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Estherville, Iowa

  •   State: 
    Emmet County
      County all: 
    Emmet | Dickinson
      County FIPS: 
    19063 | 19059
    43°24′16″N 94°50′1″W
      Area total: 
    5.39 sq mi (13.95 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.39 sq mi (13.95 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,296 ft (395 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,095.97 residents per square mile of area (423.17/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Estherville is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,904 in the 2020 census, a decline from 6,656 at the 2000 census. The city was named after Esther A. Ridley, one of the first white female settlers in the area. Many of Estherville's current residents are the descendants of the original Scandinavian, German and Irish immigrants that arrived in the community in the 1870's.Fort Defiance State Park offers a variety of hiking and horseback trails, a campsite and outdoor meeting areas. The park is named after a military fort constructed in Estherville in 1863 in response to the Dakota War of 1862. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.32 square miles (13.78 km²), all land. It is near Okoboji and Spirit Lake, and the city's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.404375, -94.833592. It has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. The Regional Wellness Center was a joint project of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District and the National Guard. It boasts an indoor track, pools with slides, and multiple group fitness classes. The intersection of Iowa Highways 4 and 9 features a statue of a meteorite breaking up in flight. It was established on July 1, July 1 July, 1857. It operates public schools on a free-standing basis.


Estherville is the primary city name, but also Gruver are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Estherville, Iowa. Estherville was named after Esther A. Ridley, one of the first white female settlers in the area. Many of Estherville's current residents are the descendants of the original Scandinavian, German and Irish immigrants that arrived in the community in the 1870's. The city was selected as the county seat in 1859 and was eventually incorporated in 1881. It is located in Emmet County, which was created by an act of the Iowa Legislature in 1851. In 1859 the city was chosen as the city's county seat and was later incorporated. It has a population of about 2,000 people and is located on the banks of the Des Moines River, which is a tributary of the Mississippi River. The town is home to the Iowa State Museum, which opened its doors in 1857. It also has a museum for the history of the county, which dates back to 1851, when Emmet County was created. The county seat is located at the base of a hill known as the "Emmet Mountain" and was once the site of the town of Emmet. It was named for Emmet, Iowa's first settler, who arrived in 1856 and moved to the area in 1858. The community was named in honor of Esther Ridley, who was a white female who was among the first to arrive in the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The area is now home to more than 3,000 residents. The population has grown to around 2,500 people.

Features and attractions

Estherville is home to a beautifully restored Carnegie Library. The park was named after a military fort constructed in 1863 in response to the Dakota War of 1862. The library is located at the intersection of Iowa Highways 4 and 9 in the heart of the city. It offers a variety of hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It is also home to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Whitetail Deer Park, where the deer are fenced and fenced in for the winter. It also offers a free public wireless internet service for the public to use in the library. It was named for the Estherville, Iowa, which was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1858. The town is located on the banks of the Iowa River, which is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and was once the source of the Red River. The river was once a vital source of water for the area, but is now a source of drinking water for millions of people. The city is also a popular tourist destination, especially for those who want to take in the natural beauty of the area's natural scenery. It has been home to many of the world's first settlers, including the first European settlers, who came to the area in the early 1800s. The area was once known as the "Land of the Lost" because of its location in the middle of the Great Depression. It became known for its natural beauty, with many of its residents living in and around the town of Estherville.


Estherville's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.404375, -94.833592.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.32 square miles (13.78 km²), all land. Estherville is near Okoboji and Spirit Lake. The city is located on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's Pacific Coast Highway. It is located near the junction of the Arkansas River and the Arkansas Turnpike. It has a population of about 2,000. The town is located at 43.4 miles (94.8 miles) north of the city's central business district, and is near the town of Spirit Lake, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the south. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the town. It was established in 1881. The United States Army Corps. of Engineers has a base station in the city. The area is known as the "Pacific Coast Highway" and was once known as "The Arkansas River Road" and "The Mississippi River Road". It is on the Army Corps' Pacific Coast highway and is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the city of Okobojia. It also has a small airport on the Oklahoma-Oklahoma border. The population of the town is about 1,200. It lies on the US Army Corps's Pacific coast Highway, which was once called the "Arkansas River Highway".


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Estherville has a hot-summer humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps. The town has a population of around 1,000 people. Estherville is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's American West Coast Ranges. It has a high school population of about 1,200. The school has a reputation for being a good school. It also has a good reputation for having a good football team, the Estherville High School football team. The football team has a winning record in Estherville, winning three league titles and one state championship. The high school's football team won the state championship in 2010. The basketball team also won the district championship in 2011 and 2012. The baseball team has won two state championships in the last three years, the 2010 and 2012 state championships and the 2013 state finals. The community has a history of being active in the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. It is also home to a number of charities, including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. The city's mayor is a former mayor of Estherville and the town's former mayor was a member of the United Nations Commission on the Arts and Human Rights. The mayor was elected to the state legislature for the first time in 1978. He was re-elected to a second term in 2008. The current mayor is currently serving a third term, the third time in his life. He is the son of a former president of the town.


As of the census of 2010, there were 6,360 people, 2,607 households, and 1,546 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White, 0.8% African American,0.7% Native American, 5.4% from other races and 1.9% from two or more races. The city's median income was $31,279, and the median income for a family was $41,042. About 5.0% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The median age in theCity was 37.2 years, with 23.2% of residents being under the age of 18. The gender makeup ofThe city was 50.3 per cent male and 49.7 per cent female. The population density was 1,195.5 inhabitants per square mile (461.6/km²). There were 2,892 housing units at an average density of 543.6 per squaremile (209.9/ km²). The city is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only city in the state that is not on the National Highway System, which connects to the U.S. Turnpike and the Mississippi River. It has a population density of 1,194.5 people per sq mile (543.9 per km²) The city has a median age of 37 years.


Estherville is home to the main campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. It was established on July 1, 1997, by the merger of the Estherville and Lincoln Central school districts. The district opened the 201617 school year with the elementary, middle, and high schools on a single campus. This is the final stage of a plan which has seen the construction of new elementary and middle school buildings as well as renovation of the high school. The school district is made up of the towns of Estherville, Lincoln Central, and Iowa Lakes. It is the largest school district in the state, with more than 1,000 students in the district. It has a budget of more than $100 million for the 2016-17 school season, including $20 million for construction of the new high school and $10 million for renovation of existing buildings. It also has a population of around 2,000. It opened its doors to the public in 1997, with the first students arriving in the summer of 1997. The first school opened in the fall of 1998, and the district has been in operation since then. It currently has more than 2,500 students, including 1,200 from the community college, and 1,100 from the state. It will have a budget for the 2017-18 school year of $50 million. It plans to expand to $60 million by the end of the year, including a new middle school and a new elementary school. It hopes to have more than 3,000 pupils by 2018.


Estherville was home to minor league baseball in 1912. The Estherville team won the Championship in the 1912 Iowa State League, an Independent level league. The team was managed by Harry Welch. It was the first team to play in the state's new state league, which was formed in 1911. It won the championship in 1912, the first time a state league had won the title in its history. It also won the State League Championship in 1913, the second year the league had existed. It played in the Iowa State Championship Series, which it won in 1913 and 1914. It is the only state league team to have won the state championship in both 1912 and 1913. It went on to win the State Championship in 1914, and again in 1915. It has been named after Estherville, Iowa, a city in the U.S. that was founded in 1881. It had a population of 2,000 in 1912 and 2,500 in 1914. The city was the site of the first professional baseball team in Iowa. It left the state in 1915, and moved to Iowa City, Iowa in 1916. It became a city of 1,000 people in 1916, and a town of 1.5 million in 1917. It still has a baseball team, the Estherville Red Sox, in the city of Estherville. The Red Sox played their home games in Estherville in 1914 and 1915. They also played in Iowa City in 1916 and 1917. They were known as the Red Sox Red Sox of Iowa.

Local media

The area is served by the Estherville Daily News, both in print and on-line. The closest television station is CBS News affiliate KEYC-TV, in Mankato, Minnesota. Two local radio stations serve the region, KILR (AM) and KILr-FM. The area is also served by a number of non-profit organizations, such as the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is based in the town of Estherville. The town has a population of about 1,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in Estherville or nearby towns. The population of the town is about 2,000. The community has a history of being affected by the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It is also known as the birthplace of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, which began in the early 20th century. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city's name is derived from the town's name, "Estherville", which means "beautiful place" or "place of refuge" in German. It also means "the heart of the valley" and "the valley of the sun" in English. It has been known to be a hotbed of anti-war sentiment, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, the town became known for its support of the anti-abortion movement.


On May 10, 1879, a 455-pound meteorite fell to earth in Emmet County a few miles north of Estherville. When it struck it buried itself 15 feet in the ground. It is made of mesosiderite. Portions of the meteorite are on display in the Estherville Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Museum Reich der Kristalle in Munich, Germany and the Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa = 97.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 88. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Estherville = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,120 individuals with a median age of 39.2 age the population dropped by -6.22% in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,095.97 residents per square mile of area (423.17/km²). There are average 2.24 people per household in the 2,616 households with an average household income of $38,663 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.00% of the available work force and has dropped -7.19% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.62%. The number of physicians in Estherville per 100,000 population = 66.3.


The annual rainfall in Estherville = 28 inches and the annual snowfall = 32 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 79. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 199. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 4.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 65.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 61 years with median home cost = $73,850 and home appreciation of 1.78%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,806 per student. There are 12.1 students for each teacher in the school, 222 students for each Librarian and 222 students for each Counselor. 7.17% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.11% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.86% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Estherville's population in Emmet County, Iowa of 1,865 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,6-fold to 1,120 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.86% female residents and 49.14% male residents live in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa are married and the remaining 45.98% are single population.

  • 17.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Estherville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.33% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.39% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.26% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.54% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, 65.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.62% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.06% are vacant.

  • The 74.40% of the population in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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