Elkader, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 1,220 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 594  (48.7%)
Females: 626  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  53.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52043.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,632 (it was $32,857 in 2000)
Elkader:

$51,632
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,754 (it was $16,785 in 2000)

Elkader city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,247 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Elkader:

$85,247
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,811; Detached houses: $144,013; Townhouses or other attached units: $118,351; In 2-unit structures: $95,945; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,959; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,076; Mobile homes: $31,761

Median gross rent in 2013: $564.

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  • Races in Elkader, IA (2010)

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    • 1,25598.6%White alone
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.08%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elkader: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.9%), Irish (14.7%), Norwegian (10.7%), English (6.8%), French (3.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1900

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 874 people per square mile   (low).

Elkader,IA real estate house value index trend

Elkader, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Elkader:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elkader city:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elkader, Iowa as of August 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Elkader to the number of sex offenders is 1,240 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 2013: $1,418 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,306 (1.5%)

Elkader satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $93,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 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
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $116,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 91.40 W

Area code: 563

Elkader household income distribution Elkader home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-4.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Elkader, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elkader-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% 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 .

Earthquake activity:

Elkader-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 356.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from Elkader 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 334.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 301.0 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 387.0 miles away from Elkader 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) earthquake occurred 355.7 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 Clayton County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkader topographic map

Birthplace of: Asle Gronna - Politician, Jack Dittmer - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Elkader:

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

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: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 33 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 38 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 47 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 56 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 59 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Viterbo University (about 66 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)

Public high school in Elkader:

Public elementary/middle school in Elkader:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.7%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black 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
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, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,65624
Catholic4,3518
Evangelical Protestant1,17415
Other2503
None5,698-
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
Clayton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Clayton County:

28.4%
Iowa:

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

15.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elkader:

49.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elkader:

47.2%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Elkader:

30.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elkader:

18.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elkader:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

60.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

87.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elkader, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,922$35,6880$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,293$49,1726$5,114
Streets and Highways 4$13,454$40,3620$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$1,554
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,828$45,9362$2,225
Local Libraries 1$3,498$41,9764$2,927
Totals for Government 12$41,995$41,99516$11,820

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $297,000 ($243.44)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($74.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $57,000 ($46.72)
    Sewerage: $54,000 ($44.26)
    Libraries: $37,000 ($30.33)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $173,000 ($141.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $156,000 ($127.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($104.10)
    Police Protection: $118,000 ($96.72)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($89.34)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($80.33)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($52.46)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($40.16)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($34.43)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($16.39)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($9.84)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($4.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($4.92)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($3.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($1.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($40.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $67,000 ($54.92)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($23.77)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($3.28)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($1.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $319,000 ($261.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($8.20)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $139,000 ($113.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($112.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $91,000 ($74.59)
    All Other: $19,000 ($15.57)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($31.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $63,000 ($51.64)
    Rents: $11,000 ($9.02)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.46)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($1.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $158,000 ($129.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $234,000 ($191.80)
    General Support: $14,000 ($11.48)
  • Tax - Property: $710,000 ($581.97)
    Total General Sales: $80,000 ($65.57)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($16.39)
    NEC: $6,000 ($4.92)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($151.64)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $694,000 ($568.85)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $214,000 ($175.41)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $555,000 ($454.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $164,000 ($134.43)
    Other, NEC: $155,000 ($127.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $198,000 ($162.30)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($17.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $327,000 ($268.03)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($18.85)

4.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Crawford County, WI  0.44% ($35,742 average AGI)
from Delaware County, IA  0.41% ($29,517)
from Fayette County, IA  0.38% ($94,889)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, IA  0.61% ($43,727 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.42% ($22,367)
to Crawford County, WI  0.39% ($33,000)

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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 4,410Total average daily traffic
  • 6,550Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

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:

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  • ELKADER, Just N Of 23719 Gunder Rd (Lat: 42.883611 Lon: -91.410833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPND636
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/31/2014, Expiration Date: 01/20/2025, Certifier: Joel BiggsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2014, Expiration Date: 02/03/2025, Certifier: Joel BiggsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Sheriffs Office, Sheriffs Office (Lat: 42.890583 Lon: -91.356583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WQCD297Grant Date: 12/17/2014, Expiration Date: 02/03/2025, Certifier: Joel BiggsRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • ELKADER, Lat: 42.856611 Lon: -91.405500, Call Sign: WQGC263
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHzGrant Date: 12/05/2006, Expiration Date: 12/05/2016, Certifier: Jennifer CowsertRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Elkader USCC, Just N Of 23719 Gunder Rd (Lat: 42.883611 Lon: -91.410833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WQXD766
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2026, Certifier: Andrew StevensRegistrant: Wireless Applications Corporation, 111 108th Ave Ne, Suite 160, Bellevue, WA 98004, Phone: (425) 643-5000, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB8VOY, Licensee ID: L00143262, Grant Date: 09/23/2014, Expiration Date: 11/16/2024, Certifier: Randy S Grover, Registrant: Randy S Grover, 102 Reimer Street Sw, Elkader, IA 52043
  • Call Sign: KB8WMN, Licensee ID: L00836795, Grant Date: 11/13/2014, Expiration Date: 01/23/2025, Certifier: Kristin W Grover, Registrant: Kristin W Grover, 102 Reimer Street Sw, Elkader, IA 52043
  • Call Sign: N0ZYB, Licensee ID: L00871771, Grant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 05/19/2025, Registrant: Mark A Payne, 27345 Harbor Road, Elkader, IA 52043

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 101V , Serial Number: 335, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis M Bergan, 28727 Egret Rd, Elkader, IA 52043
  • 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: 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
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6471F , Serial Number: 15063071, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Mark W Koehn, 20788 Grandview Rd, Elkader, IA 52043

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

OSBORNE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER (Address: 29862 OSBORNE RD , Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • ELKADER MUNI WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,273, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Elkader, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Lane Furniture1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1

Elkader compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • 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.

Elkader on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 1,000+)"
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