Eldora, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 2,612 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 1,347  (51.6%)
Females: 1,265  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50627.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,863 (it was $33,170 in 2000)
Eldora:

$48,863
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,835 (it was $15,459 in 2000)

Eldora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $86,653 (it was $51,200 in 2000)
Eldora:

$86,653
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $138,755; detached houses: $141,036; townhouses or other attached units: $114,995; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $72,056; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,612; mobile homes: $60,738

Median gross rent in 2019: $647.

March 2019 cost of living index in Eldora: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.9%
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  • Races in Eldora, IA (2019)
    • 2,28485.4%White alone
    • 1796.7%American Indian alone
    • 823.1%Black alone
    • 481.8%Hispanic
    • 441.6%Two or more races
    • 130.5%Asian alone

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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Eldora, Iowa as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eldora is 158 to 1.


Crime rates in Eldora by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.0)
3
(110.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.7)
1
(37.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(71.7)
8
(292.6)
5
(185.0)
9
(332.6)
7
(254.9)
4
(146.7)
19
(705.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(107.6)
2
(73.2)
11
(407.0)
13
(480.4)
8
(291.3)
7
(256.8)
20
(742.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(1,542)
27
(987.6)
20
(739.9)
19
(702.1)
16
(582.7)
33
(1,211)
32
(1,188)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(35.9)
2
(73.2)
3
(111.0)
4
(147.8)
3
(109.2)
3
(110.1)
2
(74.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.1)
City-Data.com crime index115.1109.0133.6228.8103.4133.9287.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Eldora detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (41.9%), American (8.1%), English (5.2%), Norwegian (4.9%), Irish (4.6%), Greek (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/1/1895

Elevation: 1088 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 601 people per square mile   (low).

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72 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.7%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,839 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,885 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (35.6 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (168.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (280.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Steamboat Rock, IA (1.9 miles ),
New Providence, IA (2.5 miles ),
Owasa, IA (2.7 miles),
Union, IA (2.9 miles ),
Whitten, IA (2.9 miles),
Wellsburg, IA (3.2 miles ),
Hubbard, IA (3.3 miles ),
Liscomb, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.36 N, Longitude: 93.10 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Eldora, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Eldora, IA in 2019
Eldora satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $72,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $142,600
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $335,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $37,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Eldora, IA residents
Average permit cost in Eldora, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Eldora, IA
Historical housing units in Eldora, IA
Most common industries in Eldora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Eldora, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Eldora, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Eldora-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Eldora city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/30/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eldora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 157% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.2 miles away from Eldora center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 458.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 271.5 miles away from Eldora 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 367.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 385.3 miles away from Eldora center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from Eldora 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 Hardin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldora topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Eldora:

  • ELDORA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (2413 EDGINGTON AVENUE)
  • GREENBELT HOME CARE (2411 EDGINGTON AVENUE)
  • ELDORA NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (1510 22ND STREET)
  • VALLEY VIEW CARE CENTER (2313 15TH AVENUE)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING AND REHAB CE (2313 15TH AVENUE)

Airports located in Eldora:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldora:

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 35 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,816)
  • Iowa State University (about 37 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 40 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 53 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 56 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 57 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Drake University (about 60 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high school in Eldora:

Public elementary/middle school in Eldora:

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Library in Eldora:

  • ELDORA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $148,691; Location: 1202 10TH ST; 33,438 books; 995 audio materials; 1,153 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Eldora: Hardin County Historical Farm (A), Eldora (B), Hardin County Fairgrounds (C), Greenbelt Speedway (D), Hardin County Rescue Squad South (E), Eldora Emergency Medical Services (F), Hardin County Courthouse (G), Hardin County Sheriff's Office (H), Eldora Library (I), Eldora Fire Department (J), Eldora City Hall (K), Eldora Police Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Eldora include: First Baptist Church (A), Christian Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (F), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eldora Cemetery (1), Ellsworth Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pine Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Eldora include: Eldora City Park (1), Eldora Municipal Park (2), Civil War Statue (3), Edgington Land Patent Historical Marker (4), Memorial to Eldora Pioneers Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hardin County Historical Farm Museum (203 Washington Street), Adventure Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1426 14th Street), Rock & Row Adventures Iowa (Tours & Charters; 32488 215th Street).

Hotels: Eldora Motel (1315 23rd Street), Motel the Village (2005 Edgington Avenue).

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Department- Clerk Of District Court (1215 Edgington Avenue), Juvenile Department & Juvenile Court Officer (1215 Edgington), Hardin County of Juvenile Court Office (1215 Edgington Avenue).

Birthplace of: Kay Griffel - Operatic spinto soprano, Thomas DeBaggio - Writer, Codie Fetters - College football player (Northern Iowa Panthers), George Gardner Fagg - Federal judge, Polly Granzow - Politician.

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

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

PINE LAKE CHRISTIAN CENTER (Address: 32203 230 ST , Population served: 205, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2011), St BCA signed (3 times from NOV-30-2011 to FEB-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2011), St BCA signed (3 times from NOV-30-2011 to FEB-23-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2011), St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-30-2011 to FEB-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2011), St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-30-2011 to FEB-23-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-2009)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Eldora that have no violations reported:

  • ELDORA WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1442 WASHINGTON ST CITY HALL , Population served: 2,732, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK N ROW ADVENTURES (Address: 32488 215th ST , Population served: 44, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Eldora in 2010:

  • 147 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in federal detention centers

People in group quarters in Eldora in 2000:

  • 200 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Eldora (2011 data):

  • Green Belt Bank & Trust: Eldora Branch at 1509 Edgington Avenue, branch established on 2005/06/27. Info updated 2010/08/26: Bank assets: $320.7 mil, Deposits: $290.9 mil, headquarters in Iowa Falls, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Green Belt Bancorporation
  • Hardin County Savings Bank: at 1414 Edgington Avenue, branch established on 1868/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.4 mil, Deposits: $135.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hardin County Bancorporation
  • Great Western Bank: Eldora Branch at 1402 Washington Street, branch established on 1973/10/05. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

For population 15 years and over in Eldora:

Marital status in Eldora, IA
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Eldora:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Eldora
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eldora, IA (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,02527
Evangelical Protestant3,83426
Catholic8832
Other41
Orthodox--
None5,788-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hardin County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Hardin County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Hardin County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardin County:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

27.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Eldora:

59.8%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

60.3%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Eldora:

27.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.3%
Iowa:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eldora:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.7%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

65.7%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eldora, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$6,912$20,7363$843
Financial Administration 3$4,853$19,4120$0
Health 3$9,812$39,24816$13,157
Local Libraries 3$15,711$62,8441$1,050
Streets and Highways 3$4,769$19,0762$410
Sewerage 3$4,591$18,3640$0
Water Supply 3$4,395$17,5800$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,477$29,7240$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,712
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$367
Firefighters 0$0 21$1,208
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,228
Totals for Government 23$53,518$27,92252$20,974

Eldora government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,291,000 ($877.11)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,165,000 ($446.02)
    Regular Highways: $550,000 ($210.57)
    Police Protection: $440,000 ($168.45)
    Sewerage: $390,000 ($149.31)
    Water Utilities: $323,000 ($123.66)
    Libraries: $175,000 ($67.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $124,000 ($47.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000 ($47.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $63,000 ($24.12)
    Hospitals: $49,000 ($18.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000 ($2.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $173,000 ($66.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $34,000 ($13.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($7.27)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($4.98)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($1.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,442,000 ($552.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($1.53)

Eldora government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,030,000 ($394.33)
    Other: $830,000 ($317.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($42.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($20.29)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($6.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $665,000 ($254.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000 ($22.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $118,000 ($45.18)
    Rents: $95,000 ($36.37)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($20.29)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($13.40)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($8.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($1.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $372,000 ($142.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $405,000 ($155.05)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($16.08)
  • Tax - Property: $1,467,000 ($561.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $315,000 ($120.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $149,000 ($57.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000 ($5.74)
    Other License: $6,000 ($2.30)

Eldora government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,981,000 ($3055.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,177,000 ($2747.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000 ($307.81)

Eldora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,118,000 ($428.02)
Businesses in Eldora, IA
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H&R Block1U-Haul1
Subway1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldora:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFJB (1230 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldora:

  • KDAO-FM (99.5 FM; ELDORA, IA; Owner: ELDORA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQCR-FM (98.9 FM; PARKERSBURG, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eldora:

  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
Eldora fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Eldora fatal accident list:

Jun 7, 2004 02:30 AM, Sr-175, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 23, 1990 03:00 AM, 175, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 91.8mTotal length
  • 17,891Total average daily traffic
  • 1,562Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,891Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Eldora, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Eldora, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Eldora)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 2413 Edginton Ave (Lat: 42.359694 Lon: -93.112694), Call Sign: KKR689, Licensee ID: L00026941,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.865 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2002, Registrant: City Of Eldora, 2413 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627, Phone: (515) 858-5416
  • 2413 Edgington Ave (Lat: 42.359694 Lon: -93.112694), Call Sign: KKL919, Licensee ID: L00026941,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/1997, Expiration Date: 07/27/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2002, Registrant: Eldora Regional Medical Center, 2413 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627, Phone: (515) 858-5416
  • 4 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.325528 Lon: -93.158250), Call Sign: KNJB346, Licensee ID: L00007964,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.150 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012, Registrant: Racom Corp, 201 W. State St., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (641) 752-5820, Fax: (641) 752-0674, Email:
  • VERIZON TOWER, 419 17th Street (Lat: 42.368139 Lon: -93.104111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQAQ571,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.150 MHz, 159.232 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2014, Expiration Date: 07/20/2024, Certifier: Tim Smith, Registrant: Rcsystems / Radio Communications, 1657 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701, Phone: (319) 234-3511, Fax: (319) 233-8292, Email:
  • 30473 260th St. (Lat: 42.325556 Lon: -93.110556), Call Sign: WQEG780,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.762 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2006, Expiration Date: 01/23/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2016, Certifier: Butch Pieters, Registrant: Racom Corp., Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (888) 752-1016, Fax: (888) 751-1090, Email:
  • 1625 18th Ave (Lat: 42.354694 Lon: -93.104167), Call Sign: WQYF683, Licensee ID: L02050351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.237 MHz, 463.262 MHz, 463.437 MHz, 464.012 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2016, Expiration Date: 09/13/2026, Certifier: Brian De Neui, Registrant: Remington Seeds LLC, 1625 18th Ave, Eldora, IA 50627, Phone: (515) 858-3331, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • ELDORA, 1000 Ft N Int 210th St & Rt 118 (Lat: 42.396667 Lon: -93.068611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPJA732,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2015, 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:
  • ELDORA, Lat: 42.364694 Lon: -93.096111, Call Sign: WPVX435, Licensee ID: L00013391,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2012, Expiration Date: 08/29/2022, Certifier: Dale Seaton, Registrant: City Of Eldora
  • MAIN TOWER, .3 Mi Nw Of Junction Co Rds D41 & D55, 3.5 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 42.398694 Lon: -93.143556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 114.3 m, Overall height: 120.4 m, Call Sign: WQNI251, Licensee ID: L00026882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2020, Expiration Date: 02/10/2031, Certifier: Tim Smith, Registrant: County Of Hardin, 1116 14th Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627, Phone: (641) 939-8189, Fax: (641) 939-8249, Email:
  • ELDORA VERIZ, 419 17th Street (Lat: 42.368139 Lon: -93.104111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQNI254, Licensee ID: L00026882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/17/2020, Expiration Date: 02/10/2031, Certifier: Tim Smith, Registrant: County Of Hardin, 1116 14th Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627, Phone: (641) 939-8189, Fax: (641) 939-8249, Email:
  • ELDORA DT, 1705 21st Street (Lat: 42.356722 Lon: -93.107000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQOH987,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/04/2021, 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:
  • ELDORA, 409 17th Street (Lat: 42.368222 Lon: -93.104222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQP475,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Eldora)

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 21 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Eldora, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (34.9%), and Structure Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Eldora, IA
    • 5334.9%Outside Fires
    • 4630.3%Structure Fires
    • 2919.1%Other
    • 2415.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Eldora, IA
Most common first names in Eldora, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3775.5 years
Mary2881.6 years
William2778.4 years
Helen2382.7 years
Anna2288.6 years
Robert2072.2 years
Harold1980.7 years
James1875.7 years
Ruth1879.2 years
George1778.3 years
Most common last names in Eldora, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Steinfeldt1683.3 years
Ziesman1683.8 years
Balvanz1581.1 years
Smith1579.9 years
Brown1179.7 years
Johnson1177.8 years
Granzow1084.4 years
Williams1077.8 years
Daleske1075.1 years
Schwarck977.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Eldora, IA
  • 84.9%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Eldora, IA
  • 61.0%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Eldora compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Eldora on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
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