Elkader, IA 52043 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 52043: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elkader, IA 52043

Not Acceptable, USPS
Clayton Center, IA 52043
Communia, IA 52043
Mederville, IA 52043
Osborne, IA 52043

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 160
  • Single Family Addresses: 642
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 41
  • County: Clayton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.856, Longitude -91.405
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Elkader, IA 52043 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,331
Population in Households 2,267
Population in Familes 1,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,053
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 775 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $103,052
Average Home Value $173,677


Median Household Income $50,851
Average Household Income $63,644
Per Capita Income $29,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% -0.02%
Households 0.42% 0.09%
Families 0.27% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Elkader, IA 52043 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52043 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 252 74th
Population Density1 # 438 55th
Diversity Index2 # 580 40th
Median Household Income # 577 40th
Per Capita Income # 350 64th

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