Eldridge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 6,162 people and just one neighborhood, Eldridge is the 66th largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Eldridge, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Eldridge, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Eldridge’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Eldridge does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $56,154.
Real Estate Prices
Eldridge real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Eldridge house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eldridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eldridge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eldridge who work in office and administrative support (14.18%), management occupations (12.28%) and sales jobs (11.92%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Eldridge is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Eldridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eldridge perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Eldridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.