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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elsa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elsa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsa who work in office and administrative support (17.05%), personal care services (7.89%), and sales jobs (7.40%).
Being a small city, Elsa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Elsa ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 3.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Elsa in 2010 was $10,420, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $41,680 for a family of four. Elsa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.91% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Elsa is a somewhat 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 99.33% 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, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elsa include Irish, German, French , and Yugoslavian.
In addition, Elsa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.53%).
The most common language spoken in Elsa is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.