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Fort Madison is a city in Lee County, in the Keokuk-Fort Madison metro area.

The community was named for the fort, which was named for President James Madison

The latitude of Fort Madison is 40.629N. The longitude is -91.315W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 528 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,949.


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Median household income
Local
$34,318
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Madison demographic reports
Fort Madison is near the Mississippi River
Established as a government trading post; attacked by Chief Black Hawk in 1813

Walter A. Sheaffer, a local jeweler, invented the self-filling fountain pen in 1908

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Tri-State Rodeo - Sept. 5-8, 2007
  • "Simply The Blues" Blues Festival - May 11-12, 2007
  • Mexican Fiesta - Sept. 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Madison web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Woodlands Scenic Byway
Fort Madison attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Old Fort Madison, Fort Madison Art Center, Farmington & Western Railroad, North Lee County Historical Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Madison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52639 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Fort Madison residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Madison ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Madison was $18,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Fort Madison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Madison include Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fort Madison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $654.


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Libraries in Fort Madison include Cattermole Memorial Library, Idol Rashid Memorial Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Madison include Fort Madison Daily Democrat

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Lee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Madison political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fort Madison workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Madison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Fort Madison include Best Value Inn Fort Madison, Budget Host Mericana Motel, Comfort Inn & Suites, Kingsley Inn, Knights Inn Fort Madison, Super 8.

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