Emerson 62 Average
Emerson Livability #678 ranked city in Iowa#15,735 ranked city in the USARanks better than 46% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Emerson

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this region is notably lower than the national average, encompassing everyday goods, housing, utilities, transportation and health care expenses.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Health & Safety

    A low health and safety score may be attributed to factors such as subpar air quality and the unavailability of certain health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies.

  • Schools

    The lower than average schools score may be influenced by below-average education levels, subpar reading and math scores and the lack of access to local elementary and high schools.

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      Emerson transportation information

      Statistic Emerson Iowa National
      Average one way commute22min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work87.8%80.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool1.7%8.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.1%3.5%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%4.5%4.6%
      Source: The Emerson, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).