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Emmet County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 9,990 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Emmet County: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Emmet County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 4,987  (49.9%)
Females: 5,003  (50.1%)
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Emmet County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Emmet County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,962 ($33,305 in 1999)

This county:

$48962
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$435
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,919 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Emmet:

$83,919
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,929 - $135,699
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,329 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,249 (1.5%)

Emmet County household income distribution in 2009 Emmet County home values distribution Emmet County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.2% for Black residents, 41.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for other race residents, 8.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
Emmet County:

12.8%
Iowa:

12.7%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Black residents, 37.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 3.8% for other race residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 8 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:

3.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 613
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 250 (29% naturalized citizens)

Emmet County:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 96
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 41
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1965 to 1969: 18

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: 4,154
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 137
  • 5 to 9: 135
  • 10 to 19: 83
  • 20 or more: 54
  • Mobile homes: 170

Housing units in Emmet County with a mortgage: 1,488 (100 second mortgage, 169 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,234

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Emmet County

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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1880): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1877): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • IowaSnow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3275): March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaIce Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-928): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 1, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-911): July 12, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-911, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: August 14, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-269): August 14, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-269, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Emmet County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (80%)
  • Netherlands (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Ukraine (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Emmet County (%):

  • German (36%)
  • Norwegian (21%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Danish (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)

Emmet County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,165 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 756 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 138 (3%)
  • Other means: 27 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 279 (5%)

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 $48,605.

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($14,775 average AGI)
2.58% relocated from other states ($15,169 average AGI)
Emmet County:

2.58%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.67% ($30,615 average AGI)
from Martin County, MN  0.34% ($59,231)
from Clay County, IA  0.28% ($32,091)
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.26% ($24,700)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.08% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($16,254 average AGI)
3.29% relocated to other states ($17,027 average AGI)
Emmet County:

3.29%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, IA  1.04% ($25,780 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.56% ($23,545)
to Clay County, IA  0.46% ($24,944)
to Martin County, MN  0.43% ($31,765)
to Polk County, IA  0.25% ($28,100)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 10524.33
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 235.760
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25198.04

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1329.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 939.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.49

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 28.48

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,762
  • In family households: 7,930 (2,083 male householders, 601 female householders)
    2,130 spouses, 2,611 children (2,422 natural, 41 adopted, 148 stepchildren), 118 grandchildren, 70 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 53 other relatives, 209 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,832 (791 male householders (644 living alone)), 761 female householders (697 living alone)), 280 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 540 (289 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,397 2-persons, 514 3-persons, 435 4-persons, 223 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,341 1-person, 164 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

1,929 married couples with children.
474 single-parent households (98 men, 376 women).

94.7% of residents of Emmet County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $74,876,000 ($7061 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:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3
  • 2000 to 2004: 230
  • 1990 to 1999: 195
  • 1980 to 1989: 159
  • 1970 to 1979: 648
  • 1960 to 1969: 550
  • 1950 to 1959: 932
  • 1940 to 1949: 298
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,705
Rooms in houses/apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 336
  • 5 rooms: 766
  • 6 rooms: 695
  • 7 rooms: 573
  • 8 rooms: 445
  • 9+ rooms: 437
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 228
  • 5 rooms: 181
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 70
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 145
  • 2 bedrooms: 719
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,639
  • 4 bedrooms: 695
  • 5+ bedrooms: 147
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 329
  • 2 bedrooms: 333
  • 3 bedrooms: 291
  • 4 bedrooms: 98
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Emmet County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 129
  • 1 vehicle: 812
  • 2 vehicles: 1,439
  • 3 vehicles: 693
  • 4 vehicles: 172
  • 5+ vehicles: 100
  • no vehicle: 170
  • 1 vehicle: 481
  • 2 vehicles: 289
  • 3 vehicles: 124
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

62% of Emmet County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Iowa.

Emmet County:

61.8%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 7790
  • Northeast: 68
  • Midwest: 2343
  • South: 308
  • West: 251

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emmet County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.6%)
  • Electricity (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Utility gas (61.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.7%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

5.2%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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
Emmet County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Emmet County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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