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Elk Horn, Iowa

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Welcome to Elk Horn ...

The city of Elk Horn is located in Shelby County.

The location of Elk Horn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elk Horn has a population of 623 people<2> (see below for details).

Elk Horn is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Elk Horn lies within the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Elk Horn: 51531<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Horn had a population of 662 people (or 5.44% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Elk Horn the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Elk Horn represents 0.02% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 392nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 662 people, the population of Elk Horn increased 2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 649 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elk Horn had an population of 623 people. This is a decrease of 5.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Horn.

Communities Also Named Elk Horn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Elk Horn - they are located in Kansas and Kentucky.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elk Horn. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk Horn. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Horn.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elk Horn:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Horn ...

Looking for more information about Elk Horn? 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 Elk Horn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk Horn.

Communities near Elk Horn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Atlantic   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the South (S) of Elk Horn

Located in Cass County

Harlan   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Elk Horn

Audubon   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elk Horn

Located in Audubon County

Avoca   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elk Horn

Located in Pottawattamie County

Anita   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk Horn

Located in Cass County

Walnut   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elk Horn

Located in Pottawattamie County

Exira   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Elk Horn

Located in Audubon County

Lewis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Elk Horn

Located in Cass County

Irwin   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Horn

Westphalia   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Horn

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elk Horn.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Horn.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Horn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Elk Horn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elk Horn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elk Horn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk Horn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Horn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Horn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5930, Longitude: -95.0616     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Horn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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