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City Emmetsburg
County Palo Alto
Population-Emmetsburg 3,811 (2013)
Population-Palo Alto County 9,275 (2012)
Location Northwest Iowa-Intersection of Highway 18 and 4
Land Area 3.8 square miles
Zip Code 50536
Population Density 1,008 People per Square Mile
Median Resident Age 42.7
Median Household Income $40,927 (2013)
Unemployment 3.5% (June, 2014)
Education (Age 25 + Over)
High School or Higher 87.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 18.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree 4.6%
Race 95.5% White/Non-Hispanic
2% Hispanic
Sex 47.6% Male
52.4% Female
Median House Value $89,841 (2013)
Average Household Size 2.2
Largest Employers Iowa Lakes Community College
Palo Alto County Hospital
Poet Biorefining and Poet DSM
AGP Processing
Wild Rose Casino & Resort
Airport-Public Use Emmetsburg Municipal (EGQ) 2 miles
Airport-Carrier Ft. Dodge Regional (FOD) 52 miles
Mason City Municipal (MCW) 95 miles
Colleges Iowa Lakes Community College
Buena Vista University (Center)
University of Iowa, RN-BSN (Center)
Public and Private Schools Emmetsburg Community School (PK-12)
Emmetsburg Catholic School (PK-8)
Libraries Emmetsburg Public Library
Iowa Lakes Community College Library
Newspapers The Emmetsburg Reporter
The Emmetsburg Democrat
Radio 94.1 KEMB-LP
Dominant Economic Base Agriculture with growth in manufacturing