Emerson, Iowa Population 2022

470
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Emerson is a city located in Mills County Iowa. Emerson has a 2020 population of 470. Emerson is currently growing at a rate of 1.51% annually and its population has increased by 7.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 438 in 2010.

The average household income in Emerson is $61,663 with a poverty rate of 7.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $733 per month, and the median house value is $77,900. The median age in Emerson is 40.9 years, 37.5 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Emerson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emersonwas:

  • White: 86.76%
  • Black or African American: 12.42%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Two or more races: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Emerson, Iowa is 470 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 470.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 438.

Emerson, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42686.76%
Black or African American6112.42%
Asian30.61%
Two or More Races10.20%
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Emerson Population by Race

Emerson Population Pyramid $2022

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Emerson Median Age

40.9


Total

37.5


Male

45.6


Female

Emerson Adults

There are 362 adults, (95 of whom are seniors) in Emerson.

Emerson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Emerson Sex Ratio

Female

234

47.66%

Male

257

52.34%

Emerson Population by Age

Emerson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Emerson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Female33.3%66.7%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
All70.9%29.1%
Married80.6%19.4%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Emerson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2032.4270.9
Married1292.9880.6
Non Family561.0960.7
Female182.533.3
Male00

2.9

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Emerson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.93%
9th to 12th Grade175.30%
High School Graduate11535.83%
Some College8125.23%
Associates Degree6119.00%
Bachelors Degree3912.15%
Graduate Degree51.56%
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Emerson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.06%.

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

Emerson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,500$43,750$30,729
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$32,500$40,500$20,000
Some College$36,458$47,500$28,750
Bachelors Degree$54,063$$63,125
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,500

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$30,729

Average Female

Emerson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emerson Language by Age

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Emerson Language

99.32% of Emerson residents speak only English, while 0.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.45% of the population.

Emerson Language

Emerson Poverty by Race

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7.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.23%

Male Poverty Rate

8.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emerson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emerson is White, with 8.69% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.65%.

Emerson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.00%
Bachelors or Greater9.09%
Some College8.45%
High School6.96%

Emerson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.50%
Female Employed5.51%
Male Employed1.68%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Emerson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emerson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,750$61,663
Families$66,250$68,548
Married Families$68,594-
Non Families$31,667$43,436
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Income by Household Type

Emerson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

66.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.2%

Male Marriage Rate

63.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Emerson Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Emerson Marital Status

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52

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam15
First Gulf War10
Korea9
Second Gulf War7
World War II1

Emerson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+18
35 to 5414
55 to 6411
65 to 747
18 to 342

Emerson Veterans by Age

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Emerson Veterans by Race

Emerson Veterans by Education

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7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emerson Veterans by Education

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70.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Emerson Employment by Age

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Emerson Employment by Race

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Emerson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.62%

Born in Emerson

98.98%

Native Born

1.02%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.98% of Emerson residents were born in the United States, with 56.62% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Emerson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202247071.51%
202146371.54%
202045671.56%
201944971.58%
20184420.00%
201744220.45%
201644071.62%
201543361.41%
2014427-5-1.16%
201343210.23%
2012431-5-1.15%
2011436-2-0.46%
20104380.00%

Emerson Population by Year