Emmetsburg, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 3,684 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 1,770  (48.1%)
Females: 1,914  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50536.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,519 (it was $31,520 in 2000)
Emmetsburg:

$50,519
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,867 (it was $17,599 in 2000)

Emmetsburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $121,379 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Emmetsburg:

$121,379
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $152,380; detached houses: $152,450

Median gross rent in 2019: $634.

March 2019 cost of living index in Emmetsburg: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.5%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.6% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Emmetsburg, IA (2019)
    • 3,34189.2%White alone
    • 1935.2%Black alone
    • 1082.9%Hispanic
    • 691.8%Two or more races
    • 200.5%Asian alone
    • 130.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Emmetsburg, Iowa as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emmetsburg is 384 to 1.


Crime rates in Emmetsburg by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(105.4)
3
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(53.7)
1
(27.5)
3
(82.9)
3
(83.7)
3
(83.8)
3
(76.5)
7
(178.7)
1
(26.2)
22
(580.3)
4
(105.4)
5
(133.8)
8
(216.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(214.7)
11
(302.8)
8
(220.9)
2
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
10
(254.8)
10
(255.2)
4
(104.7)
9
(237.4)
7
(184.5)
8
(214.1)
16
(433.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(697.8)
19
(523.0)
10
(276.2)
13
(362.5)
10
(279.3)
12
(305.8)
4
(102.1)
2
(52.4)
31
(817.7)
14
(368.9)
25
(669.2)
15
(406.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(26.8)
4
(110.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.9)
1
(25.5)
2
(51.0)
1
(26.2)
3
(79.1)
1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index77.356.443.157.430.267.861.816.8171.7135.2132.892.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Emmetsburg, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (36.7%), American (13.7%), Irish (10.3%), African (9.3%), Norwegian (4.4%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/17/1877

Land area: 3.78 square miles.

Population density: 974 people per square mile   (low).

Emmetsburg, Iowa map

190 residents are foreign born (2.7% Africa, 1.8% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,476 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,525 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.11 N, Longitude: 94.68 W

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

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Emmetsburg, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Emmetsburg, IA in 2019
Emmetsburg satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Emmetsburg, IA residents
Average permit cost in Emmetsburg, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Emmetsburg, IA
Historical housing units in Emmetsburg, IA
Most common industries in Emmetsburg, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Machinery (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Machinery (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.4%)
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Social assistance (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Emmetsburg, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Emmetsburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Emmetsburg, Iowa average temperatures Emmetsburg, Iowa average precipitation Emmetsburg, Iowa humidity Emmetsburg, Iowa wind speed Emmetsburg, Iowa snowfall Emmetsburg, Iowa sunshine Emmetsburg, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Emmetsburg, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Emmetsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Emmetsburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 158% greater 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 189.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from Emmetsburg center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 477.6 miles away from Emmetsburg center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Emmetsburg 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 196.1 miles away from Emmetsburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emmetsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Emmetsburg:

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

Airports and heliports located in Emmetsburg:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emmetsburg:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 22 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 42 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 50 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 79 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 80 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 81 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 92 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public high school in Emmetsburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Emmetsburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Emmetsburg:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emmetsburg that have no violations reported:

  • EMMETSBURG MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3,931, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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)

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

For population 15 years and over in Emmetsburg:

Marital status in Emmetsburg, IA
  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Emmetsburg:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Emmetsburg
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00812
Catholic2,7987
Evangelical Protestant1,4449
Other--
None2,171-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Emmetsburg:

29.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Emmetsburg:

22.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.4%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Emmetsburg:

53.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Emmetsburg:

74.7%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Emmetsburg, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$24,758$59,4190$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,465$40,3950$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,174$36,5220$0
Local Libraries 3$7,092$28,3682$804
Other and Unallocable 3$11,007$44,0287$4,951
Parks and Recreation 1$2,772$33,2640$0
Police - Other 1$2,779$33,3480$0
Financial Administration 1$4,719$56,6280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$2,618
Firefighters 0$0 2$547
Totals for Government 22$78,767$42,96421$8,920

Emmetsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $779,000 ($211.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $508,000 ($137.89)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,485,000 ($403.09)
    Sewerage: $759,000 ($206.03)
    Regular Highways: $739,000 ($200.60)
    Water Utilities: $726,000 ($197.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $705,000 ($191.37)
    Police Protection: $597,000 ($162.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000 ($119.98)
    General - Other: $352,000 ($95.55)
    Financial Administration: $237,000 ($64.33)
    Libraries: $210,000 ($57.00)
    Central Staff Services: $101,000 ($27.42)
    Air Transportation: $73,000 ($19.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($11.94)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($1.63)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($1.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.27)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($3.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000 ($37.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($16.29)
    Libraries: $30,000 ($8.14)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($1.90)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($1.90)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($1.36)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,699,000 ($461.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($9.50)

Emmetsburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $858,000 ($232.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $481,000 ($130.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $82,000 ($22.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $25,000 ($6.79)
    Other: $14,000 ($3.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $179,000 ($48.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $693,000 ($188.11)
    Sale of Property: $347,000 ($94.19)
    Rents: $135,000 ($36.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $94,000 ($25.52)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($16.02)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($7.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($3.53)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,535,000 ($416.67)
    Water Utilities: $766,000 ($207.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $590,000 ($160.15)
    Other: $33,000 ($8.96)
  • Tax - Property: $1,853,000 ($502.99)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $332,000 ($90.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $91,000 ($24.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($20.09)
    Other License: $20,000 ($5.43)

Emmetsburg government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,553,000 ($2050.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,603,000 ($1792.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $950,000 ($257.87)

Emmetsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,418,000 ($2827.90)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clay County, IA  0.67% ($39,625 average AGI)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.61% ($44,682)
from Emmet County, IA  0.56% ($23,650)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clay County, IA  0.89% ($48,844 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.75% ($34,000)
Businesses in Emmetsburg, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1

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.)
Emmetsburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Emmetsburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.4mTotal length
  • 6,300Total average daily traffic
  • 829Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,380Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Emmetsburg, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Emmetsburg, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Emmetsburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Emmetsburg, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emmetsburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Emmetsburg)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 21 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Emmetsburg, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.1%), and Structure Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Emmetsburg, IA
    • 8852.1%Outside Fires
    • 4526.6%Structure Fires
    • 3218.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Emmetsburg, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emmetsburg, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 3501 Main St, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536 , Phone: (712) 852-2667, Fax: (712) 852-2687
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3635 450th Ave, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536 , Phone: (712) 852-2626, Fax: (712) 852-2821
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Emmetsburg, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emmetsburg, IA
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emmetsburg, IA
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Emmetsburg compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Emmetsburg on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • David Charles Carlson (2)
  • William J. Schany (1)
  • Pat Joyce (1)
  • Greg Smith (1)
  • Gerald Theesfeld (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2021.