Eldon is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,632 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eldon is the 148th largest community in Missouri.
Eldon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eldon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Eldon who work in office and administrative support (20.46%), sales jobs (17.21%), and personal care services (9.43%).
Being a small city, Eldon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Eldon rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.55% of adults 25 and older in Eldon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Eldon in 2010 was $14,539, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,156 for a family of four. Eldon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Eldon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eldon residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Eldon include English, Irish, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Eldon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.