The small town of Emmetsburg, Iowa is home to slightly less than 4,000 people. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Most residents own their homes in Emmetsburg, and 28% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $669 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Emmetsburg will save around $1,700 compared to the state average.
Emmetsburg has an average commute time of about 14 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 49% of residents, while public transit isn't used widely. Relatively few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.
There are five primary industries in Emmetsburg: retail, entertainment, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 38% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $62,000, Emmetsburg workers bring in around $6,000 less than the average Iowa resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (19%), Emmetsburg has a large number of residents older than 25 with a Bachelor's or Associate's degree (27%). In addition, 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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