Elba is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,903 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elba is the 140th largest community in Alabama.
Elba is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elba is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elba who work in office and administrative support (15.90%), food service (10.82%), and management occupations (10.82%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Elba is worth considering.
The citizens of Elba are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.06% of adults in Elba have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Elba in 2010 was $17,688, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,752 for a family of four. However, Elba contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Elba also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.99% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Elba is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elba home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elba residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elba include English, African, German, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Elba is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.