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 2,764 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Eldora, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,764
Population in Households 2,496
Population in Familes 1,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 268
Population Density1 639
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,084
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 673
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $92,295
Average Home Value $122,351


Median Household Income $46,866
Average Household Income $66,028
Per Capita Income $26,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families 0.05% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

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, 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 # 125 88th
Population Density1 # 540 47th
Diversity Index2 # 151 85th
Median Household Income # 711 30th
Per Capita Income # 505 50th

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