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Welcome to Elsa ...

The city of Elsa is located on the South Texas Plains.

Elsa is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

The location of Elsa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Elsa has a population of 7,160 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Elsa.

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 telephone 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 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 have 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.

  • McAllen [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAllen
    • McAllen [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Elsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAllen<7>
  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
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    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Elsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,374 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<7>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
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    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Elsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pharr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<7>
  • Harlingen [Cameron County]
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    • Harlingen [Cameron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Elsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlingen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlingen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlingen<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
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      • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<7>
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
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      • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<7>
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
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      • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<7>
    • Alton [Hidalgo County]
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      • Alton [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<7>
    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercedes
      • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<7>
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
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      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Elsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elsa was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elsa on our Genealogy Page.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elsa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elsa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elsa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elsa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elsa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elsa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElsaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elsa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2979, Longitude: -97.9937       In this case, the coordinates for Elsa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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