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Elk Horn is a city in Shelby County.

The latitude of Elk Horn is 41.591N. The longitude is -95.059W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,345 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 629.


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Median household income
Local
$33,333
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elk Horn demographic reports
Immigrants from Denmark began settling here in the 1860s.
In 1976 townspeople purchased an historic windmill from Denmark and reassembled it here.
Local festivals include:
  • Tivoli Fest - May 26-28, 2007
  • Julefest - Nov. 23-25, 2007
  • Viking Meet - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elk Horn web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Danish Immigrant Museum, Danish Windmill Museum, Bedstemor's Hus (Grandmother's 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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Ancestry & family history

22% of Elk Horn residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk Horn ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk Horn was $15,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Elk Horn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Elk Horn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $199.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.


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Libraries in Elk Horn include Elk Horn Public Library ... View libraries

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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk Horn political report.

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The average commute time for Elk Horn workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Elk Horn include Americinn.

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