Emmett, Idaho

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Emmett is a city in Gem County, Idaho, United States. The population was 5,490 at the 2000 census; it was estimated to have risen to 6,341 by 2007.[1] It is the county seat[2] and the only city in the county.

Emmett is part of the Boise CityNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Until 2001, the city was home to a Boise Cascade manufacturing facility.[3] The Black Canyon diversion dam on the Payette River, built in the early 1920s, is east of the city.[4]


Emmett is located at 43°52′22″N 116°29′42″W / 43.87278°N 116.495°W / 43.87278; -116.495 (43.872834, -116.494902).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.

The city is located south of the Payette River, at an elevation of 2362 feet (720 m) above sea level.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 5,490 people, 2,095 households, and 1,412 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,022.5 people per square mile (1,164.7/km²). There were 2,264 housing units at an average density of 1,246.4/sq mi (480.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.60% White, 0.07% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 5.79% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.57% of the population.

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