Elsah, IL

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Elsah Profile


Overview

Elsah is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 606 people and just one neighborhood, Elsah is the 713th largest community in Illinois. Elsah has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Occupations and Workforce

Elsah is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elsah is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elsah who work in food service (17.34%), management occupations (12.38%), and office and administrative support (10.84%).

Of important note, Elsah is also a village of artists. Elsah has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elsah’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Elsah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.93% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Elsah is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Elsah’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Elsah. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Elsah.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Elsah spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

Elsah Demographics

If knowledge is power, Elsah is a pretty powerful place. 77.44% of the adults in Elsah have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Elsah in 2018 was $13,375, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,500 for a family of four.

Elsah is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Elsah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elsah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elsah include German, English, Irish, Kenyan, and European.

The most common language spoken in Elsah is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Alton High School
4200 Humbert Rd
Alton, IL 62002
09-12
Gilson Brown Elem School
1613 W Delmar Ave
Godfrey, IL 62035
KG-02
Alton Middle School
2200 College Ave
Alton, IL 62002
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

ALTON CUSD 11


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.0% 48.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.0% 46.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 2.0%

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JERSEY CUSD 100


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 42.9% 48.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 38.7% 46.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.2% 2.0%

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