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Population in 2012: 1,129 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 

Males: 583  (51.7%)
Females: 546  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  44.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50667, 50703, 50707.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,709 (it was $45,179 in 2000)
Elk Run Heights:

$59,709
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,597

Elk Run Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,880 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Elk Run Heights:

$122,880
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,909; Detached houses: $119,736; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,569

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 1,046 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 19 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elk Run Heights: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Irish (17.2%), United States (10.3%), English (7.7%), Norwegian (4.3%), Czech (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1951

Elevation: 862 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,138 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Elk Run Heights:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk Run Heights city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elk Run Heights, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elk Run Heights to the number of sex offenders is 1,129 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,441 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,550 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (4.8 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (151.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (238.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Evansdale, IA (1.1 miles ), Raymond, IA (1.4 miles ), Washburn, IA (2.0 miles ), Gilbertville, IA (2.0 miles ), Waterloo, IA (2.2 miles ), Dunkerton, IA (2.9 miles ), Jesup, IA (3.2 miles ), Cedar Falls, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $174,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $102,700

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Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 92.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Financial managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Elk Run Heights-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 206% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Elk Run Heights city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Black Hawk County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Elk Run Heights:

  • BLACKHAWK CO HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • BEACON OF HOPE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)
  • RAVENWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WATERLOO, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Elk Run Heights, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Run Heights:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 5 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 11 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 35 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 49 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 53 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 63 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Iowa (about 67 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)

Public elementary/middle school in Elk Run Heights:

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Notable location: Elk Run Heights City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Elk Run Heights: Faith Assembly of God Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Elk Run Heights include: Saveraid Park (1), Shirley Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Ramada Limited (450 Evansdale Drive).

 
Black Hawk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.2. This is about average.
City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Run Heights that have no violations reported:

  • ELK RUN HEIGHTS WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 1052, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elk Run Heights, IA

Elk Run Heights compared to Iowa state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elk Run Heights travel time to work - commute


Elk Run Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Elk Run Heights city (based on Black Hawk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.22%
Here59.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents33.6%19.0%8.9%6.0%4.7%
Congregations11.1%12.6%11.9%5.9%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.4%2.8%2.4%1.8%16.3%
Congregations7.4%2.2%3.7%1.5%39.3%
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: 21
Black Hawk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Black Hawk County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
This county:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Black Hawk County:

26.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,878$34,5368$2,730
Streets and Highways 1$5,756$69,0720$0
Sewerage 1$3,321$39,8520$0
Totals for Government 3$11,955$47,8208$2,730

Elk Run Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $133,000 ($117.80)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($53.14)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($44.29)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($36.32)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($31.89)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($29.23)
    Health Services - Other: $22,000 ($19.49)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($15.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($10.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($8.86)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($7.09)
    Housing & Community Development: $7,000 ($6.20)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($6.20)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($6.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($16.83)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $36,000 ($31.89)
    General: $17,000 ($15.06)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($7.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $71,000 ($62.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $115,000 ($101.86)

Elk Run Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $78,000 ($69.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($31.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($5.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($23.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $65,000 ($57.57)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($30.12)
    Rents: $3,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($63.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($74.40)
    General Support: $11,000 ($9.74)
  • Tax - Property: $135,000 ($119.57)
    Total General Sales: $94,000 ($83.26)
    NEC: $11,000 ($9.74)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($3.54)

Elk Run Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $290,000 ($256.86)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $250,000 ($221.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $250,000 ($221.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($256.86)

Elk Run Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $926,000 ($820.19)

5.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Iowa average:

6.30%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($400 average AGI)
Black Hawk County:

0.16%
Iowa average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bremer County, IA  0.34% ($36,692 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.27% ($28,040)
from Polk County, IA  0.24% ($26,464)


6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Iowa average:

6.47%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($309 average AGI)
Black Hawk County:

0.05%
Iowa average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.48% ($31,587 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.41% ($42,726)
to Linn County, IA  0.35% ($35,775)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Run Heights:

  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWAY (1470 AM; 1 kW; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Run Heights:

  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBBG (88.1 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY B/CSTING,INC)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk Run Heights:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

Elk Run Heights fatal accident list:

Jun 28, 2001 11:03 AM, 6606, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 1989 12:00 AM, 6484, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 1976 07:58 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0RWY, Licensee ID: L00515499
    Grant Date: 02/19/2004, Expiration Date: 04/12/2014
    Registrant: Dennis E Orona, 127 Sutton, Elk Run Heights, IA 50707


Businesses in Elk Run Heights, IA

  • Subway: 1
  • UPS: 2


Elk Run Heights on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides"
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