Introduction to De Witt, Iowa

De Witt, Iowa, in Clinton county, is located 20 miles N of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 148 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. As of the year 2000 census, 5,049 people lived in De Witt.

De Witt History

De Witt was named after an early American politician called DeWitt Clinton. He also served as U.S. Senator and became the Governor of New York on July 1, 1817. It is located in Clinton County, which was established on December 21, 1837. De Witt is the hometown of David C. Hilmers, the NASA astronaut.

De Witt and nearby Attractions

  • John Letter Historical Marker
  • Wacky Waters Adventure Park
  • Family Museum
  • Scott County Park
  • Buffalo Bill Museum
  • Children's Discovery Center

Things To Do In De Witt

Tourists can visit the West Brook Park and Lincoln Park while staying in De Witt. You can also visit the Frances Banta Waggoner Library in case you fancy reading. The Living Word Bible Church, First Congregational United Church, United Methodist Church, and Saint Joseph Church are some of the local churches. The Central Community Historical Society Museum is also a good place to spend your leisure. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events through out the year.

De Witt Transportation

Clinton Municipal Airport is the nearest airport

De Witt Higher Education

Residents of the city can opt for Saint Ambrose University, Augustana College, and Black Hawk College for higher education.


Total Population 5,283
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,658
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $85,483
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $564
Median House Value $140,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 19.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Witt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Clinton
Standard Zip Codes 52742
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.823
Longitude -90.538

De Witt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLINTON NO 1
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 28 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, De Witt, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dewitt (52742)

Malone (52742)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlotte 398 $50,000
Grand Mound 507 $71,250
Long Grove 894 $94,531
Low Moor 195 $60,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Witt Public Libraries

Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library
505 10TH ST.
De Witt, Iowa
(319) 659-5523

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De Witt Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1118 11TH STREET
(563) 659-4200
Emergency Service: Yes

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De Witt High Schools

425 E. 11TH STR.
Serves 640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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