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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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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.
12% of Blakesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blakesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $241. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $544.
Libraries in Blakesburg include Blakesburg Public Library ... View libraries
Wapello County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blakesburg political report.
The average commute time for Blakesburg workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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