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Emmet County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 9,943 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 11,027 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,749
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,465
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,345
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,022 (it was 1,105 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 396 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Emmet County: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Emmet County, IA (2017)
    • 8,67178.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9578.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1401.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 490.4%Two or more races
    • 430.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 360.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 4,887  (49.2%)
Females: 5,056  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Emmet County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,873 ($33,305 in 1999)
This county:

$48,873
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $579)
This county:

$463
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,156 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Emmet:

$101,156
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,807 - $145,323
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $968
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $408

Institutionalized population: 289

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $56,400
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $30,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $257,900
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $243,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Emmet, IA residents
Average permit cost in Emmet, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,572 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,333 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Emmet, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Emmet, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Emmet, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.8%
Emmet County:

11.8%
Iowa:

10.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.8 years old
(Males: 41.2 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 19.7 years old, American Indian residents: 11.9 years old, Asian residents: 43.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.3 years old, Other race residents: 21.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Emmet County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, Wallingford, Gruver, Dolliver.

Emmet County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Emmet County: Ramsey (A), Rock N Sons Feedlot (B), Cherland Hog Farm (C), River Road Golf Club (D), Plum Creek Dam Access (E), West Bend Elevator Company Elevator (F), North Kossuth Golf Club (G), State Line Cooperative Elevator (H), Galbraith (I), Gerled (J), Hobarton (K), Stevens (L), Seneca Access (M), Spring Valley Golf Course (N), Portland Townhall (O), Lotts Creek Townhall (P), Union Town Hall (Q), Silo Home (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Emmet County include: Doan Church (A), Good Hope Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Apostolic Church (D), Blackjer Church (E), Ramsey Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Whittemore Cemetery (2), Saint Michaels Cemetery (3), United Methodist Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5), Portland Cemetery (6), Seneca Township Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Goose Lake (A), Gabrielson Pool (B), Oak Lake (C), Lowe Pool (D), Darling Pool (E), Ruddy Pool (F), Pierce Pool (G), Smith Pool (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Cat Creek (A), Buffalo Creek (B), Calamus Creek (C), Purcell Creek (D), Mud Creek (E), Fourmile Creek (F), South Creek (G), Hine Creek (H), Prairie Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Emmet County include: Ambrose A Call State Park (1), Schwob Marsh State Game Management Area (2), Buffalo Creek State Game Management Area (3), State Line Marsh State Game Management Area (4), Goose Lake State Game Management Area (5), Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge (6), Hurlburt Wildlife Area (7), Smith Lake Park (8), Plum Creek Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Converse County, Wyoming , Buena Vista County , Cerro Gordo County , Clay County , Fillmore County, Minnesota , Jackson County, Minnesota , Otsego County, New York , Osceola County , Pocahontas County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Emmet, IA
County total employment by year in Emmet, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Emmet, IA

Current college students: 613
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 414 (37.2% naturalized citizens)

Emmet County:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 562010 or later
  • 2152000 to 2009
  • 411990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 511970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.3%

Emmet County marital status for males Emmet County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,180
  • One, attached: 55
  • Two: 61
  • 3 or 4: 153
  • 5 to 9: 100
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 to 49: 83
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 166

Housing units in Emmet County with a mortgage: 1,589 (21 second mortgage, 141 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,666

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Emmet County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,18113
Catholic1,6122
Evangelical Protestant8686
Other2-
None2,639-
Emmet County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Emmet County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Emmet County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Emmet County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Emmet County:

28.7%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Emmet County:

Average size of farms: 462 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $209,445
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $253.06
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $163,184
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 88.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $117,558
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
Corn for grain: 108824 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 95132 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Emmet County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 926746.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 42 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/28/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 34 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emmet County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from Emmet County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 242.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from Emmet County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 01, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-911: July 12, 1991, FEMA Id: 911, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Emmet County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Emmet

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,333 (80.4%)
  • Carpooled: 322 (7.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 28 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 117 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 338 (8.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (71%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • England (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Emmet County


  • German (31%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • American (8%)
  • Danish (4%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Emmet County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 212 people in nursing homes
  • 151 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 124 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Emmet County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 242 people in college/university student housing
  • 182 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,120.

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.90% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,383 average AGI)
2.19% relocated from other states ($13,663 average AGI)
Emmet County:

2.19%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.82% ($28,194 average AGI)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.52% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($17,857 average AGI)
3.18% relocated to other states ($20,266 average AGI)
Emmet County:

3.18%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, IA  0.93% ($43,056 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.52% ($23,650)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Emmet County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Emmet County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Emmet County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Emmet County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Emmet County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Emmet County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Emmet County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Emmet County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Emmet County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,189 (1,942 aged, 247 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 131 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Emmet County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (187)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (158)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (115)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (103)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (67)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (58)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)
  • Unspecified dementia (36)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (32)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,524
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 236
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,198

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,329
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 940
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,943
  • In family households: 7,308 (1,394 male householders, 1,221 female householders)
    2,135 spouses, 2,155 children (2,044 natural, 29 adopted, 80 stepchildren), 118 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 89 other relatives, 115 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,857 (755 male householders (570 living alone)), 804 female householders (723 living alone)), 286 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 775

Size of family households: 1,445 2-persons, 482 3-persons, 376 4-persons, 153 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 84 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,296 1-person, 237 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

1,306 married couples with children.
489 single-parent households (102 men, 387 women).

91.5% of residents of Emmet speak English at home.
7.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 68% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $74,876,000 ($7,061 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $941,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,484,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,168,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,810,000
Federal grants: $10,278,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,174,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,963,000 ($388,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $283,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,644,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,165,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 720
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 710
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +48
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -535
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Emmet County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Emmet County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Emmet County, Iowa
  • 02014 or later
  • 722010 to 2013
  • 2222000 to 2009
  • 1971990 to 1999
  • 2881980 to 1989
  • 5391970 to 1979
  • 5731960 to 1969
  • 7421950 to 1959
  • 4061940 to 1949
  • 1,7461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Emmet County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Emmet County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 893 rooms
  • 2634 rooms
  • 4415 rooms
  • 7176 rooms
  • 5677 rooms
  • 5088 rooms
  • 6719+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
  • 71 room
  • 772 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 1954 rooms
  • 2045 rooms
  • 1416 rooms
  • 197 rooms
  • 548 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Emmet County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Emmet County, Iowa
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 6982 bedrooms
  • 1,3583 bedrooms
  • 8314 bedrooms
  • 2625+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2011 bedroom
  • 3512 bedrooms
  • 2593 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 98no vehicle
  • 7151 vehicle
  • 1,2522 vehicles
  • 7293 vehicles
  • 4104 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 118no vehicle
  • 4281 vehicle
  • 2552 vehicles
  • 633 vehicles
  • 384 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

83.6% of Emmet County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Iowa.

Emmet County:

83.6%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6,326
  • Other state: 3,078
  • Northeast: 49
  • Midwest: 2,359
  • South: 329
  • West: 348
Year householders moved into unit in Emmet County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emmet County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.7%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.0%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Emmet County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $220,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,659,000
    Health - Other: $1,516,000
    Police Protection: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Financial Administration: $603,000
    General - Other: $467,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Correctional Institutions: $210,000
    General Public Buildings: $163,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $801,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,992,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,763,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,127,000
    General Local Government Support: $614,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,566,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,975,000

Emmet County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $220,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,659,000
    Health - Other: $1,516,000
    Police Protection: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Financial Administration: $603,000
    General - Other: $467,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Correctional Institutions: $210,000
    General Public Buildings: $163,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $801,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,992,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,763,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,127,000
    General Local Government Support: $614,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,566,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,975,000

Emmet County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $220,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,659,000
    Health - Other: $1,516,000
    Police Protection: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Financial Administration: $603,000
    General - Other: $467,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Correctional Institutions: $210,000
    General Public Buildings: $163,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $801,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,992,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,763,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,127,000
    General Local Government Support: $614,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,566,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,975,000

Emmet County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $220,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,659,000
    Health - Other: $1,516,000
    Police Protection: $930,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $657,000
    Financial Administration: $603,000
    General - Other: $467,000
    Central Staff Services: $399,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Correctional Institutions: $210,000
    General Public Buildings: $163,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $97,000
    Libraries: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $801,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $75,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,992,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,763,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,127,000
    General Local Government Support: $614,000
    Other: $231,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,566,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $120,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000
    Other License: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,975,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 118
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 97
  • Number of recipients under 18: 6
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 75
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 37
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 66
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 39
Most common first names in Emmet County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9977.6 years
Mary6880.6 years
William6576.4 years
Robert6272.5 years
Anna4888.5 years
George4778.4 years
James4272.8 years
Donald3969.2 years
Dorothy3779.6 years
Harold3673.0 years
Most common last names in Emmet County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7477.4 years
Anderson7276.6 years
Olson5580.8 years
Jensen4779.0 years
Peterson4677.2 years
Hansen4477.3 years
Smith3578.6 years
Petersen3477.4 years
Nelson3277.5 years
Hanson3178.7 years
Businesses in Emmet County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx1Sears1
H&R Block1Sleep Inn1
Hardee's1Subway1
Jones New York1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
Lane Furniture2UPS1