Public Library Estherville, Iowa
Location of Estherville, Iowa
|• Total||5.32 sq mi (13.78 km2)|
|• Land||5.32 sq mi (13.78 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,296 ft (395 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,221|
|• Density||1,195.5/sq mi (461.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456397|
Estherville is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 6,360 in the 2010 census, a decline from 6,656 in the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Emmet County. Estherville is home to the main campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.
Features and attractions
Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District will open the 2016-2017 school year with the elementary, middle, and high schools on a single campus. This is the final stage of a plan which has seen the construction of new elementary and middle school buildings as well as renovation of the high school. The district is in the process of implementing 1:1 technology, beginning with Chromebooks for all high school students during the 2015-2016 school year.
The recently completed Regional Wellness Center was a joint project of Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District and the National Guard. Beyond standard gym equipment, the facility boasts an indoor track, pools with slides, and multiple group fitness classes.
Estherville Iowa is home to a beautifully restored Carnegie Library. Library services include free public wireless internet.
The intersection of Iowa Highways 4 and 9 features a statue of the Estherville meteorite breaking up in flight.
Fort Defiance State Park offers a variety of trails and outdoor meeting areas. Another park along the West Fork Des Moines River offers popular fishing spots, a historic swinging footbridge, a walking trail, and the community outdoor pool.
Estherville's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.404375, -94.833592.
|Estherville historical population|
|Iowa Data Center 
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,360 people, 2,607 households, and 1,546 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,195.5 inhabitants per square mile (461.6/km2). There were 2,892 housing units at an average density of 543.6 per square mile (209.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White, 0.8% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 5.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.0% of the population.
There were 2,607 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 37.2 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,279, and the median income for a family was $41,042. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $20,441 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,488. About 5.0% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
A NASCAR wheel manufacturer/supplier, Aero Racewheels, is located in Estherville.
The area is served by the Estherville Daily News, both in print and on-line. Two local radio stations serve the region, KILR (AM) and KILR-FM. The closest television station is CBS News affiliate KEYC-TV, in Mankato, Minnesota.
On May 10, 1879, a 455-pound meteorite fell to earth in Emmet County a few miles north of Estherville, and has become known as the Estherville Meteorite. When it struck it buried itself 15 feet in the ground. It is made of mesosiderite. Portions of the meteorite are on display in the Estherville Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Museum Reich der Kristalle in Munich and the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.
- Virgil Frye (1930-2012), actor and father of Sean Frye and Soleil Moon Frye
- Kay Halloran (born 1937), Iowa politician
- Robert Hansen (1939-2014), serial killer
- William M. McFarland (1848-1905), Iowa Secretary of State
- Benjamin Sifrit (born 1977), gained notoriety in 2002 for the murders of Joshua Ford and Martha Crutchley
- Dixie Willson (1890-1974), author and screenwriter, sister of Meredith Willson
- Sherie Scheer (born 1940), photographer
- Frank P. Woods (1868–1944), five-term US Representative from 1909 to 1919
In the media
- "The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth," a documentary that aired on the History Channel, claims that an Estherville man was lynched after stating he was "happy" over the death of Abraham Lincoln. The man's name was never given.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- History of Emmet County and Dickinson County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. pp. 128–129.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 121.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Wheel manufacturers set tougher-than-required standards.
- Kay Halloran (Kathleen Chapman)
- 'Mr. McFarland Dies Suddenly In St. Paul,' Brooklyn Chronicle, July 21, 1905, pg. 5
- Jules Heller; Nancy G. Heller (19 December 2013). North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-63882-5.
- "WOODS, Frank Plowman". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Estherville, Iowa.|
- City of Estherville Official City website
- Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Estherville Daily News
- Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District Website
- City Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Estherville