Emerson, Iowa Population 2024

399

Emerson is a city located in Mills County Iowa. Emerson has a 2024 population of 399. Emerson is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 398 in 2020.

The average household income in Emerson is $67,660 with a poverty rate of 14.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Emerson is 48.2 years, 44.8 years for males, and 50.3 years for females.

Emerson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emerson was:

  • White: 93.7%
  • Two or more races: 5.71%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,557.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.25% (1)
The current population of Emerson, Iowa is 399 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 398.

Emerson, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47693.7%
Two or more races295.71%
Asian30.59%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Emerson Population by Race

Emerson Population Pyramid 2024

Emerson Median Age

48.2

Total

44.8

Male

50.3

Female

Emerson Adults

There are 397 adults, (116 of whom are seniors) in Emerson.

Emerson Age Dependency

80.8

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerson Sex Ratio

Female27153.35%
Male23746.65%

Emerson Population by Age

Emerson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2192.3284.515.5
Married1152.6894.85.2
Non Family791.0967.132.9
Female164.191000
Male95.2277.822.2
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

84.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emerson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Emerson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.75%.

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,100

Average Earnings

$45,179

Average Male

$43,417

Average Female

Emerson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emerson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emerson Language

99% of Emerson residents speak only English, while 1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.6% of the population.

Emerson Language

Emerson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4766012.61%
Hispanic161487.5%
Multiple291448.28%
showing: 3 rows

14.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerson is Hispanic, with 87.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emerson is White, with 12.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.25%.

Emerson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25%
Some College13.07%
High School3.54%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%
showing: 4 rows

Emerson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed5.26%
Female Employed3.42%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Emerson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emerson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emerson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emerson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Emerson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emerson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

60

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Emerson Veterans by War

count

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Emerson Veterans by Age

count

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Emerson Veterans by Race

Emerson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Emerson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emerson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.66%

Born in Emerson

98.23%

Native Born

1.77%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.23% of Emerson residents were born in the United States, with 58.66% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Emerson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029399
2028399
2027399
2026399
2025399
2024399
2023399
2022399
202139910.25%
2020398-49-10.96%
201944740.9%
201844320.45%
2017441
201644192.08%
201543261.41%
2014426-5-1.16%
201343110.23%
2012430-5-1.15%
2011435-2-0.46%
2010437
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Emerson Population by Year