Eldora, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Eldora, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Eldora had a population of 2,809 as of July 1, 2017. Eldora ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eldora is located at latitude 42.3606 and longitude -93.1013 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eldora (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Eldora (GNIS ID: 467769) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Eldora is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldora population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Eldora, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,809
Daytime Population: Workers 1,867
Daytime Population: Residents 1,590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,457
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 2,533
Population in Familes 1,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 649
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $49,355
Average Household Income $67,252
Per Capita Income $27,547


Total Housing Units 1,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $93,289
Average Home Value $126,231


Total Households 1,107
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.14%
Households 0.35% 0.13%
Families 0.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Eldora, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldora to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 123 88th
Population Density # 534 47th
Diversity Index # 142 86th
Median Household Income # 709 30th
Per Capita Income # 496 51st

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