Elsah is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 667 people and just one neighborhood, Elsah is the 713th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Elsah was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Elsah is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elsah is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsah who work in office and administrative support (28.42%), food service (24.93%) and management occupations (11.26%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Elsah is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Elsah area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Elsah maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Elsah is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.