Eldon, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 915 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 
Males: 419  (45.9%)
Females: 496  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 52554.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,957 (it was $26,950 in 2000)
Eldon:

$43,957
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,532 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Eldon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $61,818 (it was $31,100 in 2000)
Eldon:

$61,818
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $132,463; detached houses: $130,781; townhouses or other attached units: $117,094; in 2-unit structures: $96,084; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,791; mobile homes: $161,993

Median gross rent in 2019: $584.

March 2019 cost of living index in Eldon: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.2%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Eldon, IA (2019)
    • 97097.6%White alone
    • 131.3%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Eldon, Iowa as of June 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eldon is 225 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (46.6%), German (20.5%), English (7.1%), Irish (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/29/1872

Elevation: 610 feet

Land area: 1.13 square miles.

Population density: 811 people per square mile   (low).

Eldon, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,092 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $695 (1.8%)

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

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 40.92 N, Longitude: 92.22 W

Area code: 641

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $12,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $21,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $285,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $24,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Eldon, IA residents
Average permit cost in Eldon, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Eldon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.6%)
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Machinery (9.8%)
  • Food (9.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Food (9.7%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Eldon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.1%)

Average climate in Eldon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eldon, Iowa average temperatures Eldon, Iowa average precipitation Eldon, Iowa humidity Eldon, Iowa wind speed Eldon, Iowa snowfall Eldon, Iowa sunshine Eldon, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.158
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.11
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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

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

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

Earthquake activity:

Eldon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 209% 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 286.8 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 286.9 miles away from Eldon center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 272.0 miles away from Eldon center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 401.4 miles away from Eldon center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 296.8 miles away from Eldon center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 311.9 miles away from Eldon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wapello County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Eldon:

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

Amtrak station near Eldon:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldon:

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

Public high school in Eldon:

Public elementary/middle school in Eldon:

See full list of schools located in Eldon

Library in Eldon:

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

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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

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

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

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

ELDON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 927, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.0%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Eldon (2011 data):

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

For population 15 years and over in Eldon:

Marital status in Eldon, IA
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Eldon:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Eldon, IA (based on Wapello County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,20044
Mainline Protestant3,97527
Catholic3,3252
Other5213
Black Protestant1211
None21,483-
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
Wapello County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wapello County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wapello County:

27.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Eldon:

51.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Eldon:

51.4%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Eldon:

19.6%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.6%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

57.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eldon, 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
Solid Waste Management 2$1,918$11,5081$228
Financial Administration 1$2,212$26,5441$142
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,557
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,406
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,429
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$638
Totals for Government 3$4,130$16,52011$6,400

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $261,000 ($285.25)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($160.66)
    Regular Highways: $113,000 ($123.50)
    Sewerage: $88,000 ($96.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($65.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($59.02)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($41.53)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($41.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($29.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($17.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($17.49)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($12.02)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($5.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($17.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $155,000 ($169.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($10.93)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $81,000 ($88.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($84.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($31.69)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($72.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($16.39)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($2.19)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $171,000 ($186.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000 ($125.68)
  • Tax - Property: $228,000 ($249.18)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $118,000 ($128.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($16.39)
    Other License: $11,000 ($12.02)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $665,000 ($726.78)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000 ($686.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000 ($40.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $530,000 ($579.23)

5.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mahaska County, IA  0.44% ($44,702 average AGI)
from Davis County, IA  0.41% ($45,585)
from Jefferson County, IA  0.30% ($37,308)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.71% ($48,915 average AGI)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.53% ($37,243)
to Davis County, IA  0.43% ($37,316)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eldon:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldon:

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

TV broadcast stations around Eldon:

  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23CI (Channel 23; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K25DE (Channel 25; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • K27CV (Channel 27; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: OTTUMWA AREA TRANSLATOR SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.3mTotal length
  • 2,529Total average daily traffic
  • 138Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,529Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Eldon, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Eldon, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA0DWP, Licensee ID: L00783354, Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 03/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2016, Certifier: Kenneth R Cloke, Registrant: Kenneth R Cloke, 300 N 4th St, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: W0GDH, Previous Call Sign: WB0KDG, Licensee ID: L01359467, Grant Date: 01/11/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Registrant: Glenn D Hughes, 307 9th St, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: W0NSR, Licensee ID: L01280680, Grant Date: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 06/11/2017, Cancellation Date: 06/12/2019, Certifier: Othal R Cloke, Registrant: Othal R Cloke, 102 Caster St, Eldon, IA 52554
  • Call Sign: KC0TMQ, Licensee ID: L00948560, Grant Date: 09/18/2014, Expiration Date: 12/06/2024, Certifier: Ronald E Fosdyck Jr, Registrant: Ronald E Fosdyck Jr, 300 Kd Ave Apt G3, Eldon, IA 52554

Most common first names in Eldon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1876.3 years
John1467.4 years
Charles1278.8 years
Mary1179.2 years
Helen1188.3 years
Ruth1078.0 years
James967.6 years
George875.6 years
Donald773.9 years
Robert770.6 years
Most common last names in Eldon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones977.1 years
Cloke958.9 years
Brown875.1 years
Atwood780.4 years
Essary671.2 years
Fane684.3 years
Black680.0 years
Thomas682.2 years
Moore682.8 years
Hughes579.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Eldon, IA
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 23.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Eldon, IA
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%No fuel used


Eldon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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  • Thomas A. Nichols (6)
  • Tom Nichols (2)
  • Dale L. Liles (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2021.