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Eldon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Eldon had a population of 915 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Eldon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 915
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 652
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 914
Population in Familes 721
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 822
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $33,890
Average Household Income $43,625
Per Capita Income $18,977


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $51,991
Average Home Value $62,219


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.18% -0.29%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families -0.32% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2017 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 # 314 69th
Population Density # 418 59th
Diversity Index # 668 33rd
Median Household Income # 1003 1st
Per Capita Income # 1001 1st

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