Fast Facts about Estherville

Estherville is the county seat of Emmet County, located in northern Iowa within the Des Moines River Valley and the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

Highways 4 and 9 intersect in Estherville, with Interstate 90 just 20 minutes north.





The Estherville community has:

Did you know....

  • The term "blizzard" was first used in print in the Estherville Northern Vindicator on 23 April 1870?

  • A 455 pound meteorite fell just north of Estherville on May 10, 1879? It is one of only six observed falls. There are pieces on display at the Estherville Public Library and inside the soon to open Meterorite Center in Estherville!

Estherville by the numbers...

Estherville population: 6,360 (2010 census)

Emmet County population: 10,302 (2010 census)

Size: 5.32 sq mi (13.79 km2)

Elevation: 1,296 ft (395 m)

Time zone: Central Standard Time