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Keokuk is a city in Lee County.

The community was named after Sauk chief.

The latitude of Keokuk is 40.397N. The longitude is -91.384W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,918.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,586
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Keokuk demographic reports
Keokuk is at the confluence of the Mississippi and the Des Moines rivers.
Because steamboats could not travel beyond the Des Moines rapids on the Mississippi, Keokuk served as a gateway for 19th-century travelers heading north and west
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 109. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Samuel Clemens, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - Jan. 20-21, 2007
  • Rocktober Geode Fest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Keokuk Independent Film Festival - Sept. 6-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Keokuk web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: George M. Verity Riverboat Museum, Keokuk National Cemetery, Miller House Museum
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.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 20, 1934, at 118 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Keokuk 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 52632 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Keokuk residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Keokuk ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Keokuk was $17,144, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Keokuk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Keokuk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.


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Libraries in Keokuk include Keokuk Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Keokuk include Gate City Daily

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

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The average commute time for Keokuk workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Keokuk include Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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