Emmet County, Iowa
|Emmet County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Robert Emmet|
|• Total||402.38 sq mi (1,042 km2)|
|• Land||395.74 sq mi (1,025 km2)|
|• Water||6.63 sq mi (17 km2), 1.65%|
|• Density||26/sq mi (10/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851,. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859. The county was named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who was hanged as a traitor to the British government at the age of 23.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 402.38 square miles (1,042.2 km2), of which 395.74 square miles (1,025.0 km2) (or 98.35%) is land and 6.63 square miles (17.2 km2) (or 1.65%) is water.
- Jackson County, Minnesota (northwest)
- Martin County, Minnesota (northeast)
- Kossuth County (east)
- Palo Alto County (south)
- Dickinson County (west)
The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,302 in the county, with a population density of 26.0322/sq mi (10.0511/km2). There were 4,758 housing units, of which 4,236 were occupied.
As of the census 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
Emmet County is divided into twelve townships:
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- Emmet County
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- History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. In Two Volumes. Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1917.
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||Jackson County, Minnesota||Martin County, Minnesota|
|Dickinson County||Kossuth County|
|Palo Alto County|