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.


Emerson

Population

Total Population

486

Population
Growth Rate

1.02%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

3.300

Housing & Income

Households

207

Total Housing Units

222


Owner Occupied

176

Renter Occupied

31

Vacant

15

Median Home Value

$95,833


Average Home Value

$129,000

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.05%


Per Capita Income

1.93%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,628 $58,235


Average Household

$64,364 $71,049


Per Capita

$27,194 $29,925

Workforce

Total Businesses

21

Total Employed

126

Workers 16+

216

2020 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

60

2020 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

37

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

11

2020 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

5

2020 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

2020 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

14

Graduated
High School

127

Associates
Degree

52

Bachelor's
Degree

43

Graduate
Degree

11

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

99

Non-Resident Commuters

97

Drive Alone

193

Carpooled

2

Public

0

Work At Home

9

Business Climate

Emerson provides a small town atmosphere for individuals who work in the Omaha/Council Bluffs and Red Oak area.  Chat Mobility and several other local businesses provide the majority of the employment in Emerson. The local cafe is a famous draw to Emerson.