Palo Alto County, Iowa Basics:

Palo Alto County Iowa - Government Site

Population: 9,298
Area: 564 square miles
County seat: Emmetsburg
Area code(s) in use: 712 515
Time zone: CST
High school graduate or higher: 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
Median household income: $40,500
Persons in poverty: 11.1%
Home ownership rate: 74.6%
Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Buena Vista  Clay  Dickinson  Emmet  Humboldt  Kossuth  Pocahontas  

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Map of the Palo Alto County area

Our detail map of Palo Alto County shows the Palo Alto County, Iowa boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Palo Alto County, Iowa

  Airports     show all on map

Emmetsburg Municipal Airport

  Areas     show all on map

Burns Prairie Area, Five Island Lake State Game Management Area, Little-Bit-of-Prairie Wildlife Area, Long Island Marsh Public Hunting Area, River Runner Access, Teleford Prairie Area

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Ayrshire City Hall, Cylinder Fire Department, Cylinder Heritage Museum, Emmetsburg City Hall, Emmetsburg Fire Department, Emmetsburg Public Library, Graettinger City Hall, Graettinger Fire Department, Graettinger Police Department, Graettinger Public Library, Great Oak Townhall, House of Dolls Museum, Lammers Museum, Mallard City Hall, Mallard Fire Department First Responders, Mallard Public Library, Palo Alto Community Ambulance Graettinger, Palo Alto Community Ambulance Ruthven, Palo Alto Community Ambulance West Bend, Palo Alto County Courthouse, Palo Alto County Historical Museum, Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office, Rodman City Hall, Rodman Fire Department, Ruthven City Hall, Ruthven Fire Department, Ruthven Public Library, Silver Lake Fire and Rescue, Victorian Museum on Main, West Bend City Hall, West Bend Fire Department, West Bend Historical Society Museum, West Bend Police Department, West Bend Public Library

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Ditch Number 123, Ditch Number 132, Ditch Number 15, Ditch Number 176, Ditch Number 2, Ditch Number 23, Ditch Number 28, Ditch Number 41, Ditch Number 48, Ditch Number 6, Ditch Number 61, Ditch Number 62, Ditch Number 80, Dry Ditch, Main Ditch, Number Sixtyone

  Cemeteries     show all on map

Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, City Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, Ellington Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Highland Cemetery, Lincoln Cemetery, Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery, Lutheran Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery, Rush Lake Cemetery, Saint Jacobs Cemetery, Saint Johns Cemetery, Saint Johns Cemetery, Saint Lukes Cemetery, Saint Marys Cemetery, Saint Pauls Cemetery, Silver Lake Cemetery, Valley View Cemetery, Vernon Township Cemetery, West Bend Cemetery

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Old Channel

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Apostolic Christian Fellowship, Apostolic Church, Assembly of God Church, Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church, Graettinger United Methodist Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception Church, Lost Island Church, Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Prairie View Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Church, Saint Johns Lutheran Church, Saint Lukes Church, Saint Marys Catholic Church, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Saint Peter and Pauls Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church

  Hospitals     show all on map

Central Iowa Eyecare Center, Emmetsburg Care Center, Emmetsburg Chiropractic Clinic, Emmetsburg Eye Care Center, Emmetsburg Medical Surgical Clinic, Family Vision Care Center, Graettinger Clinic of Chiropractic Care, Graettinger Dental Clinic, Graettinger Medical Clinic, Lakeside Lutheran Home, Palo Alto County Hospital, Parc Hall, Ruthven Community Care Center, West Bend Care Center, West Bend Dental Clinic

  Lakes     show all on map

Blue Wing Marsh, Elbow Lake (historical), Five Island Lake, Kennedy Slu, Lost Island Lake, Rush Lake, Silver Lake, Virgin Lake

  Locales     show all on map

A G Partners Elevator, Ayrshire (historical), B W Farms, Black Walnut, Brennan Farms, Brown Farms, Bruch Side Farms, Crippen (historical), Crippin Corners, Curlew (historical), Cylinder, Cylinder Co-op Elevator, D W Farms, Darr Farms, Ellenton (historical), Emmetsburg, Emmetsburg Golf and Country Club, Emmetsburg Grain Company Elevator, Emmetsburg Wastewater Plant, Emmetsburg Water Plant, Farmer Co-op Elevator, Farmers Co-op Elevator, Frambach Farms, Frederick Farm, Geelan Farm, Generations Farm, Graettinger, Great Oak Farms, Grotto of the Redemption, Grotto of the Redemption Campground, Hawkeye Dairy, Henningsen Farms, Herke Farms, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, J R Farms, Jack Creek Farms, Jade Farms, Jennett Farm, Kearny Park Campground, Lost Island Golf Club, Main Street Mall, Mallard, Mallard Golf Course, Naig Farm, Osgood, Plaineview Farm, Rockhill Farms, Rodman, Rodman Elevator, Ruthven, Wernimont Farm, West Bend, West Bend Elevator Company Elevator, West Bend Elevator Company Elevator, West Bend Elevator Company Elevator, West Bend Golf and Country Club, Westshore Farms, Wigdahl Farm, Wojahn Farm

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Basswood County Recreation Area, Blue Wing Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Brushy Bayou Wildlife Area, Cylinder City Park, Dragoon Trail in Palo Alto County Historical Marker, Evergreen Park, Fallow Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Grand Army of Republic Monument Historical Marker, Harland Park, Kearny Park, Lost Island Huston Park, Lost Island Lake State Park, Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center, Oppedahl State Game Management Area, Palo Alto State Wildlife Area Number One, Perkins Marsh State Game Management Area, Pioneer Walnut Log Cabin Historical Marker, Plantation Wildlife Area, Prairie Gold Wildlife Area, Riverview Wildlife Area, Roads End Prairie Wildlife Area, Robert Emmet Statue, Robert Mulroney Recreation Wildlife Area, Rush Lake State Wildlife Management Area, Salton Park, Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, Sportsman County Park, Virgin Lake State Game Management Area, Watson Heritage Area, West Bend Wildlife Area, West Des Moines River Canoe Stop, West Fork Wetlands, West Fork Wildlife Management Area

  Populated Places     show all on map

Ayrshire, Curlew, Cylinder, Depew, Emmetsburg, Fairville, Fallow, Graettinger, Mallard, Osgood, Rodman, Ruthven, West Bend

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Ayrshire Post Office, Black Walnut Post Office (historical), Crippen Post Office (historical), Curlew Post Office, Cylinder Post Office, Depew Post Office (historical), Ellenton Post Office (historical), Emmetsburg Post Office, Fairville Post Office (historical), Fallow Post Office (historical), Fern Valley Post Office (historical), Graettinger Post Office, Great Oak Post Office (historical), Lake View Post Office (historical), Lost Island Post Office (historical), Mallard Post Office, Osgood Post Office (historical), Paoli Post Office (historical), Poplar Grove Post Office (historical), Rodman Post Office (historical), Rush Lake Post Office (historical), Ruthven Post Office, Sherlock Post Office (historical), Soda Bar Post Office (historical), West Bend Post Office

  Schools     show all on map

Emmetsburg Catholic School, Emmetsburg High School, Emmetsburg Middle School, Graettinger - Terril High / Middle School, Iowa Lakes Community College - Emmetsburg Campus, Ruthven - Ayrshire Elementary School, Ruthven - Ayrshire High School, Saint Peter and Paul School, West Bend - Mallard Elementary School, West Bend - Mallard High School, West Bend - Mallard Middle School, West Elementary School

  Streams     show all on map

Cylinder Creek, Jack Creek, Silver Creek

  Swamps     show all on map

Fallow Marsh, Michaelsen Marsh, Perkins Marsh

  Towers     show all on map

KEMB-FM (Emmetsburg),

Palo Alto County, Iowa Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhitePalo Alto County White population 9,0939,093  
MixedPalo Alto County Mixed population 8483
BlackPalo Alto County Black population 4646
AsianPalo Alto County Asian population 3737
American IndianPalo Alto County American Indian population 2827
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderPalo Alto County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 99

Additional population tables :
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