Eldon, Iowa

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High Points

Eldon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Eldon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Eldon, Iowa

Comparing Eldon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 4
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Eldon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wapello
Standard Zip Codes 52554
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.918
Longitude -92.222

Eldon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
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Eldon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 998 100%
Male 476 47.7%
Female 522 52.3%
Under 18 252 25.3%
18+ 746 74.7%
65+ 171 17.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 980 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 14 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.5%

Estimated Eldon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 974
Growth -24
Growth % -2.4%

Eldon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.6%
Irish 16.9%
English 12.6%
US/American 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
Dutch 5.5%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Norwegian 2.2%
Swedish 1.5%
Other Subsaharan African 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
British 0.6%
European 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Eldon 998 $37,250
Agency 622 $44,306
Batavia 500 $39,063
Birmingham 423 $40,250
Floris 153 $27,917
Libertyville 325 $41,875
Ottumwa 24,998 $37,302

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Eldon Public Library
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Eldon High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 354 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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