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Overview

Introduction to Muscatine, Iowa

Muscatine, Iowa, in Muscatine county, is 25 miles W of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 178 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Muscatine History

Muscatine is the county seat of Muscatine County. The city was founded as a trading post in 1833. It was incorporated in 1839. Earlier it was called Bloomington. Later on, the city was renamed after the American tribe of Muscaoutin. A German immigrant called J.F. Boepple opened a button company in the city in 1884. The city is also known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World." Until the American Civil War, the city had one of the largest black communities.

Muscatine and nearby Attractions

  • Pearl Button Museum
  • Muscatine Art Center
  • Wildcat Den State Park
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
  • Toolesboro Mounds

Things To Do In Muscatine

You can visit the Pearl Button Museum. There a number of parks in the city including the Lincolnshire Park, Longview Park, and the Fairport Recreation Area. One can enjoy shopping at the Muscatine Mall. Some of the local houses of worship include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Those interested in books can visit the Musser Public Library. The city hosts the Heritage Day and Buckskinners Rendezvous every year in the month of September.

Muscatine Transportation

Quad City International Airport provides air transportation facility.

Muscatine Higher Education

The Augustana College, Saint Ambrose University, Black Hawk College, University of Iowa, and other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,909
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+11,415
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$34,134
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,857
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$779
Median House Value$109,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish10.4%
English8%
Dutch2.4%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2.1%
African2.1%
Norwegian1.5%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Czech0.9%
Arab0.7%
Liberian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
German0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Muscatine Almanac

CategoryValue
County Muscatine County
Standard Zip Codes52761
Phone Area Codes563
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.41
Approximate Longitude-91.07

Muscatine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMUSCATINE
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationROCK ISLAND L&D 15
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationTIPTON 4 NE
Distance27.2 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
Atalissa339$76,786
Durant2,032$72,273
Fruitland1,196$79,917
Grandview449$50,865
Letts410$59,167
Wilton2,808$77,875

Muscatine Public Libraries

Musser Public Library
304 IOWA AVE
Muscatine, Iowa
(563) 263-3065

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Muscatine Hospitals

Trinity Muscatine
1518 Mulberry Avenue
(563) 264-9100

Muscatine Public Schools

Central Middle School
901 Cedar
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-7784
Middle
Total Enrollment 581
Colorado Elementary School
149 Colorado St
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-4998
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Franklin Elementary School
210 Taylor St
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 307
Grant Elementary School
705 Barry Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-7005
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Jefferson Elementary School
1000 Mulberry Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Madison Elementary School
1820 1st Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-6062
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Mckinley Elementary School
621 Kindler Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-9049
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Mulberry Elementary School
3211 Mulberry Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-8143
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Muscatine High School
2705 Cedar
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-6141
High
Total Enrollment 1614
Washington Elementary School
610 Maiden Lane
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-9135
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
West Middle School
600 Kindler Ave
ZIP: 52761
(563) 263-0411
Middle
Total Enrollment 622
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