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Eldon is a city in Wapello County, in the Ottumwa metro area.

The community was named for Lord Eldon

The latitude of Eldon is 40.918N. The longitude is -92.222W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 987.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,950
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eldon demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Oakland Crossing
· Williamsburg
Local festivals include:
  • Wapello County Regional Fair - June 13-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eldon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: American Gothic House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Eldon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wapello County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52554 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Eldon residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eldon ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eldon was $14,495, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Eldon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Eldon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $202.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $505.


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Libraries in Eldon include Eldon Public Library ... View libraries

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Wapello County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eldon political report.

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The average commute time for Eldon workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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