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Entire village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Elsah is a village in Jersey County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named after Ailsa Craig in Scotland
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Elsah. For links to other places called Elsah, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elsah is 38.956N. The longitude is -90.359W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 641.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elsah demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jersey County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62028 ZIP code.
25% of Elsah residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elsah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elsah was $13,154, compared with $21,587 nationally.
66% of Elsah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Elsah include Elsah Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Elsah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Jersey County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elsah political report.
The average commute time for Elsah workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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