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People

Total Population 1,252
Male Share of the Population 52.1%
Female Share of the Population 47.9%
Senior Citizens 25.6%
Employed Population 16+ 662
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,708
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $582
Median House Value $84,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elkader Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NW of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 167 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Clayton
Standard Zip Codes 52043
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.853
Longitude -91.405

Elkader Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELKADER 5 SSW
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station WAUKON
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Station LYNXVILLE DAM 9
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elkader, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clayton Center (52043)

Communia (52043)

Mederville (52043)

Osborne (52043)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmersburg 264 $46,500
Garber 141 $58,333
Garnavillo 855 $57,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elkader Public Libraries

Library
Elkader Public Library
"130 N MAIN, BOX 310"
Elkader, Iowa
(319) 245-1446

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Elkader High Schools

CENTRAL COMMUNITY JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
400 FIRST STREET NW
563-245-1750
Serves 311 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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