Elsa, Texas

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Elsa is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,549 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Elsa is located at 26°17′52″N 97°59′34″W / 26.29778°N 97.99278°W / 26.29778; -97.99278 (26.297672, -97.992770),[3] eleven miles north of Weslaco and 13 miles east of Edinburg on State Highway 107 and FM 88.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,549 people, 1,575 households, and 1,324 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,756.8 people per square mile (1,447.6/km²). There were 1,754 housing units at an average density of 1,187.5/sq mi (457.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.5% White, 0.34% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 21.7% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.28% of the population.

There were 1,575 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.52 and the average family size was 3.90.

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