Elsah, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elsah, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Elsah had a population of 628 as of July 1, 2017. Elsah ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elsah is located at latitude 38.954 and longitude -90.3554 in Jersey County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elsah (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jersey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Village of Elsah (GNIS ID: 2398818) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Elsah is located within Township of Elsah, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jersey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elsah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elsah: Elsa, Jersey Landing.

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Elsah, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 628
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $65,038
Average Household Income $75,624
Per Capita Income $33,127


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $111,538
Average Home Value $132,500


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 4.44
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.95% -0.51%
Households -0.52% -0.58%
Families 3.33% -0.57%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Elsah, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elsah to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 853 38th
Population Density # 1029 25th
Diversity Index # 686 50th
Median Household Income # 320 77th
Per Capita Income # 279 80th

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