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Estherville is a city in Emmet County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Esther Ridley, wife of one of the men who platted the town

The latitude of Estherville is 43.401N. The longitude is -94.832W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,566.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,279
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Estherville demographic reports
Estherville is near the Minnesota border
In 1879, a meteorite exploded here in three pieces. The largest scooped a hole in the ground measuring 15 feet deep and 12 feet wide
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 40. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Emmet County Agricultural Show - July 26-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Estherville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Defiance State Park
Colleges and universities: Iowa Lakes Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Estherville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Emmet 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 51334 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Estherville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Estherville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Estherville was $16,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Estherville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Estherville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Estherville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $265.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $592.


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

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Newspapers in Estherville include Estherville Daily News

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

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The average commute time for Estherville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Estherville include Sleep Inn, Super 8.

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