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

562

Population
Growth Rate

2.73%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

3.900

Housing & Income

Households

237

Total Housing Units

247


Owner Occupied

201

Renter Occupied

36

Vacant

10

Median Home Value

$96,333


Average Home Value

$120,522

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.65%


Per Capita Income

2.80%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,238 $58,860


Average Household

$64,396 $74,308


Per Capita

$26,938 $30,934

Workforce

Total Businesses

22

Total Employed

128

Workers 16+

233

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

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

10

Graduated
High School

178

Associates
Degree

51

Bachelor's
Degree

39

Graduate
Degree

8

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

99

Non-Resident Commuters

112

Drive Alone

201

Carpooled

14

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.