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Preemption is a township in Mercer County, in the Davenport-Moline metro area.
The latitude of Preemption is 41.284N. The longitude is -90.61W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,837.
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24% of Preemption residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Preemption ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Preemption was $21,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Preemption residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Preemption, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $831.
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Preemption political report.
The average commute time for Preemption workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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