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Blakesburg is a city in Wapello County, in the Ottumwa metro area.

The community was named for T. Blake, who laid out the town

The latitude of Blakesburg is 40.962N. The longitude is -92.633W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 370.


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$28,500
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blakesburg demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: Antique Airpower Museum

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23% of Blakesburg residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blakesburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blakesburg was $13,962, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Blakesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blakesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $544.


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Wapello County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blakesburg political report.

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The average commute time for Blakesburg workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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