Emerson

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Nestled in the Southwest corner of Iowa between the east and west branches of the Nishnabotna River, the community of Emerson typifies the small town atmosphere and work ethics of the Midwest. With a population of 438, Emerson is located in Eastern Mills County at the interchange of US Highways 34 & 59.  The vibrant rural community sets approximately 35 miles southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Interstate 29. 

Business Climate

Emerson provides a small town atmosphere for individuals who work in the Omaha/Council Bluffs , Shenandoah, and Red Oak areas. Home to one of Iowa’s largest regional telecommunications providers Chat Mobility, the community supports several local businesses while providing employment opportunities and a climate conducive to thriving business and great family values.

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Demographics

Total Population

560

Households

235

Median Age

48

Population Growth Rate

3%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

236

Owner Occupied

205

Renter Occupied

30

Vacant

1

Median Home Value

$88,971


Average Home Value

$118,873

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$50,988

2022

$52,578

Average Household

2017

$57,536

2022

$64,006

Per Capita

2017

$23,951

2022

$26,395

Cost of living

77.20%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

20 min.

Drive Alone

192

Carpooled

21

Public

0

Work At Home

10

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

230

Graduates

High School

199

Associates

32

Bachelor's

34

Graduate

6

Total Employed

146

Total Businesses

24

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

2

Employed

13

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22