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Emmet County, Iowa
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.
Seat Estherville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

402 sq mi (1,042 km²)
396 sq mi (1,025 km²)
7 sq mi (17 km²), 1.65%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,027
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.emmetcountyia.com

Emmet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,027. Its county seat is Estherville.[1]

Contents

History

Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851, and named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,042 km²), of which 396 square miles (1,025 km²) is land and 7 square miles (17 km²) (1.65%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Emmet County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 9,936
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%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] 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.

Cities and towns

  • Halfa
  • Hoprig
  • Huntington
  • Maple Hill

Townships

Emmet County is divided into twelve townships:

Notes

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Emmet County
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 43°22′38″N 94°40′39″W / 43.37722°N 94.6775°W / 43.37722; -94.6775


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Emmet County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Emmet County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Estherville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.65%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11027
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.emmetcountyia.com

Emmet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 11,027. Its county seat is Estherville.6

Contents

History

Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851, and named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,042 km² (402 sq mi). 1,025 km² (396 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.65%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Emmet County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,027 people, 4,450 households, and 2,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 4,889 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). 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.

Cities and towns

  • Halfa
  • Hoprig
  • Huntington
  • Maple Hill

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°22′38″N, 94°40′39″WLatitude: 43°22′38″N
Longitude: 94°40′39″W


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