Emmetsburg is located in northwest Iowa. Emmetsburg is part of Palo Alto County. Emmetsburg has 3.81 square miles of land area and 0.16 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Emmetsburg population is 3,844, which has shrunk 2.88% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Emmetsburg median household income is $43,462 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 37.89% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 33.56% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Emmetsburg median house value is $89,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 44.41% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 53.09% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Emmetsburg is much better than the state average in quality. The Emmetsburg area code is 712.