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Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Indian tribe.

The latitude of Muscatine is 41.424N. The longitude is -91.043W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,614.


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Median household income
Local
$38,122
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Muscatine demographic reports
Muscatine is on the Mississippi River.
Former and merged names include:
· Bloomington
· Newburg
Developed as a source of timber for fueling steamboats.

When the steamer Dubuque exploded in 1837, killing 22, the vessel was towed to Muscatine; 17 of the dead were buried here in a common grave.

Farm laborer John F. Boepple began making pearl buttons here after he cut his foot on a clam shell while wading in the Mississippi.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 177. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Day & Buckskinners Rendezvous - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Muscatine web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Muscatine Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Fairport Recreation Area, Wildcat Den State Park
Historic sites and museums: Pearl Button Museum, Muscatine Art 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.)
Quotes:
I remember Muscatine for its summer sunsets. I have never seen any on either side of the ocean which equaled them.
-- Mark Twain

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Muscatine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muscatine 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 52749 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Muscatine residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muscatine ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muscatine was $19,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Muscatine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Muscatine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $803.


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Libraries in Muscatine include Musser Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Muscatine include Muscatine Journal

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Muscatine workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muscatine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Muscatine include Americinn Muscatine, Comfort Inn Muscatine, Econo Lodge-Muscatine, Holiday Inn Conference Center, Muscatine Fairfield Inn, Super 8 Muscatine.

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