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Palo Alto County Census Information

POPULATION – RANKING – 8,996 – 82nd

Township Populations

  2020 2010
Booth  89 90
Ellington 130 135
Emmetsburg 2,726 2,834
Fairfield 239 236
Fern Valley 175 199
Freedom 1,396 1,446
Great Oak 108 148
Highland 948 998
Independence 147 129
Lost Island 197 227
Nevada 86 107
Rush Lake 412 466
Silver Lake 266 304
Vernon 88 97
Walnut 1,064 1,071
West Bend 925 934
TOTAL 8,996 9,421
City Populations

2020  2010
Ayrshire 133 143
Curlew 37 58
Cylinder 87 88
Emmetsburg 3,706 3,904
Graettinger 832 844
Mallard 257 274
Rodman 31 45
Ruthven 725 737
West Bend 791 785
Rural 2,397 2,543
TOTAL   8,996 9,421