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Emerson is a township in Harlan County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Emerson. For links to other places called Emerson, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Emerson is 40.221N. The longitude is -99.576W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,034 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 307.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Emerson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harlan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68967 ZIP code.
36% of Emerson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emerson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emerson was $13,948, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Emerson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Emerson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $600.
Harlan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emerson political report.
The average commute time for Emerson workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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