Palo Alto County Zoning

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Palo Alto County Zoning Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for Palo Alto County Zoning, a Building Department, at Main Street, Emmetsburg IA.

Palo Alto County Zoning
2103 Main Street, Ste 2
Emmetsburg, Iowa, 50536

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About the Palo Alto County Zoning

The Palo Alto County Zoning, located in Emmetsburg, Iowa, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Palo Alto County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Palo Alto County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Palo Alto County Residential Housing Units
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
Total Housing Units4,6201,386,722
Occupied Housing Units3,812 (82.5%)1,256,855 (90.6%)
Palo Alto County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
Single-Family Detached Homes3,224 (84.6%)936,515 (74.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes13 (0.3%)51,615 (4.1%)
2 Apartments45 (1.2%)26,009 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments150 (3.9%)40,360 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments137 (3.6%)43,379 (3.5%)
10 or More Apartments211 (5.5%)115,549 (9.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing32 (0.8%)43,428 (3.5%)
Palo Alto County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
2014 or Later28 (0.7%)20,326 (1.6%)
2010 to 201315 (0.4%)38,328 (3.0%)
2000 to 2009202 (5.3%)146,540 (11.7%)
1980 to 1999668 (17.5%)230,871 (18.4%)
1960 to 19791,008 (26.4%)317,879 (25.3%)
1940 to 1959849 (849.0%)195,266 (195,266.0%)
1939 or Earlier1,042 (27.3%)307,645 (24.5%)
Palo Alto County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
1 Room32 (0.8%)14,203 (1.1%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,375 (62.3%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,118 (29.3%)396,506 (31.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,153 (30.2%)387,800 (30.9%)
8 or More Rooms1,202 (31.5%)346,039 (27.5%)
Palo Alto County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
No Bedroom32 (0.8%)16,239 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom352 (9.2%)108,716 (8.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms2,375 (62.3%)830,419 (66.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,053 (27.6%)301,481 (24.0%)
Palo Alto County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Palo Alto CountyIowa
With Complete Plumbing Facilities3,807 (99.9%)1,253,328 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities3,801 (99.7%)1,245,359 (99.1%)