population: even the U.S. census folks don’t know
The railroad whistlestop little town of Elva was developed back around the 1850s on land donated by Joseph Glidden, an American farmer, businessman, developer of barbed wire. The town was named after his eldest daughter.
Now it’s no longer a town, it’s a teeny tiny group of unincorporated homes, surrounded by farms.
But even if the grain elevator has fallen on bad times, the town hall is still looking sweetly spiffy & loved.