Eldon, Missouri

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Eldon is a city in Miller County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,895 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Eldon is located at 38°20′53″N 92°34′54″W / 38.347982°N 92.581804°W / 38.347982; -92.581804.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.

Economy

The town was the home of several manufacturing companies including Keiper Automobile Seat products and Fasco Electric Motors. However, during the economic recession of 2009, Fasco closed in February of 2009, and many other companies followed suit.

Eldon would be an ideal spot for most manufacturing facilities due to its central location in the state of Missouri and the available workforce in the area due to recent factory closings.[citation needed]

Media

It has two newspapers, The Eldon Advertiser, a paid circulation publication, is the oldest newspaper in Eldon, started in 1894. The founder of Eldon, George Weeks, was the first person to have a subscription to Eldon Advertiser. The Eldon Advertiser has an in-town and rural subscription base and a county-wide circulation, with more of a focus on Eldon news and school events. The Eldon Advertiser also reports news of the surrounding communities.The Eldon Advertiser is the only legal newspaper in Eldon. The Eldon Weekly Standard is a free newspaper. The Weekly Standard goes to all residents of the community, surrounding rural routes and their surrounding communities.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,895 people, 2,194 households, and 1,270 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,450.2 people per square mile (559.2/km²). There were 2,396 housing units at an average density of 709.8/sq mi (273.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.14% White, 0.33% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

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