Elsa, TX
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Elsa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,647 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elsa is the 331st largest community in Texas.

Elsa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elsa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsa who work in office and administrative support (22.80%), sales jobs (9.26%), and food service (7.87%).

Being a small city, Elsa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Elsa has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.57% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Elsa in 2010 was $8,976, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $35,904 for a family of four. Elsa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.83% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Elsa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elsa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Elsa, accounting for 99.78% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Elsa residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Elsa include Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

Elsa also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.78%.

The most common language spoken in Elsa is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.

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