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Elk Run Heights, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Elk Run Heights had a population of 1,142 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Run Heights is located at latitude 42.4642 and longitude -92.2505 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Run Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Black Hawk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Elk Run Heights (GNIS ID: 2394651) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Elk Run Heights is located within Township of East Waterloo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Black Hawk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Run Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Run Heights: Elk Run.

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Elk Run Heights, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,142
Population in Households 1,142
Population in Familes 963
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,075
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 472
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (85.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 0.8%)
Median Home Value $141,468
Average Home Value $149,939


Median Household Income $60,779
Average Household Income $68,651
Per Capita Income $27,985
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.38% 0.38%
Families 0.52% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elk Run Heights, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Run Heights to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 257 74th
Population Density1 # 265 74th
Diversity Index2 # 290 72nd
Median Household Income # 201 80th
Per Capita Income # 401 60th

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