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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Eldon is a town in Missouri with a population of 4,580. Eldon is in Miller County. Living in Eldon offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Eldon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Eldon are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Eldon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    259.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,856.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Eldon

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,214
National
$55,322
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Eldon Reviews

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I've lived outside of Eldon for about 10 years. It is a small town that kind of has a bigger town feel to it. This town has a lot of poverty and a bit of a drug problem. Part of this is due to the fact that the community does a lot for the poor. The school district is very good and has some of the top test scores in the state. This town has come a long way since I first moved out here and it continues to get better. Newer and nicer houses are being built. The commute time and job opportunities in the area are great being so close to Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks. In other words Eldon is a very nice town with it's flaws just like any other town.
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Eldon is truly the "gateway to the lake". It's a small town where if you actually live or work here, you know all of the locals and they know you. Occasionally Eldon will get something new, like a nice local coffee shop. Residents typically are interested in new businesses around here.
I've lived Eldon all of my life. It's a very family-oriented town, there is always a friendly face that is willing to help you if needed. Eldon has came a long way throughout the years. The neighbors growing up weren't the best to look at, but now as an adult, it is starting to really improve. Great place for young families to start.