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

Population2000201020202025
Emerson495438486504

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4222020
5-9182524
10-14332629
15-19302326
20-24182318
25-29142923
30-34162531
35-39342528
40-44312228
45-49313724
50-54323538
55-59403737
60-64353838
65-69214538
70-74223244
75-79171929
80-8491214
85+151213
18+342399413
Median Age464850

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Emerson2020
Total486.000
White Alone98.770
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races1.230
Hispanic Origin0.410
Diversity Index3.300

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Emerson2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households197186207214
Housing Units209203222229
Owner Occupied Units176183
Renter Occupied Units3132
Vacant Units1515

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Emerson20202025
Median Home Value$95,833$117,391
Average Home Value$129,000$150,000
<$50,0002727
$50,000 - $99,9996657
$100,000 - $149,9992423
$150,000 - $199,9993641
$200,000 - $249,99946
$250,000 - $299,9991525
$300,000 - $399,99900
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200910
1990-19992
1980-198917
1970-197920
1960-196927
1950-19596
1940-194914
1939 or Before139

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Emerson20202025
Median Household$55,628$58,235
Average Household$64,364$71,049
Per Capita$27,194$29,925

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Emerson2020
<$15,00021
$15,000 - $24,99919
$25,000 - $34,99920
$35,000 - $49,99922
$50,000 - $74,99964
$75,000 - $99,99935
$100,000 - $149,99919
$150,000 - $199,9994
$200,000+3

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+216
In-County Residents99
Out-of-County Residents97
Drive Alone193
Carpooled2
Public Transport0
Work at Home9
Less than 5 minutes24
5-9 minutes23
10-14 minutes33
15-19 minutes42
20-24 minutes27
25-29 minutes9
30-34 minutes14
35-39 minutes7
40-44 minutes3
45-59 minutes17
60-89 minutes4
90+ minutes4
Average Travel Time22

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees126
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/Leasing0
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, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Emerson2020
Some High School14
Graduated High School127
Associates Degree52
Bachelor's Degree43
Graduate Degree11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses21
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 Bus0
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, 2020-09-02

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