5.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 519 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Elsah has a population density of 448 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elsah is $102,221 with a poverty rate of 6.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,278 per month, and the median house value is $200,000. The median age in Elsah is 20.6 years, 20.4 years for males, and 20.8 years for females.

Elsah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elsahwas:

  • White: 84.45%
  • Black or African American: 4.85%
  • Other race: 4.42%
  • Asian: 3.85%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elsah, Illinois is 489 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 519.

Elsah, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59284.45%
Black or African American344.85%
Asian273.85%
Some Other Race314.42%
Two or More Races172.43%
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Elsah Population by Race

Elsah Population Pyramid 2022

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Elsah Median Age

20.7


Total

20.8


Male

20.6


Female

Elsah Adults

There are 694 adults, (48 of whom are seniors) in Elsah.

Elsah Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

7.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

1.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elsah Sex Ratio

Female

319

45.51%

Male

382

54.49%

Elsah Population by Age

Elsah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elsah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All71.9%28.1%
Non Family44%56%
Male0%0%
Female0%0%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elsah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All641.8371.9
Married392.3689.7
Male00
Female00
Non Family25044

2.36

Average Family Size

1.83

Average Household Size

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Elsah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade42.99%
9th to 12th Grade64.48%
High School Graduate1410.45%
Some College1712.69%
Associates Degree10.75%
Bachelors Degree2619.40%
Graduate Degree6649.25%
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Elsah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elsah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black977
White11010985
Other Race148
Hispanic158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 77.78%.

Elsah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,036$45,000$48,125
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$53,611$$
Some College$41,250$$
Bachelors Degree$48,750$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$48,036

Average Earnings

$45,000

Average Male

$48,125

Average Female

Elsah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elsah Language by Age

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Elsah Language

86.31% of Elsah residents speak only English, while 13.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

Elsah Language

Elsah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11436.36%
White9444.26%
OtherNaN%

6.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.29%

Male Poverty Rate

1.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elsah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elsah is Black, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elsah is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.81%.

Elsah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.00%
High School0.00%
Some College0.00%
Bachelors or Greater3.80%

Elsah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elsah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elsah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$97,500$109,748
Families$123,125$145,685
Married Families$123,125-
Non Families$53,194$53,688
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Income by Household Type

Elsah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

14.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.1%

Male Marriage Rate

12.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Elsah Married by Age and Sex

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Elsah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elsah Marital Status by Race

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Elsah Marital Status

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7

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War1
Vietnam2
Korea
World War II

Elsah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345
35 to 54
55 to 641
65 to 741
75+

Elsah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20.34%
Black514.71%

Elsah Veterans by Race

Elsah Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elsah Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Elsah Employment by Age

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Elsah Employment by Race

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Elsah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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33.67%

Born in Elsah

87.87%

Native Born

12.13%

Foreign Born

8.84%

Non Citizen

3.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.87% of Elsah residents were born in the United States, with 33.67% having been born in Illinois. 8.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Elsah Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20106730.00%
2011658-15-2.23%
2012643-15-2.28%
2013628-15-2.33%
2014613-15-2.39%
2015598-15-2.45%
2016583-15-2.51%
2017568-15-2.57%
2018553-15-2.64%
2019538-15-2.71%
2020519-19-3.53%
2021504-15-2.89%
2022489-15-2.98%

Elsah Population by Year