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Welcome to Elkader ...

The city of Elkader is located in Clayton County and is the County Seat for Clayton County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elkader has a population of 1,215 people<2> (see below for details).

Elkader is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Elkader is located in the (563) area code.

The ZIP code for Elkader: 52043<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elkader had a population of 1,273 people (or 7.02% of the total population of Clayton County). This makes Elkader the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Elkader represents 0.04% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 233rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,273 people, the population of Elkader decreased 13.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,465 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elkader had an population of 1,215 people. This is a decrease of 4.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Elkader ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Elkader - it's located in Kansas.

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

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 Elkader. 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 Elkader. 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 Elkader. Our list includes 8 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkader ...

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

Communities near Elkader ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Prairie du Chien   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Elkader

Located in Crawford County (WI)

Postville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elkader

Located in Allamakee County

Guttenberg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Elkader

Monona   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Elkader

Strawberry Point   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Elkader

Town of Bridgeport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elkader

Located in Crawford County (WI)

Edgewood   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Elkader

McGregor   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elkader

Garnavillo   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Elkader

Elgin   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elkader

Located in Fayette County

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

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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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elkader.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elkader - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Elkader). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elkader or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<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 from Point A (ie- Elkader) 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 Elkader. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elkader

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkader. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8576, Longitude: -91.4024     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkader have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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