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Emmet County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Robert Emmet|
|• Total||408 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Land||401.4 sq mi (1,040 km2)|
|• Water||6.6 sq mi (17 km2) 1.6%|
|• Density||23.010/sq mi (8.884/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851,. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859. The county was named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who was hanged as a traitor to the British government at the age of 25 .
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (1.4=6%) is water. It is the second-smallest county by land area in Iowa, and the fourth-smallest by total area.
- Jackson County, Minnesota (northwest)
- Martin County, Minnesota (northeast)
- Kossuth County (east)
- Palo Alto County (south)
- Dickinson County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 9,388 in the county, with a population density of 22.9385/sq mi (8.8566/km2). 94.84% of the population reported being of one race. 79.56% were non-Hispanic White, 0.98% were Black, 9.45% were Hispanic, 0.58% were Native American, 0.34% were Asian, 0.03% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 9.06% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,475 housing units of which 3,972 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,302 in the county, with a population density of 26.0322/sq mi (10.0511/km2). There were 4,758 housing units, of which 4,236 were occupied.
Emmet County is divided into twelve townships:
- Armstrong Grove
- High Lake
- Iowa Lake
- Jack Creek
- Swan Lake
- Twelve Mile Lake
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Emmet County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
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