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The City of Elk Run Heights had a population of 1,142 as of July 1, 2021. Elk Run Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Run Heights is located at latitude 42.4669 and longitude -92.2566 in Black Hawk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Run Heights 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Run Heights: Elk Run.

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Elk Run Heights, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,142 (100%)
Population in Households 1,142 (100.0%)
Population in Families 956 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,075
Diversity Index2 17
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,793
Average Household Income $73,517
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $30,316
Wealth Index5 70
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $166,848
Average Home Value $187,981
Housing Affordability Index3 218
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.2% 0.24%
Households 0.25% 0.29%
Families 0.23% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%

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

The table below compares Elk Run Heights to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 256 75th
Population Density # 248 75th
Median Household Income # 566 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 479 48th
Per Capita Income # 549 46th
Diversity Index # 262 74th

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