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Emmetsburg: Blarney Stone from Ireland displayed on the courthouse lawn in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The Irish heritage is celebrated in Emmetsburg with their annual St. Patrick's Day festivities. Emmetsburg: No, it's not the deep south... this oak-treed path commences a mere 12-feet north from the corner antique store (at US 18 & Broadway) and leads us to the town's cool and cooling, high-pride spot: glacier-forged, Five Island Lake. Emmetsburg: A generous path allows a broad, flag-lined walk to Emmetsburg's Pizza Ranch, whose sign is nearly eclipsed by the darkening bows of a shade tree. Emmetsburg: Emmetsburg Country Club
 

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Population in 2012: 3,838 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 

Males: 1,814  (47.3%)
Females: 2,024  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50536.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,492 (it was $31,520 in 2000)
Emmetsburg:

$35,492
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,841

Emmetsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,182 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Emmetsburg:

$91,182
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,131; Detached houses: $116,131

Median gross rent in 2012: $462.

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  • White alone - 3,729 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 79 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 39 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

Races in Emmetsburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Emmetsburg: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.7%), Irish (15.0%), Norwegian (9.6%), United States (6.6%), English (6.2%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/1877

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,015 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Emmetsburg:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emmetsburg city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

63 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Emmetsburg, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Emmetsburg to the number of sex offenders is 1,279 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,239 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,664 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (92.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (145.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cylinder, IA (2.6 miles) , Ayrshire, IA (3.0 miles ), Graettinger, IA (3.1 miles ), Curlew, IA (3.1 miles) , Rodman, IA (3.1 miles) , Ruthven, IA (3.3 miles ), Mallard, IA (3.5 miles ), Whittemore, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $290,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $324,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.11 N, Longitude: 94.68 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Iowa's Irish Capital

Area code: 712

Emmetsburg household income distribution Emmetsburg home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Emmetsburg by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 31001010
per 100,000 80.026.80.00.027.90.025.50.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 52133337
per 100,000 133.353.727.582.983.783.876.5178.7
Burglaries 98118201010
per 100,000 239.9214.7302.8220.955.80.0254.8255.2
Thefts 192619101310124
per 100,000 506.5697.8523.0276.2362.5279.3305.8102.1
Auto thefts 111400112
per 100,000 293.326.8110.10.00.027.925.551.0
Arson 01000001
per 100,000 0.026.80.00.00.00.00.025.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 155.779.658.144.459.231.169.863.6

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Crime rate in Emmetsburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.72

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Emmetsburg, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Emmetsburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Emmetsburg, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Emmetsburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Emmetsburg city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 33.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Curt Pringle - Politician, Bruce Nelson - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: May 12, 1979), Francis X. Cretzmeyer - Sprinter, Paul Emerick - Rugby union player, Bruce Nelson (American football) - Football player, Jack Kibbie - Politician, Loren Meyer - Basketball player, Robert W. Pratt - District Judge.


Hospitals/medical centers in Emmetsburg:

  • PALO ALTO COMMUNITY HEALTH (Home Health Center, 3201 FIRST STREET)
  • KATHLEENS RESIDENTIAL CARE (Hospital, 1505 EAST FIFTH STREET)
  • PALO ALTO COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 3201 1ST STREET)
  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2405 21ST STREET)
  • LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, 301 NORTH LAWLER STREET)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emmetsburg:

  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 50 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 80 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 81 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 92 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Iowa State University (about 92 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 96 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)

Public high school in Emmetsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Emmetsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Emmetsburg:

  • EMMETSBURG CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 1903 BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Emmetsburg:

  • EMMETSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $159,561; Location: 707 N SUPERIOR; 35,533 books; 2,193 audio materials; 1,483 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Iowa Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce 1121 Broadway - Emmetsburg, IA 50536 712-852-2283 or fax 712-852-2156
  • 2004 a new radio station in Emmetsburg. KEMB 94.1 lpfm
  • KEMB 94.1 lp radio station - located at 1121 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA. Phone # 712-852-5362

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Notable locations in Emmetsburg: Emmetsburg Golf and Country Club (A), Emmetsburg Grain Company Elevator (B), A G Partners Elevator (C), Emmetsburg (D), Kearny Park Campground (E), Emmetsburg Fire Department (F), Emmetsburg City Hall (G), Palo Alto County Historical Museum (H), House of Dolls Museum (I), Victorian Museum on Main (J), Emmetsburg Public Library (K), Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office (L), Palo Alto County Courthouse (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Main Street Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Emmetsburg include: Holy Family Catholic Church (A), Bethany Lutheran Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (D), Trinity Episcopal Church (E), Assembly of God Church (F), Grace Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Emmetsburg include: Pioneer Walnut Log Cabin Historical Marker (1), Robert Emmet Statue (2), Dragoon Trail in Palo Alto County Historical Marker (3), Kearny Park (4), Harland Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Suburban Motel (Bv) (3635 450th Ave), Lucky Charm Motel (Highway 4 & 18 West).

Court: County Of Palo Alto - County Court Chambers (Courthouse).

 
Palo Alto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.21. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emmetsburg and their reported violations in the past:

EMMETSBURG MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3954, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-1997), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-1997), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-1998), St Intentional no-action (FEB-02-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 54.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Emmetsburg, IA

People in group quarters in Emmetsburg in 2010:

  • 144 people in college/university student housing
  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Emmetsburg in 2000:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 42 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 42 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Emmetsburg compared to Iowa state average:

Emmetsburg, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Emmetsburg (2011 data):

  • Laurens State Bank: Emmetsburg Branch at Emmetsburg, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $64.6 mil, Deposits: $57.2 mil, headquarters in Laurens, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Laurens Bancorp, Ltd.
  • Iowa Trust & Savings Bank: at 2101 Tenth Street, branch established on 1929/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.3 mil, Deposits: $132.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Emmetsburg Branch at 1101 Broadway Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emmetsburg, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 3501 Main St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 , Phone: (712) 852-2667, Fax: (712) 852-2687
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3635 450th Ave, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 , Phone: (712) 852-2626, Fax: (712) 852-2821
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Emmetsburg, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Emmetsburg travel time to work - commute


Emmetsburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Emmetsburg city (based on Palo Alto County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 92.94%
Here92.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents38.9%22.1%17.9%13.2%7.9%
Congregations23.1%23.1%19.2%19.2%15.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Palo Alto County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$11,190$44,7607$1,680
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,159$36,3180$0
Police - Other 1$2,055$24,6600$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$421
Streets and Highways 5$13,412$32,1890$0
Airports 1$1,773$21,2760$0
Solid Waste Management 2$4,776$28,6560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,075$24,9000$0
Local Libraries 3$5,254$21,0162$886
Totals for Government 22$58,694$32,01511$2,987

Emmetsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,636,000 ($686.82)
    Air Transportation: $816,000 ($212.61)
    Regular Highways: $695,000 ($181.08)
    General - Other: $184,000 ($47.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000 ($12.51)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($3.65)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,679,000 ($698.02)
    Sewerage: $523,000 ($136.27)
    Regular Highways: $488,000 ($127.15)
    Water Utilities: $397,000 ($103.44)
    Police Protection: $381,000 ($99.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000 ($82.86)
    General - Other: $215,000 ($56.02)
    Libraries: $128,000 ($33.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $116,000 ($30.22)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($26.06)
    Financial Administration: $97,000 ($25.27)
    Air Transportation: $50,000 ($13.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($8.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $24,000 ($6.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($1.56)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($1.04)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $123,000 ($32.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($43.51)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($11.20)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($6.51)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($3.39)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($2.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.04)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,132,000 ($294.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($12.25)

Emmetsburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $488,000 ($127.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000 ($74.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($7.82)
    All Other: $17,000 ($4.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($3.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,533,000 ($399.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($7.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $139,000 ($36.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $122,000 ($31.79)
    Special Assessments: $87,000 ($22.67)
    Sale of Property: $40,000 ($10.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($4.69)
    Rents: $14,000 ($3.65)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,025,000 ($788.17)
    Water Utilities: $516,000 ($134.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $327,000 ($85.20)
    All Other: $290,000 ($75.56)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($1.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,084,000 ($282.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $237,000 ($61.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000 ($13.55)
    Other License: $24,000 ($6.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($2.34)

Emmetsburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,126,000 ($1596.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,522,000 ($917.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,976,000 ($775.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000 ($96.93)

Emmetsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,180,000 ($1610.21)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, IA  0.67% ($23,250 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.48% ($22,529)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.48% ($33,059)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, IA  0.83% ($33,933 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.50% ($27,944)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($23,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Emmetsburg:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Emmetsburg:

  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Emmetsburg:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Emmetsburg, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Emmetsburg fatal accident list:

Apr 27, 1988 11:25 AM, 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 26, 1985 02:00 PM, Hwy 4/18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 22, 1985 04:00 PM, Hwy 4-18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 21, 1985 02:56 PM, Hwy 18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 17, 1980 03:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 18, 1979 03:37 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 1, 1978 02:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Emmetsburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Emmetsburg, IA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emmetsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-401 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1009J , Serial Number: 401-0706, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/1989
    Registrant (Corporation): Global Ag Investments LLC, 3131 Main St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • Aircraft: KELLENBERGER RICKY DON GLASAIR I TAILDRGGER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 111DQ , Serial Number: 652, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Medical Surgical Clinic West Bend Pc, Po Box 359, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • Aircraft: BEECH P35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1412G , Serial Number: D-6895, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Lance J Bruch, 4622 390th St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 869JB , Serial Number: 2910, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Afab Aviation LLC, 11 N Lawler St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9507S , Serial Number: 7ECA-254, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary J Koppie, 2506 18th St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536, Other Owners: Linda J Koppie


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Emmetsburg, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6876.2 years
Mary5582.5 years
William4577.7 years
James3276.7 years
Margaret2983.7 years
Joseph2479.2 years
Robert2473.0 years
Alice2281.8 years
Helen2178.2 years
Anna2188.6 years
Most common last names in Emmetsburg, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2579.0 years
Myers2179.7 years
Brennan1782.5 years
Smith1784.2 years
Kliegl1479.8 years
Miller1282.7 years
Nelson1178.7 years
Kinnetz1171.7 years
Kelly1178.7 years
Thompson1083.5 years
Businesses in Emmetsburg, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

Emmetsburg on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
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  • #89 (50536) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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