Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,198
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+2,205
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,772

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,321
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$146,200

Ancestry

Irish14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
English4.7%
Dutch3.8%
Norwegian3.2%
Swedish2.4%
Danishn1.5%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Greek1%
Polish0.9%
Belgian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Bulgarian0.7%
Czech0.3%
German0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Italian0.2%
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De Witt Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clinton County
Standard Zip Codes52742
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.82
Approximate Longitude-90.54

De Witt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLINTON NO 1
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationMAQUOKETA 3 S
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip35 inches
StationLE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlotte325$65,481
Grand Mound617$77,750
Long Grove1,007$113,611
Low Moor276$61,563
McCausland309$85,000
Welton147$99,375

De Witt Public Libraries

Frances Banta Waggoner Community Library
505 10TH ST
De Witt, Iowa
(563) 659-5523

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De Witt Public Schools

Central High School
519 E. 11th St.
ZIP: 52742
(563) 659-0715
High
Total Enrollment 519
Central Middle School
425 E. 11th St.
ZIP: 52742
(563) 659-0735
Middle
Total Enrollment 215
Ekstrand Elementary School
1140 15th St
ZIP: 52742
(563) 659-0750
Primary
Total Enrollment 453

De Witt Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
417 6th Ave
ZIP: 52742
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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