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"Iowa's Irish Capital"

Emmetsburg is a city in Palo Alto County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Robert Emmet, Irish patriot

The latitude of Emmetsburg is 43.112N. The longitude is -94.682W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,759.


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Median household income
Local
$31,520
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Emmetsburg demographic reports
Emmetsburg is in the Des Moines River valley
Well-known residents have included:
· Bruce Bliven, journalist
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Fest - Oct. 26-27, 2007
  • Lemonade Days - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Emmetsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Five Island Lake
Historic sites and museums: Victorian Museum on Main
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Emmetsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palo Alto 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 50536 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Emmetsburg residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emmetsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emmetsburg was $17,599, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Emmetsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Emmetsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $699.


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

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Palo Alto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emmetsburg political report.

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The average commute time for Emmetsburg workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Emmetsburg include Best Value Suburban Hotel, Super 8 Emmetsburg.

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