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Overview

Introduction to Fort Madison, Iowa

Fort Madison, Iowa, in Lee county, is located 72 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and 148 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. As of the year 2000 census, 10,715 people resided in Fort Madison.

Fort Madison History

The Fort Madison was established in 1808 and was the first military post of United States on the upper Mississippi River. The fort was named in the honor of James Madison, the fourth U.S President. In fact, the city was built around the fort and was also named after it. It is one of the two county seats of Lee County, which was founded in 1836. The area was originally inhabited by the Native Americans prior to white settlers first arriving in the late 1830s.

Fort Madison and nearby Attractions

  • Old Fort Madison
  • Woodlands Scenic Byway
  • Fort Madison Art Center
  • North Lee County Historical Center
  • Hawkeye Log Cabin
  • Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Fort Madison

Fort Madison is home to many parks and playgrounds including the Riverview Park, Old Settlers Park, Sheaffer Park, and Victory Park. The Lone Chimney Monument Historical Marker and USS Maine Memorial Historical Marker are also worth visiting. Visitors can even plan a trip to the Old Madison Fort, North Lee County Historical Center, and Fort Madison Art Center. The local shopping center is known as the Lodi Shopping Center. The Fort Madison Toll Bridge is the only remaining double swing - span bridge on Mississippi River.

Fort Madison Transportation

Southeast Iowa Regional Airport can be reached within few minutes.

Fort Madison Higher Education

Western Illinois University, Augustana College, University of Iowa, and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 10,929
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,127
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,336
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,750

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,944
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $76,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 16%

Fort Madison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 52627
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.629
Longitude -91.315

Fort Madison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station FORT MADISON
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station BURLINGTON RADIO KBUR
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 43 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station KEOKUK LOCK DAM 19
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sawyer (52627)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Donnellson 815 $58,750
Franklin 103 $86,250

Fort Madison Public Libraries

Library
Cattermole Memorial Library
614 7TH ST
Fort Madison, Iowa
(319) 372-5721
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Fort Madison Hospitals

FORT MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
5445 AVE O
(319) 372-6530
Emergency Service: Yes

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FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL
2001 AVE B
319-372-1862
Serves 723 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

FORT MADISON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1602 AVENUE F
319-372-8093
A Non-traditional School
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 35.2

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