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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Elkader is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,381. Elkader is in Clayton County. Living in Elkader offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Elkader there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Elkader and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Elkader

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,821
National
$55,322

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Elkader Reviews

2 reviews
I love the area that I live in. It's cute, quaint, and has a great community. The people are always friendly and saying hi to everyone, and you can't really go anywhere without running into someone you know! The restaurants are incredible and there are some food stands that are outstanding and you'll want to go to every day. I will live in the area again. I want my kids to grow up here when I have some and I want to enjoy my small town when I settle down and want to have a family.
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There is not a lot of crime that goes on in the area. I feel safe keeping my doors unlocked at all times, and normally do. There is usually only one town cop on duty because we're a small enough area that we don't need many, and they are reliable and helpful when you need them.