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The location of Elsa

Welcome to Elsa ...

The city of Elsa is located in Hidalgo County.

The location of Elsa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elsa has a population of 7,107 people<2> (see below for details).

Elsa is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Elsa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Elsa is within the boundaries of the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Elsa: 78543<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elsa had an population of 7,107 people. This is an increase of 25.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.08% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elsa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elsa.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Elsa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

McAllen   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Elsa

Edinburg   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Elsa

Pharr   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elsa

Harlingen   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Elsa

Located in Cameron County

Weslaco   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Elsa

San Juan   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elsa

Alamo   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elsa

Alton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Elsa

Mercedes   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elsa

Donna   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elsa

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elsa.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elsa.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elsa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elsa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elsa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elsa

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elsa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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