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Emerson is a village in Dixon County, in the Sioux City metro area. (The community straddles Dixon, Dakota and Thurston counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Emerson. For links to other places called Emerson, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Emerson is 42.278N. The longitude is -96.726W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,493 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 817.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Emerson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dixon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68733 ZIP code.
47% of Emerson residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emerson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emerson was $13,062, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Emerson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Emerson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Libraries in Emerson include Emerson Public Library ... View libraries
Dixon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emerson political report.
The average commute time for Emerson workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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