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Eldon, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Eldon had a population of 4,447 as of July 1, 2017. Eldon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eldon is located at latitude 38.3511 and longitude -92.5767 in Miller County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eldon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Miller County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Eldon (GNIS ID: 2394638) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Eldon is located within Township of Saline, a minor civil division (MCD) of Miller County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Eldon: Elmira.

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Eldon, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,447
Daytime Population: Workers 2,004
Daytime Population: Residents 2,542
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,546
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 4,385
Population in Familes 3,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 1,250
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $29,585
Average Household Income $42,376
Per Capita Income $18,447


Total Housing Units 2,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,116 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 803 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $98,510
Average Home Value $124,686


Total Households 1,918
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.02%
Households -0.47% -0.06%
Families -0.48% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Eldon, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldon to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 161 84th
Population Density # 237 77th
Diversity Index # 480 53rd
Median Household Income # 962 7th
Per Capita Income # 860 17th

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