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.


Demographics

Total Population

575

Households

240

Median Age

47

Population Growth Rate

4%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-30

Housing

Total Housing Units

240

Owner Occupied

209

Renter Occupied

31

Vacant

1

Median Home Value

$83,333


Average Home Value

$112,143

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-30

Income

Median Household

2016

$51,522

2021

$54,805

Average Household

2016

$57,497

2021

$62,312

Per Capita

2016

$23,806

2021

$25,794

Cost of living

77.20%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-30

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Commute

Average Commute Time

22 min.

Drive Alone

197

Carpooled

28

Public

0

Work At Home

17

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-30

Workforce

Workers 16+

253

Graduates

High School

201

Associates

30

Bacehlor's

47

Graduate

11

Total Employed

131

Total Businesses

23

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

8

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-30