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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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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.
16% of Emmetsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Emmetsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $699.
Libraries in Emmetsburg include Emmetsburg Public Library ... View libraries
Palo Alto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emmetsburg political report.
The average commute time for Emmetsburg workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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