Elk Horn, Iowa

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Elk Horn, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elk Horn Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elk Horn Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Elk Horn Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Elk Horn, Iowa

Comparing Elk Horn 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Elk Horn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Shelby
Standard Zip Codes 51531
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.591
Longitude -95.059

Elk Horn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Elk Horn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 649 100%
Male 287 44.2%
Female 362 55.8%
Under 18 131 20.2%
18+ 518 79.8%
65+ 275 42.4%
Median Age 55.8
Average Family Size 2.73
White 643 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Elk Horn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 613
Growth -36
Growth % -5.5%

Elk Horn 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
Danish 49.8%
German 20%
US/American 7.2%
English 6.9%
Irish 6.9%
Norwegian 3%
Swedish 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
European 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elk Horn 649 $38,281
Audubon 2,382 $40,455
Brayton 145 $25,625
Exira 810 $32,222
Kimballton 342 $37,125
Marne 149 $36,806
Walnut 778 $44,500

Elk Horn Public Libraries

Elk Horn Public Library
"2027 WASHINGTON, BOX 119"
Elk Horn, Iowa
(712) 764-2013

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Elk Horn High Schools (2004)

Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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