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Elba is a township in Lapeer County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Elba. For links to other places called Elba, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elba is 43.017N. The longitude is -83.395W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,462.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elba demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lapeer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48455 ZIP code.
24% of Elba residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elba ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elba was $22,863, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Elba residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elba, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,092.
Lapeer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elba political report.
The average commute time for Elba workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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