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Welcome to Elsa ...
The city of Elsa is located on the South Texas Plains.
The location of Elsa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Elsa, you might consider that their post office opened in 1927.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elsa has a population of 7,160 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Elsa is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Elsa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Elsa: (956)
The ZIP code for Elsa: 78543<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elsa had an population of 7,160 people. This is an increase of 26.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.03% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elsa had a population of 5,660 people. This makes Elsa the county's 12th most populous community.
The population of Elsa represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 309th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,660 people, the population of Elsa increased 2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,549 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elsa.
Communities Also Named Elsa ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elsa - they are located in California and Yukon.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elsa.
Communities near Elsa ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elsa.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elsa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elsa.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elsa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elsa.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elsa. See our Newspapers Page for Elsa.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elsa ...
Looking for more information about Elsa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Elsa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elsa.
Adding Elsa to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elsa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Elsa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Elsa on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Elsa.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elsa. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Feb 2024