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Overview

Introduction to Estherville, Iowa

Estherville, Iowa, in Emmet county, is located 94 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center) and 134 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Estherville History

Estherville was first settled in 1856 and was named for Esther Ridley, the wife of the city’s founder Robert Ridley. The city was incorporated in 1881. On May 10, 1879, a meteor fell near the city and parts of the meteor are displayed in various museums all over the world. The city is the county seat of Emmet County, which was organized in 1851.

Estherville and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Defiance State Park
  • Arnolds Park Amusement Park
  • Lakes Art Center
  • Ranch Amusement Park
  • Abbie Gardner State Historic Site
  • Pike's Point State Park

Things To Do In Estherville

The Thoreson Memorial Park, South Tenth Street Park, Riverside Park, Joe Hoye Park, and Mike Mickelson Park are some of the local parks in Estherville. Tourists can also visit the Fort Defiance and Monument Historical Marker. The Riverside Hills Ski Area is an ideal destination for the visitors and residents. The Emmet County Historical Society Museum is also worth taking a look around. The city also hosts the Emmet County Agricultural Show each year.

Estherville Transportation

Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Estherville Higher Education

Estherville is home to Iowa Lakes Community College. Higher education can also sought through Buena Vista University, Minnesota State University - Mankato, and Iowa Central Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,930
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+2,917
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$34,896
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,611
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,700

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,694
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$83,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
Norwegian14.7%
Irish8.8%
Dutch5.8%
English5.8%
Danishn4.9%
Swedish2.8%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Polish1.3%
Belgian1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Welsh1%
Canadian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Czech0.4%
Australian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Greek0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Estherville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Emmet County
Standard Zip Codes51334
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.39
Approximate Longitude-94.83

Estherville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationESTHERVILLE 2 N
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches
StationMILFORD 4 NW
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp5 to 22 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip29.5 inches
StationSPENCER 1 N
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Graettinger765$55,313
Gruver96$49,167
Spirit Lake4,967$87,625
Superior198$39,375
Terril386$52,708
Wallingford190$64,583

Estherville Public Libraries

Estherville Public Library
613 CENTRAL AVE
Estherville, Iowa
(712) 362-7731

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Estherville Hospitals

Avera Holy Family Hospital
826 North 8th Street
(712) 362-2631

Estherville Public Schools

Demoney Elementary School
109 S 17th
ZIP: 51334
(712) 362-2181
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Estherville Lincoln Central High School
1520 Central Ave
ZIP: 51334
(712) 362-2659
High
Total Enrollment 363
Estherville Lincoln Central Middle School
1430 1st Ave. S.
ZIP: 51334
(712) 362-2335
Middle
Total Enrollment 385
Roosevelt Elementary
315 N 6th Street
ZIP: 51334
(712) 362-2335
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
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