Eldon, Iowa

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Population in 2012: 916 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.2%
 
Males: 412  (45.0%)
Females: 504  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52554.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,805 (it was $26,950 in 2000)
Eldon:

$31,805
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,365 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Eldon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,703 (it was $31,100 in 2000)
Eldon:

$53,703
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $56,255; Detached houses: $56,735; Mobile homes: $51,457

Median gross rent in 2012: $441.

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  • White alone - 910 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

Races in Eldon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Eldon: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), German (18.2%), English (13.2%), United States (10.1%), Dutch (5.4%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/29/1872

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 1.13 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Eldon,IA real estate house value index trend

Eldon, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Eldon:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eldon city:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Eldon, Iowa as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Eldon to the number of sex offenders is 183 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $711 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $348 (1.0%)

Eldon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (62.6 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (177.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (244.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Batavia, IA (2.5 miles ), Floris, IA (2.6 miles) , Agency, IA (2.7 miles ), Douds, IA (3.0 miles) , Leando, IA (3.0 miles) , Libertyville, IA (3.1 miles ), Ottumwa, IA (3.5 miles ), Birmingham, IA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $12,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $21,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.92 N, Longitude: 92.22 W

Area code: 641

Eldon household income distribution Eldon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -51 (-4.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Eldon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Eldon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eldon, Iowa average temperatures Eldon, Iowa average precipitation Eldon, Iowa humidity Eldon, Iowa wind speed Eldon, Iowa snowfall Eldon, Iowa sunshine Eldon, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Eldon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Eldon city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the city center caused $650,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eldon-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 272.0 miles away from Eldon center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 311.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from Eldon center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wapello County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Eldon:

  • SUNNYSLOPE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • OTTUMWA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • HILLSIDE MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • WAPELLO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)
  • ST JOSEPH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OTTUMWA, IA)

Amtrak station near Eldon:

  • 13 miles: OTTUMWA (210 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldon:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 13 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 54 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 56 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of Iowa (about 63 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 75 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Western Illinois University (about 87 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Drake University (about 89 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high school in Eldon:

Public elementary/middle school in Eldon:

See full list of schools located in Eldon

Library in Eldon:

  • ELDON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $31,386; Location: 608 W ELM; 7,762 books; 72 audio materials; 365 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wapello County and City of Eldon will open the American Gothic House Center on June 9, 2007. The famous house from Grant Wood painting American Gothic is in Eldon and will be 125 years old this year.

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Notable locations in Eldon: Tri-County Grain Elevator (A), Wapello County Fairgrounds (B), Eldon Fire and Rescue (C), American Gothic House (D), Eldon Public Library (E), Eldon City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Eldon include: Assembly of God Church (A), Eldon First Baptist Church (B), Living Hope Bible Church (C), Eldon United Methodist Church (D), Christian Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wapello County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.57
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Eldon and their reported violations in the past:

ELDON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 998, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2005)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 87.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Eldon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Eldon (2011 data):

  • The Libertyville Savings Bank: Eldon Branch at 403 West Elm, branch established on 1997/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $196.7 mil, Deposits: $164.1 mil, headquarters in Fairfield, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Village Investment Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Eldon travel time to work - commute Eldon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eldon city (based on Wapello County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.26%
Here: 42.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents20.8%17.0%13.6%5.8%5.6%
Congregations3.2%17.7%9.7%4.8%6.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USASalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.8%4.4%3.2%3.0%21.7%
Congregations1.6%4.8%3.2%1.6%46.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wapello County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wapello County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Wapello County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wapello County:

27.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.2%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,172$26,0640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,727
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,502$30,0240$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$1,946
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,552
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,371
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,125
Totals for Government 2$4,674$28,04415$8,721

Eldon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $171,000 ($186.68)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($10.92)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $153,000 ($167.03)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($86.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000 ($75.33)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($72.05)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($62.23)
    Sewerage: $54,000 ($58.95)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($27.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($18.56)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($10.92)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($5.46)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($4.37)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($2.18)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($2.18)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($1.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($24.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $140,000 ($152.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($7.64)

Eldon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $84,000 ($91.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($79.69)
    All Other: $4,000 ($4.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $201,000 ($219.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($3.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $29,000 ($31.66)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($13.10)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($4.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($172.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($91.70)
    General Support: $7,000 ($7.64)
  • Tax - Property: $137,000 ($149.56)
    Total General Sales: $74,000 ($80.79)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($9.83)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.09)

Eldon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $138,000 ($150.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $513,000 ($560.04)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $466,000 ($508.73)
    Water Utilities: $132,000 ($144.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($51.31)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($6.55)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $24,000 ($26.20)
    End of Fiscal Year: $24,000 ($26.20)

Eldon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $581,000 ($634.28)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200532,091 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Davis County, IA  0.46% ($39,424 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.35% ($32,800)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.26% ($28,441)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,896 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($42,640 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.48% ($29,194)
to Davis County, IA  0.30% ($26,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldon:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBIZ (1240 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KLEE (1480 AM; 1 kW; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldon:

  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K201CJ (88.1 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K205CA (88.9 FM; OTTUMWA, ETC., IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eldon:

  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eldon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 208 W Walnut (Lat: 40.916972 Lon: -92.216556), Call Sign: KWG444, Licensee ID: L00029672
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/1997, Expiration Date: 12/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2002
    Registrant: Jerrys Progas Service, Box T 55, Keosauqua, IA 52565, Phone: (319) 293-3751

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Mi. N. (Lat: 40.949750 Lon: -92.199056), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: KPL351, Licensee ID: L00117951
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/1992, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: O-Town Communications, Inc., 416 East Main, Ottumwa, IA 52501

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BATAVIA, 4 Mi S Of Batavia 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 40.936111 Lon: -92.171389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 137.2 m, Overall height: 141.7 m, Call Sign: WMS341
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ELDON, 2052 45th St (Lat: 40.949722 Lon: -92.199167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQPH774
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2012, Expiration Date: 05/22/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ELDON, 1000 Highway 16 (Lat: 40.912306 Lon: -92.214944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQPY858
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2012, Expiration Date: 09/24/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0DWP, Licensee ID: L00783354
    Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 03/15/2014, Certifier: Kenneth R Cloke
    Registrant: Kenneth R Cloke, 300 N 4th St, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: KB0LFS, Licensee ID: L00791391
    Grant Date: 01/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Roscoe W Brown
    Registrant: Roscoe W Brown, 303 East Walnut, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: W0GDH, Previous Call Sign: WB0KDG, Licensee ID: L01359467
    Grant Date: 01/16/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018
    Registrant: Glenn D Hughes, 307 9th St, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: W0NSR, Licensee ID: L01280680
    Grant Date: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 06/11/2017, Certifier: Othal R Cloke
    Registrant: Othal R Cloke, 102 Caster St, Eldon, IA 52554

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 407T , Serial Number: TE-231, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Koritz Iowa Properties LLC, 7558 15th St, Eldon, IA 52554

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Eldon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1876.3 years
John1467.4 years
Charles1278.8 years
Mary1179.2 years
Helen1188.3 years
Ruth1078.0 years
James967.6 years
George875.6 years
Donald773.9 years
Robert770.6 years
Most common last names in Eldon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones977.1 years
Cloke958.9 years
Brown875.1 years
Atwood780.4 years
Essary671.2 years
Fane684.3 years
Black680.0 years
Thomas682.2 years
Moore682.8 years
Hughes579.8 years

Eldon on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #34 (52554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries"
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  • Thomas A. Nichols (2)
  • Tom Nichols (2)
  • Dale L. Liles (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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