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The City of Emerson had a population of 575 as of July 1, 2016. Emerson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 41.018 and longitude -95.4027 in Mills County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mills County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Emerson (GNIS ID: 2394685) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Emerson is located within Township of Indian Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mills County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emerson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Emerson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 575
Population in Households 575
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,245
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (86.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.4%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $112,143


Median Household Income $51,522
Average Household Income $57,497
Per Capita Income $23,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.45% 2.39%
Households 4.16% 2.31%
Families 4.51% 2.24%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Emerson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 431 57th
Population Density1 # 18 98th
Diversity Index2 # 941 6th
Median Household Income # 553 45th
Per Capita Income # 787 22nd

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