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Emmet County, Iowa
Emmet County IA Courthouse.jpg
Emmet County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Emmet County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for Robert Emmet
Seat Estherville
Largest city Estherville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
401.4 sq mi (1,040 km²)
6.6 sq mi (17 km²), 1.6
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

9,388
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website https://emmetcounty.iowa.gov/

Emmet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9,388.[1] The county seat is Estherville.[2]

History[]

Emmet County was created by authority of the Iowa Legislature in 1851. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859.[3] The county was named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who was hanged as a traitor to the British government at the age of 25.[4]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (1.4=6%) is water.[5] It is the second-smallest county by land area in Iowa, and the fourth-smallest by total area.

Major highways[]

  • Circle sign 4.svg Iowa Highway 4
  • Circle sign 9.svg Iowa Highway 9
  • Elongated circle 15.svg Iowa Highway 15

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 105
1870 1,392 1,225.7%
1880 1,550 11.4%
1890 4,274 175.7%
1900 9,936 132.5%
1910 9,816 −1.2%
1920 12,627 28.6%
1930 12,856 1.8%
1940 13,406 4.3%
1950 14,102 5.2%
1960 14,871 5.5%
1970 14,009 −5.8%
1980 13,336 −4.8%
1990 11,569 −13.2%
2000 11,027 −4.7%
2010 10,302 −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2020[10]

Population of Emmet County from US census data

2020 census[]

The 2020 census recorded a population of 9,388 in the county, with a population density of 22.9385/sq mi (8.8566/km2). 94.84% of the population reported being of one race. 79.56% were non-Hispanic White, 0.98% were Black, 9.45% were Hispanic, 0.58% were Native American, 0.34% were Asian, 0.03% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 9.06% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,475 housing units of which 3,972 were occupied.[1]

2010 census[]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,302 in the county, with a population density of 26.0322/sq mi (10.0511/km2). There were 4,758 housing units, of which 4,236 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Emmet County

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 11,027 people, 4,450 households, and 2,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 4,889 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.38% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 4.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,450 households, out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.20% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,305, and the median income for a family was $41,296. Males had a median income of $27,495 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,619. About 5.20% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[]

Cities[]

  • Armstrong
  • Dolliver
  • Estherville
  • Gruver
  • Ringsted
  • Wallingford

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Forsyth
  • Gridley
  • Halfa
  • Hoprig
  • Huntington
  • Island Grove
  • Maple Hill
  • Raleigh

Townships[]

Emmet County is divided into twelve townships:

  • Armstrong Grove
  • Center
  • Denmark
  • Ellsworth
  • Emmet
  • Estherville
  • High Lake
  • Iowa Lake
  • Jack Creek
  • Lincoln
  • Swan Lake
  • Twelve Mile Lake

Population ranking[]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Emmet County.[1] county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Estherville City 5,904
2 Armstrong City 875
3 Ringsted City 365
4 Wallingford City 165
5 Dolliver City 65
6 Gruver City 63

Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Emmet County, Iowa[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,265 67.28% 1,520 31.32% 68 1.40%
2016 3,124 65.73% 1,357 28.55% 272 5.72%
2012 2,507 53.49% 2,099 44.78% 81 1.73%
2008 2,373 47.32% 2,570 51.25% 72 1.44%
2004 2,697 52.31% 2,405 46.64% 54 1.05%
2000 2,331 50.35% 2,165 46.76% 134 2.89%
1996 1,641 37.20% 2,270 51.46% 500 11.34%
1992 1,749 34.76% 2,239 44.50% 1,044 20.75%
1988 2,173 43.66% 2,778 55.82% 26 0.52%
1984 2,946 51.46% 2,746 47.97% 33 0.58%
1980 3,062 53.49% 2,153 37.61% 509 8.89%
1976 2,872 50.50% 2,720 47.83% 95 1.67%
1972 3,436 62.92% 1,970 36.07% 55 1.01%
1968 3,444 58.90% 2,163 36.99% 240 4.10%
1964 2,611 42.78% 3,487 57.14% 5 0.08%
1960 4,284 62.51% 2,563 37.40% 6 0.09%
1956 4,193 63.68% 2,386 36.24% 5 0.08%
1952 4,935 71.48% 1,947 28.20% 22 0.32%
1948 2,464 46.38% 2,752 51.80% 97 1.83%
1944 2,668 50.47% 2,577 48.75% 41 0.78%
1940 3,053 49.27% 3,097 49.98% 47 0.76%
1936 2,362 41.84% 3,158 55.94% 125 2.21%
1932 2,129 45.21% 2,486 52.79% 94 2.00%
1928 3,218 70.11% 1,372 29.89% 0 0.00%
1924 2,739 53.26% 407 7.91% 1,997 38.83%
1920 3,360 76.00% 991 22.42% 70 1.58%
1916 1,409 62.37% 809 35.81% 41 1.81%
1912 602 30.98% 486 25.01% 855 44.00%
1908 1,401 70.58% 522 26.30% 62 3.12%
1904 1,732 80.15% 358 16.57% 71 3.29%
1900 1,618 70.59% 595 25.96% 79 3.45%
1896 1,429 70.05% 559 27.40% 52 2.55%
1892 831 66.00% 391 31.06% 37 2.94%
1888 573 71.71% 206 25.78% 20 2.50%
1884 385 79.22% 100 20.58% 1 0.21%
1880 276 88.18% 28 8.95% 9 2.88%



See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Emmet County, Iowa

References[]

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". United states Census Bureau. https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial/2020/data/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/Iowa/. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Emmet County
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 119. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ia190090.txt. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  10. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19/19063.html. 
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

Further reading[]

  • History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. In Two Volumes. Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1917.

External links[]

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