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Peosta is a city in Dubuque County, in the Dubuque metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after a local chief; another says it was named for the husband of an Indian woman who told settlers about local lead deposits
The latitude of Peosta is 42.450N. The longitude is -90.85W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 788.
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49% of Peosta residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peosta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peosta was $17,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Peosta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peosta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.
Dubuque County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peosta political report.
The average commute time for Peosta workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Peosta include Americinn Motel & Suites.
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