Clerk Offices in Palo Alto County, Iowa

There are 2 Clerk Offices in Palo Alto County, Iowa, serving a population of 9,110 people in an area of 564 square miles. There is 1 Clerk Office per 4,555 people, and 1 Clerk Office per 281 square miles.

In Iowa, Palo Alto County is ranked 29th of 99 counties in Clerk Offices per capita, and 60th of 99 counties in Clerk Offices per square mile.

List of Palo Alto County Clerk Offices

Find Palo Alto County, Iowa clerk offices, including county, city, and circuit clerks, and clerks of court.


Palo Alto County Clerk 1010 Broadway Street Emmetsburg, IA

Ruthven City Clerk 1305 Gowrie Street Ruthven, IA

About the Palo Alto County Clerk Office

Clerks Offices in Palo Alto County, IA are responsible for maintaining public records for the county. The Clerk's office provides public access to records in accordance with local government regulations and laws. The Palo Alto County Office also provides support for the local elections process. The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk is regulated through Iowa state, Palo Alto County, and local government statutes, ordinances, charters and regulations.

Residents may contact the Office of the Clerk for questions about:
  • Palo Alto County public records
  • Property records, mortgage records and title deeds
  • Palo Alto County, Iowa vital records, birth records, death records and certificates
  • Marriage and divorce records, licenses and applications
  • Business & professional licenses, permits, and registrations
  • Election records, voter registration and poll locations

Palo Alto County Household Demographic Statistics

Find Palo Alto County Households, Marital Status, and Veteran Status. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Palo Alto County Households
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
Households3,8121,256,855
Married Couples2,077 (54.5%)634,021 (50.4%)
Nonfamily Households1,353 (35.5%)456,345 (36.3%)
Palo Alto County Marital Status
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
Married Couples2,077 (54.5%)634,021 (50.4%)
Unmarried Couples235 (2.7%)85,782 (2.8%)
Never Married Men1,072 (29.4%)410,089 (33.0%)
Separated Men21 (0.6%)11,931 (1.0%)
Widowed Men148 (4.1%)34,281 (2.8%)
Divorced Men308 (8.5%)123,752 (9.9%)
Never Married Women614 (16.6%)335,810 (26.2%)
Separated Women48 (1.3%)17,140 (1.3%)
Widowed Women532 (14.4%)122,282 (9.5%)
Divorced Women332 (9.0%)146,160 (11.4%)
Palo Alto County Veteran Status
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
Veterans626 (8.9%)188,867 (7.9%)