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Emerson, Iowa
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Location of Emerson, Iowa
Location of Emerson, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Mills
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,056 ft (322 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 403
 • Density 1,580.39/sq mi (610.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51533
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-25500
GNIS feature ID 0456360

Emerson is a city in Mills County, Iowa, United States. The population was 403 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Emerson was a shipping point on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.

Geography

Emerson is located at 41°1′7″N 95°24′7″W / 41.01861°N 95.40194°W / 41.01861; -95.40194 (41.018506, -95.401975).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 456 —    
1890 404 −11.4%
1900 502 +24.3%
1910 478 −4.8%
1920 475 −0.6%
1930 512 +7.8%
1940 498 −2.7%
1950 556 +11.6%
1960 521 −6.3%
1970 484 −7.1%
1980 502 +3.7%
1990 476 −5.2%
2000 480 +0.8%
2010 438 −8.8%
2020 403 −8.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
EmersonIowaPopPlot
The population of Emerson, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 438 people, 186 households, and 123 families living in the city. The population density was 1,684.6 inhabitants per square mile (650.4/km2). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 780.8 per square mile (301.5/km2). There were 186 households, of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Education

The community is within the East Mills Community School District.

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