Fort Madison, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 10,321 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 
Males: 5,336  (51.7%)
Females: 4,985  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 52639.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,518 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Fort Madison:

$43,518
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,024 (it was $18,124 in 2000)

Fort Madison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $87,728 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Fort Madison:

$87,728
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $134,417; detached houses: $138,550; townhouses or other attached units: $104,726; in 2-unit structures: $70,698; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,509; mobile homes: $14,739

Median gross rent in 2019: $726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Madison: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.9%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fort Madison, IA (2019)
    • 9,16386.2%White alone
    • 7266.8%Hispanic
    • 3863.6%Black alone
    • 2402.3%Two or more races
    • 130.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.06%Other race alone
    • 30.03%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Fort Madison, Iowa as of October 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Madison is 388 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Madison by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.7)
11
(101.8)
12
(110.9)
17
(155.9)
6
(54.0)
7
(63.5)
8
(72.6)
12
(108.7)
4
(37.5)
14
(133.0)
8
(77.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(36.0)
4
(36.9)
5
(46.3)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.0)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
7
(65.7)
5
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(99.0)
13
(119.9)
42
(388.6)
55
(508.4)
45
(412.8)
54
(486.1)
51
(462.7)
43
(390.5)
45
(407.6)
41
(384.8)
47
(446.6)
61
(587.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(792.3)
44
(405.9)
84
(777.2)
83
(767.2)
88
(807.3)
106
(954.2)
98
(889.1)
66
(599.3)
45
(407.6)
25
(234.7)
26
(247.0)
38
(365.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
270
(2,431)
225
(2,075)
246
(2,276)
249
(2,302)
244
(2,238)
219
(1,971)
165
(1,497)
166
(1,507)
159
(1,440)
306
(2,872)
292
(2,774)
152
(1,463)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(144.1)
15
(138.4)
22
(203.6)
16
(147.9)
25
(229.3)
19
(171.0)
9
(81.6)
12
(109.0)
11
(99.6)
27
(253.4)
33
(313.5)
15
(144.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(54.0)
3
(27.7)
2
(18.5)
5
(46.2)
1
(9.2)
2
(18.0)
3
(27.2)
1
(9.1)
3
(27.2)
6
(56.3)
2
(19.0)
2
(19.2)
City-Data.com crime index194.8179.7334.8369.3374.5302.5277.4249.9262.6297.1363.3274.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Madison, IA

Crime rate in Fort Madison detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (38.8%), American (9.1%), English (6.4%), Irish (5.9%), Scottish (1.6%), Greek (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/5/1895

Land area: 9.21 square miles.

Population density: 1,120 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Madison, Iowa map

54 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,399 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,433 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 91.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,873 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,426 (54.9%)

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Fort Madison, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fort Madison, IA in 2019
Fort Madison satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $261,500
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $220,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Fort Madison, IA residents
Average permit cost in Fort Madison, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Fort Madison, IA
Historical housing units in Fort Madison, IA
Most common industries in Fort Madison, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Chemicals (3.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Rail transportation (4.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Fort Madison, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Fort Madison, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 194% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from Fort Madison center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 237.9 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) 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from Fort Madison 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Madison topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Fort Madison:

Marital status in Fort Madison, IA
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Madison:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fort Madison
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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:
Here:

8.1%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

13.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.1%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.3%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Madison:

20.2%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Madison:

11.3%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Madison:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.0%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

56.7%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Madison:

77.8%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Madison, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$81,588$51,5290$0
Water Supply 16$61,861$46,3961$1,045
Firefighters 16$76,948$57,7110$0
Sewerage 11$54,814$59,7970$0
Solid Waste Management 8$23,027$34,5412$2,293
Streets and Highways 8$35,111$52,6670$0
Parks and Recreation 5$19,157$45,9774$6,165
Local Libraries 3$10,993$43,9724$4,892
Police - Other 2$6,451$38,7060$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,879$77,2749$3,186
Other and Unallocable 1$2,978$35,7360$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,484$65,8081$1,528
Financial Administration 1$4,789$57,4680$0
Totals for Government 93$396,080$51,10721$19,109

Fort Madison government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $10,526,000 ($1019.86)
    Water Utilities: $565,000 ($54.74)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $2,823,000 ($273.52)
    General - Other: $2,774,000 ($268.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,265,000 ($219.46)
    Police Protection: $2,075,000 ($201.05)
    Sewerage: $1,837,000 ($177.99)
    Water Utilities: $1,513,000 ($146.59)
    Regular Highways: $1,255,000 ($121.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $816,000 ($79.06)
    Central Staff Services: $808,000 ($78.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $644,000 ($62.40)
    Libraries: $389,000 ($37.69)
    General Public Buildings: $137,000 ($13.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $115,000 ($11.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000 ($6.78)
    Air Transportation: $52,000 ($5.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $790,000 ($76.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,244,000 ($508.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $417,000 ($40.40)

Fort Madison government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,736,000 ($361.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $760,000 ($73.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($4.84)
    Air Transportation: $43,000 ($4.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,000 ($3.49)
    Other: $18,000 ($1.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,823,000 ($273.52)
    Other: $348,000 ($33.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $21,000 ($2.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,167,000 ($209.96)
    Interest Earnings: $151,000 ($14.63)
    Special Assessments: $59,000 ($5.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($5.33)
    Rents: $20,000 ($1.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,090,000 ($299.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,410,000 ($136.61)
    Other: $798,000 ($77.32)
    General Local Government Support: $301,000 ($29.16)
  • Tax - Property: $5,058,000 ($490.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,396,000 ($135.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $185,000 ($17.92)
    Other License: $153,000 ($14.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $134,000 ($12.98)

Fort Madison government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,300,000 ($4582.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,572,000 ($3640.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,743,000 ($1137.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,015,000 ($195.23)

Fort Madison government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,688,000 ($2004.46)

5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Des Moines County, IA  0.71% ($39,552 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.67% ($36,567)
to Henry County, IA  0.24% ($37,031)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Fort Madison fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 840ft / 256mTotal length
  • 167,117Total average daily traffic
  • 15,271Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fort Madison, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 242010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Madison, IA

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 54. The highest number of fire incidents - 81 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Madison, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.4%), and Structure Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Madison, IA
    • 39245.4%Outside Fires
    • 26730.9%Structure Fires
    • 11012.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 9410.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Madison, IA

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

  • Super 8, 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
  • boulders inn and suites by cobblestone hotels fort madison, 4901 Ave O, Fort madison, Iowa 52627 , Phone: (888) 693-8262
All 3 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Madison, IA
  • 78.5%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Madison, IA
  • 65.4%Utility gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Fort Madison compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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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