Emmet County, Iowa

Summary

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]

Emmet County
Emmet County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Emmet County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°22′38″N 94°40′39″W / 43.377222222222°N 94.6775°W / 43.377222222222; -94.6775
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1851
Named forRobert Emmet
SeatEstherville
Largest cityEstherville
Area
 • Total408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Land401.4 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total9,388
 • Density23/sq mi (8.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websiteemmetcounty.iowa.gov

HistoryEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

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 highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860105
18701,3921,225.7%
18801,55011.4%
18904,274175.7%
19009,936132.5%
19109,816−1.2%
192012,62728.6%
193012,8561.8%
194013,4064.3%
195014,1025.2%
196014,8715.5%
197014,009−5.8%
198013,336−4.8%
199011,569−13.2%
200011,027−4.7%
201010,302−6.6%
20209,388−8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2018[10]
 
Population of Emmet County from US census data

2020 censusEdit

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 censusEdit

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 censusEdit

 
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.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Emmet County is divided into twelve townships:

Population rankingEdit

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

PoliticsEdit

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%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Emmet County[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 119.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 10, 2011.[dead link]
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 26, 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. In Two Volumes. Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1917.
    • Volume 1 | Volume 2

External linksEdit

  • Emmet County, Iowa Unofficial county website

Coordinates: 43°22′38″N 94°40′39″W / 43.37722°N 94.67750°W / 43.37722; -94.67750