Elbert is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 188 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Elbert is the 236th largest community in Colorado. Elbert has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in Elbert are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The overall crime rate in Elbert is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Elbert has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Elbert a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Elbert is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elbert, the average commute to work is 36.41 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Elbert is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Elbert has a very low overall level of education: only 9.15% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Elbert in 2018 was $31,180, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,720 for a family of four. However, Elbert contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Elbert home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elbert residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Elbert include German, Irish, English, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Elbert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.