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Welcome to Eldon ...

The city of Eldon is located in Wapello County<1>.

The location of Eldon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eldon has a population of 915 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Eldon.

Eldon is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Eldon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Eldon is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Eldon: 52554<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eldon had an population of 915 people. This is a decrease of 1.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eldon had a population of 927 people. This makes Eldon the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Eldon represents 0.03% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 300th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 927 people, the population of Eldon decreased 7.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 998 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eldon.

Adding Eldon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eldon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Eldon was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Eldon in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Eldon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Eldon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Eldon - they are located in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Eldon.

Communities near Eldon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Eldon.

  • Ottumwa [Wapello County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottumwa
    • Ottumwa [Wapello County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<7>
  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Eldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<7>
  • Bloomfield [Davis County]
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    • Bloomfield [Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Eldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,679 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<7>
  • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
    • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Eldon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maharishi Vedic City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
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      • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 908 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keosauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keosauqua<7>
    • Hedrick [Keokuk County]
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      • Hedrick [Keokuk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedrick
    • Agency [Wapello County]
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      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<7>
    • Batavia [Jefferson County]
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      • Batavia [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<7>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
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      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Milton [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Eldon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eldon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Eldon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Eldon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eldon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eldon. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eldon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eldon ...

Looking for more information about Eldon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Eldon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Eldon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eldon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Wapello, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Eldon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eldon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Eldon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eldon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eldon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eldon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EldonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eldon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9177, Longitude: -92.2177       In this case, the coordinates for Eldon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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