Emmetsburg, Iowa Population 2022

3,663
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Emmetsburg is a city located in Palo Alto County Iowa. Emmetsburg has a 2020 population of 3,663. It is also the county seat of Palo Alto County. Emmetsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,895 in 2010.

The average household income in Emmetsburg is $61,675 with a poverty rate of 5.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $620 per month, and the median house value is $112,900. The median age in Emmetsburg is 40.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Emmetsburg Demographics

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

  • White: 92.41%
  • Black or African American: 4.86%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Emmetsburg, Iowa is 3,663 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,663.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,895.

Emmetsburg, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,44592.41%
Black or African American1814.86%
Two or More Races691.85%
Asian200.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.35%
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Emmetsburg Population by Race

Emmetsburg Population Pyramid $2022

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Emmetsburg Median Age

40.3


Total

36.2


Male

46.3


Female

Emmetsburg Adults

There are 2,890 adults, (865 of whom are seniors) in Emmetsburg.

Emmetsburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Emmetsburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,941

52.07%

Male

1,787

47.93%

Emmetsburg Population by Age

Emmetsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Emmetsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.1%56.9%
Non Family55%45%
Male59.3%40.7%
All66.7%33.3%
Married81.6%18.4%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Emmetsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5562.2266.7
Married7403.0281.6
Non Family6181.1255
Female1442.5343.1
Male54359.3

2.92

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Emmetsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade371.47%
9th to 12th Grade1666.61%
High School Graduate69027.47%
Some College53121.14%
Associates Degree37915.09%
Bachelors Degree47018.71%
Graduate Degree2399.51%
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Emmetsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emmetsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,3252,149630
Hispanic988450
Black676735
Asian1515
Native American13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 52.24%.

Emmetsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,440$46,098$30,821
Less Than 9th Grade$28,750$$
High School Graduate$28,750$42,917$25,306
Some College$33,417$47,938$30,045
Bachelors Degree$41,364$38,068$43,295
Graduate Degree$76,154$92,647$66,000

$37,440

Average Earnings

$46,098

Average Male

$30,821

Average Female

Emmetsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emmetsburg Language by Age

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Emmetsburg Language

94.17% of Emmetsburg residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.73% of the population.

Emmetsburg Language

Emmetsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,1121825.85%
Hispanic9888.16%
Black16863.57%
OtherNaN%

5.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.13%

Male Poverty Rate

5.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emmetsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emmetsburg is White, with 5.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emmetsburg is Hispanic, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.36%.

Emmetsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.42%
High School7.95%
Some College3.92%
Bachelors or Greater0.85%

Emmetsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed4.12%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed3.37%

Emmetsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emmetsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,563$61,675
Families$65,862$78,416
Married Families$74,643-
Non Families$30,147$35,082
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Income by Household Type

Emmetsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Emmetsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Emmetsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Emmetsburg Marital Status by Race

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Emmetsburg Marital Status

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279

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam65
First Gulf War49
Korea35
Second Gulf War32
World War II7

Emmetsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+99
65 to 7473
35 to 5472
55 to 6422
18 to 3413

Emmetsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White27810.00%
Hispanic98.74%
Black11.30%

Emmetsburg Veterans by Race

Emmetsburg Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emmetsburg Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Emmetsburg Employment by Age

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Emmetsburg Employment by Race

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Emmetsburg 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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75.32%

Born in Emmetsburg

94.98%

Native Born

5.02%

Foreign Born

4.40%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.98% of Emmetsburg residents were born in the United States, with 75.32% having been born in Iowa. 4.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Emmetsburg Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20223,663-7-0.19%
20213,670-7-0.19%
20203,677-7-0.19%
20193,684-7-0.19%
20183,691-68-1.81%
20173,759140.37%
20163,745-51-1.34%
20153,796-9-0.24%
20143,80510.03%
20133,804-42-1.09%
20123,846-24-0.62%
20113,870-25-0.64%
20103,895-63-0.16%
20003,958180.05%
19903,940-681-1.58%
19804,6214711.08%
19704,1502630.66%
19603,8871270.33%
19503,7603861.09%
19403,3745091.65%
19302,8651030.37%
19202,7620.00%

Emmetsburg Population by Year