Emerson

emersonLocation

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.


Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
Emerson495438562610

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4222426
5-9182829
10-14332934
15-19302831
20-24182721
25-29143427
30-34162838
35-39342735
40-44312732
45-49314232
50-54324146
55-59404345
60-64354746
65-69214950
70-74223647
75-79172233
80-8491419
85+151316
18+342460498
Median Age464850

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Emerson2019
Total562.000
White Alone98.750
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races1.250
Hispanic Origin0.530
Diversity Index3.900

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Emerson2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population3%2%
Households3%2%
Families3%1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households197186237256
Housing Units209203247265
Owner Occupied Units201218
Renter Occupied Units3639
Vacant Units109

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Emerson20192024
Median Home Value$96,333$131,250
Average Home Value$120,522$144,816
<$50,0003127
$50,000 - $99,9997564
$100,000 - $149,9993028
$150,000 - $199,9993541
$200,000 - $249,99968
$250,000 - $299,9992449
$300,000 - $399,99900
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-20097
1990-19992
1980-198911
1970-197918
1960-196923
1950-195911
1940-194912
1939 or Before134

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Emerson20192024
Median Household$55,238$58,860
Average Household$64,396$74,308
Per Capita$26,938$30,934

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Emerson2019
<$15,00020
$15,000 - $24,99923
$25,000 - $34,99925
$35,000 - $49,99927
$50,000 - $74,99974
$75,000 - $99,99939
$100,000 - $149,99922
$150,000 - $199,9992
$200,000+5

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+233
In-County Residents99
Out-of-County Residents112
Drive Alone201
Carpooled14
Public Transport0
Work at Home9
Less than 5 minutes19
5-9 minutes14
10-14 minutes53
15-19 minutes50
20-24 minutes28
25-29 minutes8
30-34 minutes14
35-39 minutes7
40-44 minutes3
45-59 minutes17
60-89 minutes9
90+ minutes2
Average Travel Time22

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees128
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction4
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade5
  
Retail Trade1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores0
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music1
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse37
Information60
  
Finance & Insurance5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn3
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services0
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin11
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp3

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Emerson2019
Some High School10
Graduated High School178
Associates Degree51
Bachelor's Degree39
Graduate Degree8

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses22
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus0
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus5
Information Bus3
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus0
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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