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Population in 2012: 1,240 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 

Males: 607  (49.0%)
Females: 633  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52043.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,073 (it was $32,857 in 2000)
Elkader:

$47,073
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,309

Elkader city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,584 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Elkader:

$83,584
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,268; Detached houses: $86,488; Townhouses or other attached units: $345,216; In 2-unit structures: $91,404; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,579; Mobile homes: $7,846

Median gross rent in 2012: $562.

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  • White alone - 1,255 (98.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elkader: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.0%), Irish (16.4%), English (8.2%), Norwegian (7.9%), United States (3.9%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1900

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 888 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elkader:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkader city:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Elkader, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elkader to the number of sex offenders is 620 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,225 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,241 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (43.8 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (102.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (202.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Olaf, IA (2.2 miles) , Littleport, IA (2.7 miles) , Farmersburg, IA (2.7 miles ), Volga, IA (2.8 miles ), Garnavillo, IA (2.9 miles ), Elkport, IA (3.2 miles) , Garber, IA (3.2 miles) , Wadena, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $93,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 91.40 W

Area code: 563

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-4.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Elkader-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Elkader city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the city center .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Asle Gronna - Politician, Jack Dittmer - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Elkader:

  • CLAYTON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, 100 SANDPIT ROAD, BOX 522)
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 901 DAVIDSON STREET NW)
  • ELKADER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 116 REIMER STREET SW)

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Airports and heliports located in Elkader:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkader:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 21 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,144)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 33 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Luther College (about 38 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 47 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 6,352)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 56 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 59 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Viterbo University (about 67 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)

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Library in Elkader:

  • ELKADER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $93,850; Location: 130 N MAIN ST; 19,496 books; 1,453 audio materials; 855 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Central Community School is now K-12 in the Elkader building. The middle school in Volga was closed two years ago. Also, correct the name of the park to "Abdel Kader", not "Ardel". Thank you. Great site!
  • Strongest FM Radio Stations in Elkader, IA: KCTN-FM 100.1 - Elkader, IA (Owner: Design Homes) KKHQ-FM 92.3 - Oelwein, IA (Owner: Cumulus Broadcasting) KFMW-FM 107.9 - Waterloo, IA (Owner: KXEL Broadcasting) KUNI-FM 90.9 - Cedar Falls, IA(Owner: University of Northern Iowa) WQPC-FM 94.3 - Prairie Du Chien, WI (Owner: Robinson Communications) KNEI-FM 103.5 - Waukon, IA (Owner: Wennes Communications) Strongest TV Stations in Elkader, IA: KGAN-TV Ch. 2 (CBS) - Cedar Rapids, IA KWWL-TV Ch. 7 (NBC) - Waterloo, IA KCRG-TV Ch. 9 (ABC) - Cedar Rapids, IA KRIN-TV Ch. 32 (PBS) - Waterloo, IA KFXA-TV Ch. 28 (FOX) - Cedar Rapids, IA Strongest TV Stations Near Decorah, IA KGAN-TV Ch. 2 (CBS) - Cedar Rapids, IA KWWL-TV Ch. 7 (NBC) - Waterloo, IA KCRG_TV Ch. 9 (ABC) - Cedar Rapids, IA KRIN-TV Ch. 32 - Waterloo, IA WXOW-TV Ch. 19 (ABC)- La Crosse, WI WHLA-TV Ch. 31 - La Crosse, WI (PBS?) WLAX-TV Ch. 25 (FOX) - La Crosse, WI WKBT-TV Ch. 8 (CBS) - La Crosse, WI

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Notable locations in Elkader: Central Ambulance Service (A), Clayton County Office Building (B), Elkader Public Library (C), Carter House Museum (D), Clayton County Sheriffs Office (E), Elkader Fire Department (F), Clayton County Courthouse (G), Elkader Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elkader include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Saint Josephs Church (B), Peace United Church of Christ (C), Grace Evangelical Free Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), Bethany Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eastside Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elkader include: Ardell Kader City Park (1), Lovers Leap Park (2), Riverside Park (3), Elkader City Park (4), Table Rock Site of July 4 1838 Celebration Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Johnson's Restaurant & Reception Hall (915 High Street Northeast), Elkader Inn Motel (24886 Highway 13).

Court: Juvenile Court Service (429 High Street Northeast).

 
Clayton 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 15.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

10.6

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

KINGDOM HALL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-04-2000 to FEB-21-2001), St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-21-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-04-2000 to FEB-21-2001), St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-21-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-01-1999 and NOV-02-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2001), St No addtl Formal Action needed (FEB-21-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • OSBORNE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER (Population served: 84, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CLAYTON CO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
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: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elkader, IA

51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Elkader in 2000:

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Elkader compared to Iowa state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Elkader (2011 data):

  • Central State Bank: at 102 North Main Street, branch established on 1931/11/12; Elkader Branch at 200 North Main, branch established on 1990/04/13. Info updated 2010/12/07: Bank assets: $155.1 mil, Deposits: $130.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Ajj Bancorp, Inc.
  • FreedomBank: Freedombank at 210 South Main, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2006/12/22: Bank assets: $225.5 mil, Deposits: $189.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Leroy C. Darby, Inc. Esop

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elkader travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elkader city (based on Clayton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.82%
Here81.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents40.1%39.5%10.4%5.2%4.9%
Congregations44.4%20.0%13.3%4.4%17.8%
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
Clayton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Clayton County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

28.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
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 2$5,754$34,5240$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,928$47,5683$2,004
Streets and Highways 3$8,677$34,7080$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$609
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$2,469$29,6281$872
Local Libraries 1$2,256$27,0722$1,147
Totals for Government 9$27,084$36,1128$4,632

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $297,000 ($239.52)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($73.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $57,000 ($45.97)
    Sewerage: $54,000 ($43.55)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($29.84)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $173,000 ($139.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $156,000 ($125.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($102.42)
    Police Protection: $118,000 ($95.16)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($87.90)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($79.03)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($51.61)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($39.52)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($33.87)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($16.13)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($9.68)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($4.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($4.84)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($3.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($39.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $67,000 ($54.03)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($23.39)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($3.23)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($1.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $319,000 ($257.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($8.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $139,000 ($112.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($110.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000 ($73.39)
    All Other: $19,000 ($15.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($31.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $63,000 ($50.81)
    Rents: $11,000 ($8.87)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.42)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($1.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($127.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $234,000 ($188.71)
    General Support: $14,000 ($11.29)
  • Tax - Property: $710,000 ($572.58)
    Total General Sales: $80,000 ($64.52)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($16.13)
    NEC: $6,000 ($4.84)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($149.19)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $694,000 ($559.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $214,000 ($172.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $555,000 ($447.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $164,000 ($132.26)
    Other, NEC: $155,000 ($125.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $198,000 ($159.68)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($16.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $327,000 ($263.71)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($18.55)

5.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Crawford County, WI  0.49% ($28,686 average AGI)
from Fayette County, IA  0.47% ($27,455)
from Allamakee County, IA  0.41% ($20,690)


5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Dubuque County, IA  0.62% ($33,659 average AGI)
to Crawford County, WI  0.53% ($22,079)
to Linn County, IA  0.43% ($34,323)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkader:

  • KADR (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELKADER, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPRE (980 AM; 1 kW; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkader:

  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

TV broadcast stations around Elkader:

  • 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.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Elkader fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 2004 03:14 PM, Sr-13, Bridge St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 3, 1996 08:05 AM, E Bridge, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 1978 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • North Of 23719 Gunder Road (Lat: 42.883583 Lon: -91.410694), Structure height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: KNKQ388
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/23/2003, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013
    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 Antenna Towers:

6
  • Janean K Amundson, 401 Oak Ave (Lat: 42.854944 Lon: -91.411528), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Amundson@iowawireless.Com, 11358 AURORA
  • Janean K Amundson, 401 Oak Ave (Lat: 42.854944 Lon: -91.411528), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Amundson@iowawireless.Com, 11358 AURORA
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Just N Of 23719 Gunder Rd (Lat: 42.883611 Lon: -91.410833), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • David Byers, 401 Oak Ave (Lat: 42.854944 Lon: -91.411528), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 3195392122, Neiatel@netins.Net, 113 N PAGE ST
  • Just N Of 23719 Gunder Rd (Lat: 42.883611 Lon: -91.410833), Type: 105.2, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000
  • 24493 Hwy 128 6.4 Km Nw Of Garnavillo (Lat: 42.885000 Lon: -91.319722), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 75.5 m
    Registrant: 6083266041, Www.Designhomes.Com/Html, 600 N MARQUETTE RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Elkader, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • ELKADER, Just N Of 23719 Gunder Rd (Lat: 42.883611 Lon: -91.410833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPND636
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 6775.00 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:
  • Sheriffs Office, 22306 230th Street (Lat: 42.890583 Lon: -91.356583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQCA914
    Assigned Frequencies: 6750.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/20/2005, Expiration Date: 01/20/2015, Certifier: Joel Biggs
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-9728, Email:
  • Chicken Ridge, Chicken Ridge (Lat: 42.812750 Lon: -91.171250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQCD297
    Assigned Frequencies: 6528.75 MHz, 6590.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2005, Expiration Date: 02/03/2015, Certifier: Joel Biggs
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-9728, Email:
  • Sheriffs Office, Sheriffs Office (Lat: 42.890583 Lon: -91.356583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQCD297
    Grant Date: 02/03/2005, Expiration Date: 02/03/2015, Certifier: Joel Biggs
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-9728, Email:
  • ELKADER, Lat: 42.856611 Lon: -91.405500, Call Sign: WQGC263
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2006, Expiration Date: 12/05/2016, Certifier: Jennifer Cowsert
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB8VOY, Licensee ID: L00143262
    Grant Date: 09/14/2004, Expiration Date: 11/16/2014, Certifier: Randy S Grover
    Registrant: Randy S Grover, 102 Reimer Street Sw, Elkader, IA 52043
  • Call Sign: KB8WMN, Licensee ID: L00836795
    Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 01/23/2015, Certifier: Kristin W Grover
    Registrant: Kristin W Grover, 102 Reimer Street Sw, Elkader, IA 52043
  • Call Sign: N0ZYB, Licensee ID: L00871771
    Grant Date: 06/03/2004, Expiration Date: 06/03/2014
    Registrant: Mark A Payne, 27345 Harbor Road, Elkader, IA 52043

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1914V , Serial Number: 17263792, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Roger Breitsprecher, 23822 Highway 128, Elkader, IA 52043
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26613 , Serial Number: 18280326, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Paul E Marcotte, 30168 Hwy 13, Elkader, IA 52043, Other Owners: Cathy E Marcotte
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4073X , Serial Number: 5173, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Gary D Willie, Po Box 747, Elkader, IA 52043


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Elkader


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elkader, IA

Most common first names in Elkader, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3276.6 years
William2677.4 years
George2278.4 years
Robert1668.7 years
Mary1680.4 years
Marie1579.0 years
James1575.7 years
Arthur1382.0 years
Joseph1378.2 years
Harry1375.4 years
Most common last names in Elkader, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer1782.0 years
Glawe1380.5 years
Larson1279.3 years
Johnson1185.0 years
Miller1174.7 years
Olson1180.3 years
Ehrhardt983.6 years
Lenth983.3 years
Kuehl879.4 years
Moser880.1 years
Businesses in Elkader, IA
NameCountNameCount
Lane Furniture1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1
Subway1

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