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Overview

Introduction to Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa, Iowa, in Jackson county, is located 29 miles S of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center) and is 155 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is home to approximately 6,112 residents.

Maquoketa History

Maquoketa is the county seat of Jackson County. It was incorporated in 1853. The city was founded in 1838. At that time, Maquoketa had a log cabin built by Lyman Bates and J.E. Goodenow. It was originally named as Springfield. On March 13, 1844, the name of the city was changed to Maquoketa, which derived its name from a Native American term meaning "bear river".

Maquoketa and nearby Attractions

  • Jackson County Historical Society
  • Maquoketa Caves State Park
  • Galena/ Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum
  • Old Market House State Historic Site

Things To Do In Maquoketa

Tourists can visit the historic site of Ulysses S. Grant Home. You can also take a look around at the Delmar Depot Museum. The Bellevue State Park offers facilities for camping and picnic. One can also visit the Little Bear Park, Horseshoe Pond County Park, and Crawford Park. The city is also home to a number of houses of worship like the Faith Community Church and the Assembly of God Church. In addition, Maquoketa hosts annual festivals of the Jackson County Fair in July and the Pioneer Day celebrations in October.

Maquoketa Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Quad City International Airport.

Maquoketa Higher Education

Higher education can be sought through the Saint Ambrose University, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Black Hawk College, and Augustana College.

People

Total Population 6,064
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,758
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $26,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,040

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,796
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $536
Median House Value $83,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.5%

Maquoketa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles S of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 52060
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.068
Longitude -90.665

Maquoketa 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 MAQUOKETA 3 S
Distance 3.7 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 BELLEVUE L AND D 12
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station TIPTON 4 NE
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fulton (52060)

Hurstville (52060)

Ironhills (52060)

Nashville (52060)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andrew 399 $41,875
Baldwin 101 $49,250
Delmar 499 $72,679
Lost Nation 502 $41,167

Maquoketa Public Libraries

Library
Maquoketa Public Library
126 S SECOND ST.
Maquoketa, Iowa
(319) 652-3874
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Maquoketa Hospitals

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
(Government - Local)
700 W GROVE ST
(563) 652-2474
Emergency Service: Yes

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600 WASHINGTON
563-652-2451
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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