Elbert County encompasses 1,854 sq miles and has a population of approximately 22,000. Elbert County is nestled on the east side of Denver and Colorado Springs. While remaining rural on the eastern side, the western side is becoming more urban. The major number of population commute to the metro area to work. The towns of Elizabeth, Kiowa and Simla are incorporated, the smaller towns of Agate, Elbert and Matheson remain unincorporated.