Muscatine County

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Muscatine County, Iowa

401 E 3rd St
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: (563) 263-5821
Fax: (563) 263-7248
www.co.muscatine.ia.us

On eastern border of IA, west of Davenport; established Dec 7, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Des Moines County. Name Origin: Variant name for the Mascouten tribe of the Potawatomie Indians. Meaning of the name is uncertain, but locally believed to be 'burning island.'

Area (sq mi):: 449.07 (land 438.67; water 10.40) Population per square mile: 97.50
Population 2005: 42,756 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 41,722 (White 85.70%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 11.90%; Asian 0.80%; Other 7.80%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $19,625; median household $41,803; Population below poverty level: 8.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,023-$28,776
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Muscatine County seat (22,713)

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