Elkader is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,220 people and just one neighborhood, Elkader is the 224th largest community in Iowa. Elkader has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Elkader isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elkader are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elkader is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkader who work in office and administrative support (15.03%), management occupations (11.20%) and teaching (6.44%).
Also of interest is that Elkader has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Elkader’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elkader has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elkader has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elkader than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elkader may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Elkader spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.46 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.