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Maquoketa is a city in Jackson County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "bears."

The latitude of Maquoketa is 42.068N. The longitude is -90.665W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 702 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,054.


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Median household income
Local
$28,984
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Maquoketa demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Springfield
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Jackson County Fair - July 25-30, 2007
  • Pioneer Day - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Maquoketa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Maquoketa Caves State Park
Historic sites and museums: Jackson County Historical Society
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

41% of Maquoketa residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maquoketa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maquoketa was $16,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Maquoketa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Maquoketa include Hurstville Historic District, West Pleasant Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Maquoketa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.


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

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

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The average commute time for Maquoketa workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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