Elsa, Texas


Elsa, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Elsa, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Elsa, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Hidalgo

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area_total_km2 = 3.8
area_land_km2 = 3.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5549
population_density_km2 = 1450.5
population_density_sq_mi = 3756.8

timezone = Central (CST)
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elevation_m = 20
elevation_ft = 66
latd = 26 |latm = 17 |lats = 52 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 59 |longs = 34 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 78543
area_code = 956
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blank_info = 48-24036GR|2
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Elsa is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,549 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Elsa is located 11 miles North of Weslaco and 13 miles East of Edinburg on State Hwy 107 and State Hwy Ruben Hinjosa (fm 88)coor dms|26|17|52|N|97|59|34|W|city (26.297672, -97.992770)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,549 people, 1,575 households, and 1,324 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,756.8 people per square mile (1,447.6/km²). There were 1,754 housing units at an average density of 1,187.5/sq mi (457.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was .74% White, 0.34% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.05% Asian, .22% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.28% of the population.

There were 1,575 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.52 and the average family size was 3.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,232, and the median income for a family was $21,831. Males had a median income of $21,957 versus $17,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $7,550. About 33.5% of families and 38.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.9% of those under age 18 and 32.2% of those age 65 or over.

Community

Elsa is served by the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District. [ [http://www.eeisd.org/ Edcouch-Elsa Isd: Viva La Maquina! ] ] In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

References

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