Eldon, MO
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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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eldon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (24.72%), office and administrative support (16.84%), and maintenance occupations (9.46%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Eldon has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Eldon a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small city, Eldon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Eldon is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.69% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Eldon in 2010 was $15,080, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,320 for a family of four. Eldon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.46% 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, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Eldon include English, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Eldon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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