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
  • County: Clayton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.856, Longitude -91.405
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 157
  • PO Box Addresses: 297
  • Residential Addresses: 710
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 47
    • Single Family Addresses: 663

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Elkader, IA 52043 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,362
Daytime Population: Workers 1,594
Daytime Population: Residents 1,071
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,665
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,295
Population in Familes 1,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,649
Average Household Income $67,450
Per Capita Income $30,712


Total Housing Units 1,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $99,921
Average Home Value $169,236


Total Households 1,065
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 664
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 0.31% -0.03%
Households 0.46% 0.04%
Families 0.29% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 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 # 249 74th
Population Density # 459 53rd
Diversity Index # 582 40th
Median Household Income # 527 45th
Per Capita Income # 260 73rd

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