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Elk Horn

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Elk Horn is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 662 at the 2010 census. Elk Horn is known as an enclave of Danish ethnicity and is home to the Museum of Danish America.HistoryElk Horn was platted in 1901, and incorporated as a town in 1910. The city took its name from Elk Horn Creek.GeographyElk Horn is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 662 people, 255 households, and 163 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.7PD/sqmi. There were 274 housing units at an average density of 355.8/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.8% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.There were 255 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.
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