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Elk Run Heights, Iowa
Elk Run Heights City Hall
Elk Run Heights City Hall
Location of Elk Run Heights, Iowa
Location of Elk Run Heights, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Black Hawk
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
850 ft (259 m)
 • Total 1,069
 • Density 986.16/sq mi (380.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-24870
GNIS feature ID 0456301

Elk Run Heights is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,069 at the 2020 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Elk Run Heights was established in 1951.


Elk Run Heights is located at 42°28′7″N 92°15′26″W / 42.46861°N 92.25722°W / 42.46861; -92.25722 (42.468587, -92.257290).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.

Elk Run Heights is a suburb of Waterloo.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1960 1,124 —    
1970 1,175 +4.5%
1980 1,186 +0.9%
1990 1,088 −8.3%
2000 1,052 −3.3%
2010 1,117 +6.2%
2020 1,069 −4.3%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
Elk Run HeightsIowaPopPlot
The population of Elk Run Heights, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,117 people, 461 households, and 337 families living in the city. The population density was 1,053.8 inhabitants per square mile (406.9/km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 438.7 per square mile (169.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 461 households, of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.


The Waterloo Community School District serves the community.

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