Fort Madison, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 10,764 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 5,611  (52.1%)
Females: 5,153  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52639.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,922 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Fort Madison:

$41,922
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,763 (it was $18,124 in 2000)

Fort Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,956 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Fort Madison:

$75,956
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,150; Detached houses: $115,124; Townhouses or other attached units: $72,702; In 2-unit structures: $44,287; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,993; Mobile homes: $7,516

Median gross rent in 2013: $592.

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  • Races in Fort Madison, IA (2013)

    Fort Madison races chart
    • 9,34783.9%White alone
    • 7326.6%Black alone
    • 7206.5%Hispanic
    • 1741.6%Asian alone
    • 1541.4%Two or more races
    • 480.4%American Indian alone

Races in Fort Madison detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fort Madison: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Irish (13.9%), United States (8.3%), English (8.1%), Swedish (2.4%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/5/1895

Land area: 9.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,168 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Madison,IA real estate house value index trend

Fort Madison, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Madison:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Madison city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

248 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:

2.3%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,176 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,116 (1.4%)

Fort Madison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (71.7 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (150.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (208.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Nauvoo, IL (2.5 miles ), Pontoosuc, IL (2.6 miles) , Denmark, IA (2.8 miles ), Montrose, IA (2.8 miles ), West Point, IA (2.9 miles ), Dallas City, IL (3.0 miles ), Franklin, IA (3.1 miles) , Donnellson, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $15,200
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $36,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $132,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 91.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,677 (+15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,294 (62.7%)

Area code: 319

Fort Madison household income distribution Fort Madison home values distribution

Crime rates in Fort Madison by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.20.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 13310311121767812
per 100,000 9.327.227.39.10.027.7101.8110.9155.954.063.572.6108.7
Robberies 2012445111210
per 100,000 18.60.09.118.236.036.946.39.29.29.018.19.10.0
Assaults 1314104111342554554514345
per 100,000 120.9126.991.036.499.0119.9388.6508.4412.8486.1462.7390.5407.6
Burglaries 689742658844848388106986645
per 100,000 632.3879.2382.2591.6792.3405.9777.2767.2807.3954.2889.1599.3407.6
Thefts 362363258355270225246249244219165166159
per 100,000 3,366.23,290.12,348.03,230.82,430.92,075.52,276.12,301.72,238.31,971.41,496.91,507.41,440.1
Auto thefts 1622271916152216251991211
per 100,000 148.8199.4245.7172.9144.1138.4203.6147.9229.3171.081.6109.099.6
Arson 7312632512313
per 100,000 65.127.29.118.254.027.718.546.29.218.027.29.127.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 218.3245.3175.3195.8186.5172.0320.4353.5358.5289.5265.6239.2251.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fort Madison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Iowa average:

1.70
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,192 (-10.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Fort Madison: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Madison, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Fort Madison-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Fort Madison city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Madison-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from Fort Madison center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 258.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from Fort Madison center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 223.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Madison topographic map

Birthplace of: Ike Armstrong - Football player and coach, James Johnson Duderstadt - University president, Mark W. Balmert - Navy rear admiral, Ryan Bowen - NBA player (Houston Rockets, born: Nov 20, 1975), Aloysius Schulte - Catholic priest of the Diocese of Davenport who was the first president of St. Ambrose University., Todd Farmer - Screenwriter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 5445 AVE O)
  • FORT MADISON HEALTH CENTER (1702 41ST STREET)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, LC - FT MADISON (4703 AVENUE L)
  • FMCH HOME HEALTH CARE (HIGHWAY 61 WEST)
  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT COMM NU (2218 AVENUE H SUITE A)
  • MOBILE NURSING SERVICES (705 AVENUE G)

airports located in Fort Madison:

Amtrak station:

FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

College/University in Fort Madison:

  • American Hair Academy (Full-time enrollment: 43; Location: 910 Ave G; Private, for-profit; Website: americanhairacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Madison:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 16 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 37 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 63 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 73 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Truman State University (about 73 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Augustana College (about 73 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 74 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Public high school in Fort Madison:

Private high school in Fort Madison:

  • HOLY TRINITY JR-SR CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 322, Location: 2600 AVENUE A, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Madison:

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Library in Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $277,845; Location: 1920 AVE E; 79,996 books; 273 audio materials; 724 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 402 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fort Madison: Ortho Boat Ramp (A), Fort Madison (B), North Lee County Historical Center (C), Fort Madison Country Club (D), Air Evac Lifeteam (E), Lee County Emergency Medical Services Fort Madison (F), Fort Madison Fire Department (G), Lee County Courthouse (H), Fort Madison Police Department (I), Cattermole Memorial Library (J), Fort Madison Fire Department (K), Rashid Idol Memorial Library (L), Iowa State Penitentiary (M), Fort Madison City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Lodi Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fort Madison include: Our Savior Lutheran Church (A), Sante Fe United Methodist Church (B), Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (C), Joy Baptist Church (D), Saint Mary and Joseph Catholic Church (E), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (F), United Presbyterian Church (G), Pentecostal Assembly of God Church (H), Bethel Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Elmwood Cemetery (3), Hillcrest Memorial Park (4), Iowa State Prison Cemetery (5), Hoffmeister Cemetery (6), Fort Madison City Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Keokuk (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Devils Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), Penitentiary Creek (C), French Creek (D), Fork Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Madison include: Riverview Park (1), Rodeo Park (2), Sheaffer Park (3), Old Fort Madison (4), USS Maine Memorial Historical Marker (5), Lone Chimney Monument Historical Marker (6), Central Park (7), Victory Park (8), Ivanhoe Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: FT Madison Public Libraries - Idol Rashid Memorial (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3421 Avenue L) (1), Old Madison Fort (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 716 Riverview Drive) (2), Museum-At & Sf Depot-County Historic Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 814 10th Street) (3), FT Madison Public Libraries - Cattermole Memorial (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 614 7th Street) (4), Roller City Arena (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1415 Avenue M) (5), Fort Madison Area Convention & Vistors Bureau (614 9th Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Ft. Madison Super 8 Motel (Hwy 61 W. 5107 Ave 0) (1), Iowan Motor Lodge (5001 Avenue Ouest) (2), Santa Fe Motel (2639 Avenue L) (3), The Madison Inn Motel (3440 Avenue L) (4), Super 8 Fort Madison IA (5107 Avenue O) (5), Budget Host Mericana Motel (Highway 61 West) (6), Comfort Inn & Suites (6169 Reve Court) (7), Kingsley Inn (707 Avenue H) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Iowa State - Juvenile Court Services (710 Avenue F) (1), Lee County - Clerk of Court (701 Avenue F) (2), Lee County - Clerk Of Court- Traffic & Small Claims (811 Avenue G) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 52.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.912

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Fort Madison in 2010:

  • 1,002 people in state prisons
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Fort Madison in 2000:

  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 68 people in state prisons

Fort Madison, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Fort Madison (2011 data):

  • Fort Madison Bank & Trust Co.: at Avenue G And Seventh Street, Hyvee Branch, River Hills Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $143.1 mil, Deposits: $118.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Fort Madison Financial Company
  • Pilot Grove Savings Bank: Fort Madison Branch, Fort Madison Branch, Fort Madison Branch. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $376.5 mil, Deposits: $325.6 mil, headquarters in Pilot Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Pilot Grove Savings Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Lee County Bank & Trust, National Association: Drive In Branch at 2501-05 Avenue L, branch established on 1966/03/21; at 801 Avenue F, branch established on 1888/09/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $163.2 mil, Deposits: $115.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lee Capital Corp.
  • MidWestOne Bank: Fort Madison - Branch 61 at 926 Avenue G, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Fort Madison travel time to work - commute Fort Madison mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Fort Madison city (based on Lee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,76526
Catholic6,3897
Evangelical Protestant4,13732
Other7257
None17,846-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Lee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Lee County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lee County:

28.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.6%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Madison:

21.6%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Madison:

11.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Madison:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Madison:

77.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Madison, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,405$52,8600$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,846$71,0768$3,062
Police Protection - Officers 19$75,044$47,3960$0
Police - Other 2$5,934$35,6040$0
Firefighters 16$70,776$53,0820$0
Streets and Highways 8$32,295$48,4430$0
Solid Waste Management 8$21,180$31,7702$2,204
Sewerage 11$50,417$55,0000$0
Parks and Recreation 5$17,620$42,2884$5,926
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,044$60,5281$1,469
Water Supply 16$56,899$42,6741$1,004
Local Libraries 3$10,111$40,4444$4,702
Other and Unallocable 1$2,739$32,8680$0
Totals for Government 93$364,310$47,00820$18,367

Fort Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,258,000 ($116.87)
    Water Utilities: $481,000 ($44.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000 ($23.13)
    Regular Highways: $204,000 ($18.95)
    Libraries: $131,000 ($12.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($3.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,262,000 ($210.14)
    General - Other: $1,681,000 ($156.17)
    Police Protection: $1,644,000 ($152.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,394,000 ($129.51)
    Sewerage: $1,240,000 ($115.20)
    Regular Highways: $863,000 ($80.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $749,000 ($69.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $579,000 ($53.79)
    Central Staff Services: $501,000 ($46.54)
    Libraries: $234,000 ($21.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $105,000 ($9.75)
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000 ($3.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($3.34)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($2.42)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($1.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $218,000 ($20.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $362,000 ($33.63)
    Air Transportation: $99,000 ($9.20)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($8.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $59,000 ($5.48)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($3.81)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($2.32)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($1.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($1.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,216,000 ($391.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($11.71)

Fort Madison government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,211,000 ($112.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $703,000 ($65.31)
    All Other: $91,000 ($8.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($5.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $47,000 ($4.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $845,000 ($78.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($0.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,050,000 ($190.45)
    Interest Earnings: $233,000 ($21.65)
    Rents: $174,000 ($16.16)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($2.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($1.77)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($1.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,378,000 ($220.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $961,000 ($89.28)
    All Other: $21,000 ($1.95)
  • Tax - Property: $3,299,000 ($306.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,092,000 ($101.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $236,000 ($21.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $161,000 ($14.96)
    Other License: $67,000 ($6.22)

Fort Madison government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,529,000 ($792.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,381,000 ($499.91)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,849,000 ($357.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $701,000 ($65.12)

Fort Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,156,000 ($200.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,561,000 ($609.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $619,000 ($57.51)

4.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,438 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, IL  0.66% ($25,292 average AGI)
from Des Moines County, IA  0.44% ($32,250)
from Clark County, MO  0.24% ($28,758)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Des Moines County, IA  0.62% ($32,381 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.45% ($36,230)
to Johnson County, IA  0.28% ($39,605)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Madison:

  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KBUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Madison:

  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Madison:

  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fort Madison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 33,147Total average daily traffic
  • 600Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,260Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fort Madison, IA

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Madison and their reported violations in the past:

FT MADISON MUNI WATER WORKS (Population served: 11,051, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (2 times from NOV-02-2007 to DEC-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2009), St BCA signed (AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-02-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2008), St BCA signed (2 times from DEC-03-2008 to AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2008), St BCA signed (DEC-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2009), St BCA signed (AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2008), St BCA signed (2 times from DEC-03-2008 to AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2007), St BCA signed (2 times from DEC-03-2008 to AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2008), St BCA signed (2 times from DEC-03-2008 to AUG-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2010)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - Fort Madison

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Madison, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Madison, Iowa:

  • Super 8 Fort Madison, 5107 Ave O, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627 , Phone: (319) 372-8500, Fax: (319) 372-0403
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 6169 Reve Ct, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627 , Phone: (319) 372-6800, Fax: (319) 372-6830
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Madison, Iowa
Most common first names in Fort Madison, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13179.2 years
John12076.2 years
William10276.3 years
Robert7171.7 years
Charles6775.1 years
George6676.1 years
Helen6582.3 years
Dorothy6278.8 years
James5471.8 years
Frank5376.5 years
Most common last names in Fort Madison, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4875.4 years
Miller3375.7 years
Brown3276.4 years
Hoenig3074.2 years
Davis2772.6 years
Helling2181.8 years
Johnson2074.1 years
Menke1779.4 years
Decker1775.5 years
Clark1774.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Fort Madison, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
McDonald's1

Fort Madison compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Fort Madison on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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