Elkader, Iowa Population 2024

1,198

Elkader is a city located in Clayton County Iowa. Elkader has a 2024 population of 1,198. It is also the county seat of Clayton County.Elkader is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,211 in 2020.

The average household income in Elkader is $71,641 with a poverty rate of 6.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elkader is 41 years, 37.9 years for males, and 49.9 years for females.

Elkader Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkader was:

  • White: 94.95%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
870.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.07% (-13)
The current population of Elkader, Iowa is 1,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,211.

Elkader, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,25994.95%
Two or more races544.07%
Black or African American70.53%
Native American60.45%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Elkader Population by Race

Elkader Population Pyramid 2024

Elkader Median Age

41

Total

37.9

Male

49.9

Female

Elkader Adults

There are 991 adults, (344 of whom are seniors) in Elkader.

Elkader Age Dependency

104.9

Age Dependency Ratio

53.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkader Sex Ratio

Female69752.56%
Male62947.44%

Elkader Population by Age

Elkader Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5972.1868.231.8
Non Family2841.0755.644.4
Married2663.098218
Female253.925644
Male223.577.322.7
showing: 5 rows

3.04

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elkader Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elkader Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkader Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.22%.

Elkader Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,761

Average Earnings

$55,625

Average Male

$35,417

Average Female

Elkader Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkader Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elkader Language

95.63% of Elkader residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Elkader Language

Elkader Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,220826.72%
Multiple5423.7%
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6.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.99%

Male Poverty Rate

8.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkader

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkader is White, with 6.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkader is Multiple, with 3.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.7%.

Elkader Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
High School11.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.62%
Some College5.15%
showing: 4 rows

Elkader Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed4.58%
Male Employed0.56%
Female Unemployed
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Elkader Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkader Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elkader Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkader Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elkader Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elkader Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elkader Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

68

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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Elkader Veterans by War

count

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Elkader Veterans by Age

count

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Elkader Veterans by Race

Elkader Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkader Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Elkader Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elkader Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elkader Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.98%

Born in Elkader

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of Elkader residents were born in the United States, with 73.98% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elkader Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,183-3-0.25%
20281,186-3-0.25%
20271,189-3-0.25%
20261,192-3-0.25%
20251,195-3-0.25%
20241,198-3-0.25%
20231,201-3-0.25%
20221,204-3-0.25%
20211,207-4-0.33%
20201,211-5-0.41%
20191,216-3-0.25%
20181,219-21-1.69%
20171,24030.24%
20161,237-3-0.24%
20151,240-4-0.32%
20141,244-7-0.56%
20131,251-16-1.26%
20121,267-11-0.86%
20111,278-12-0.93%
20101,290
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Elkader Population by Year