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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,025
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+2,578
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,459
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,737
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,256

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,519
% Above Poverty Level76.7%
% Below Poverty Level23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$582
Median House Value$87,800

Ancestry

German40.4%
Irish12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
English6.3%
French Except Basque3.1%
Danishn1.9%
Polish1.9%
Italian1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Czech1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Luxemburger0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Arab0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Maquoketa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes52060
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-90.66

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)

StationMAQUOKETA 3 S
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip35 inches
StationBELLEVUE L AND D 12
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches
StationTIPTON 4 NE
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andrew519$46,625
Baldwin146$42,500
Delmar497$64,375
Lost Nation493$45,625

Maquoketa Public Libraries

Maquoketa Public Library
126 S SECOND ST
Maquoketa, Iowa
(563) 652-3874

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Maquoketa Hospitals

Jackson County Public Hospital
(Government - Local)
700 West Grove Street
(319) 652-2474
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Maquoketa Public Schools

Maquoketa Alternative Classroom
600 Washington
(563) 652-5279
Briggs Elementary School
400 West Quarry St
(563) 652-4996
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Maquoketa Community High School
600 Washington
(563) 652-2451
High
Total Enrollment 578
Cardinal Elementary School
1003 Pershing Rd
(563) 652-5157
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Maquoketa Middle School
200 East Locust St
(563) 652-4956
Middle
Total Enrollment 349

Maquoketa Private Schools

Sacred Heart Elementary School
806 Eddy St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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