Emma, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Emma had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2018. Emma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emma is located at latitude 38.9752 and longitude -93.495 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Emma are located in Saline County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lafayette County.

The City of Emma (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Emma is located within Township of Freedom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Emma, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 245
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 204
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 418
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $57,298
Average Household Income $66,751
Per Capita Income $26,535


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $146,875
Average Home Value $185,313


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.08%
Households 0.51% 0.0%
Families 0.89% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Emma, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emma to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 678 34th
Population Density # 775 25th
Diversity Index # 604 42nd
Median Household Income # 221 79th
Per Capita Income # 304 71st

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