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Elkader is a city in Clayton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Abd-el-kader, Algerian national leader who led the Arab resistance movement against the French.
The latitude of Elkader is 42.853N. The longitude is -91.405W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,409.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elkader demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clayton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52043 ZIP code.
46% of Elkader residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elkader ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elkader was $16,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Elkader residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elkader, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $224. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $697.
Libraries in Elkader include Elkader Public Library ... View libraries
Clayton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elkader political report.
The average commute time for Elkader workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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