Eldon, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Eldon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Eldon had a population of 928 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Eldon is located at latitude 40.9186 and longitude -92.223 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.

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


Total Population 928
Population in Households 928
Population in Familes 725
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 834
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,049
Average Household Income $45,372
Per Capita Income $19,654


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $58,486
Average Home Value $69,579


Total Households 407
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 256
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.01% -0.24%
Households 0.03% -0.25%
Families -0.19% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 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 # 308 70th
Population Density # 407 60th
Diversity Index # 703 31st
Median Household Income # 998 1st
Per Capita Income # 998 1st

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