Elkader, Iowa Population 2021

1,205
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Elkader is a city located in Clayton County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Clayton County. With a 2020 population of 1,205, it is the 242nd largest city in Iowa and the 9565th largest city in the United States . Elkader is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,273 in 2010. Elkader reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Elkader has a population density of 875 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elkader is $61,164 with a poverty rate of 7.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $677 per month, and the median house value is $89,400. The median age in Elkader is 46.3 years, 45.2 years for males, and 48.5 years for females.

Elkader Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elkaderwas:

  • White: 96.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.31%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Elkader, Iowa is 1,205 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,217.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,273.

Elkader, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,32596.29%
Two or More Races302.18%
Black or African American181.31%
Asian30.22%
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Elkader Population by Race

Elkader Population Pyramid $2021

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Elkader Median Age

46.3


Total

45.2


Male

48.5


Female

Elkader Adults

There are 1,078 adults, (366 of whom are seniors) in Elkader.

Elkader Age Dependency

93.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Elkader Sex Ratio

Female

730

53.05%

Male

646

46.95%

Elkader Population by Age

Elkader Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elkader Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female28.2%71.8%
Male33.3%66.7%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
All64.8%35.2%
Married91.8%8.2%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elkader Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6442.0664.8
Non Family2781.0951.1
Married2682.6591.8
Female713.1828.2
Male273.2633.3

2.69

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

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Elkader Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade252.55%
9th to 12th Grade727.34%
High School Graduate38539.25%
Some College18218.55%
Associates Degree646.52%
Bachelors Degree17417.74%
Graduate Degree798.05%
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Elkader Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elkader Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White961864247
Hispanic12126
2+ Races33
Asian33
Black22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50.00%.

Elkader Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,250$46,607$27,155
Less Than 9th Grade$26,053$$25,197
High School Graduate$30,221$41,136$21,607
Some College$35,500$33,750$38,636
Bachelors Degree$46,964$53,500$37,321
Graduate Degree$54,792$58,125$54,375

$36,250

Average Earnings

$46,607

Average Male

$27,155

Average Female

Elkader Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elkader Language by Age

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Elkader Language

98.72% of Elkader residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.98% of the population.

Elkader Language

Elkader Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,2591028.10%
Multiple30310.00%

7.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.72%

Male Poverty Rate

9.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elkader

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elkader is Multiple, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elkader is White, with 8.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.54%.

Elkader Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.78%
High School8.81%
Some College7.76%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%

Elkader Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Employed11.27%
Male Employed2.66%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elkader Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elkader Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,542$61,164
Families$66,667$73,774
Married Families$86,250-
Non Families$29,167$38,588
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Income by Household Type

Elkader Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Elkader Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Elkader Marital Status by Race

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Elkader Marital Status

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130

Number of Veterans

113

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam50
First Gulf War15
Second Gulf War15
Korea12
World War II10

Elkader Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7455
75+42
35 to 5416
55 to 6411
18 to 346

Elkader Veterans by Age

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Elkader Veterans by Race

Elkader Veterans by Education

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6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elkader Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Elkader Employment by Age

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Elkader Employment by Race

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Elkader Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.98%

Born in Elkader

99.78%

Native Born

0.22%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.78% of Elkader residents were born in the United States, with 73.98% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elkader Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,205-6-0.50%
20201,211-6-0.49%
20191,217-6-0.49%
20181,223-19-1.53%
20171,24210.08%
20161,241-2-0.16%
20151,243-3-0.24%
20141,246-7-0.56%
20131,253-16-1.26%
20121,269-11-0.86%
20111,280-12-0.93%
20101,2920.00%

Elkader Population by Year