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Eldon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Eldon had a population of 930 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eldon is located at latitude 40.918 and longitude -92.2182 in Wapello County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wapello County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Eldon (GNIS ID: 2394637) 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 Eldon is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wapello County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldon 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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Eldon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 930
Population in Households 929
Population in Familes 735
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 836
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 407
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $48,160
Average Home Value $60,430


Median Household Income $31,836
Average Household Income $42,017
Per Capita Income $18,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.02%
Households 0.04% -0.05%
Families -0.12% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Eldon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldon 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 # 309 69th
Population Density1 # 416 59th
Diversity Index2 # 691 32nd
Median Household Income # 1006 0th
Per Capita Income # 1000 1st

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