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Emmett is a city in Gem County, in the Boise City-Nampa metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the son of postmaster Thomas Cahalan.

The latitude of Emmett is 43.873N. The longitude is -116.498W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,362 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,933.


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Median household income
Local
$26,480
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Emmett demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Gem / Boise Counties Fair - July 30-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Emmett Cherry Festival - June 13-16, 2007
  • Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Heritage Days - Oct. 19-21, 2007
  • Harvest Festival Street Fair - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Emmett web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Gem County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Emmett residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emmett ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emmett was $13,027, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Emmett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Emmett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $440.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.


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Libraries in Emmett include Emmett Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Emmett include Emmett Messenger-Index

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Gem County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emmett political report.

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The average commute time for Emmett workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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