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The City of Elk Horn had a population of 624 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Elk Horn is located at latitude 41.593 and longitude -95.0616 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Horn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The City of Elk Horn (GNIS ID: 2394649) 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 Horn is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk Horn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Elk Horn, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 624
Population in Households 573
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 811
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $57,849
Average Household Income $65,452
Per Capita Income $27,212


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $116,463
Average Home Value $165,718


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.71% -0.58%
Households -0.53% -0.5%
Families -0.22% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.08%

Elk Horn, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Horn to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 409 60th
Population Density # 419 59th
Diversity Index # 382 62nd
Median Household Income # 402 60th
Per Capita Income # 641 37th

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