Emmet County, Iowa

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Emmet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,027. Its county seat is Estherville.[1]



Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851, and named for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,041.2 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,025.6 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.65%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,027 people, 4,450 households, and 2,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 4,889 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.38% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 4.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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