Maquoketa, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 5,920 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 2,852  (48.2%)
Females: 3,068  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52060.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,011 (it was $28,984 in 2000)
Maquoketa:

$43,011
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,666 (it was $16,360 in 2000)

Maquoketa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,771 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Maquoketa:

$118,771
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $161,368; detached houses: $171,380; townhouses or other attached units: $110,262; in 2-unit structures: $115,617; mobile homes: $31,785

Median gross rent in 2017: $618.

March 2019 cost of living index in Maquoketa: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.3%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.4% for Black residents, 51.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Maquoketa, IA (2017)
    • 5,55391.0%White alone
    • 2954.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2373.9%Two or more races
    • 781.3%Hispanic
    • 390.6%Asian alone
    • 250.4%Black alone
    • 60.10%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Maquoketa, Iowa as of February 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Maquoketa is 338 to 1.


Crime rates in Maquoketa by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(115.3)
2
(32.9)
2
(33.3)
3
(50.9)
4
(68.0)
4
(68.7)
3
(48.6)
8
(130.1)
5
(82.4)
7
(115.8)
10
(167.1)
4
(67.1)
1
(16.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.0)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.2)
1
(16.2)
1
(16.3)
2
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
2
(33.6)
2
(33.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(32.9)
15
(246.5)
10
(166.5)
6
(101.9)
12
(204.0)
17
(291.9)
14
(226.8)
8
(130.1)
14
(230.8)
3
(49.6)
19
(317.6)
12
(201.3)
11
(184.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
53
(872.9)
76
(1,249)
49
(815.9)
46
(780.9)
63
(1,071)
100
(1,717)
119
(1,928)
73
(1,187)
32
(527.5)
52
(860.4)
64
(1,070)
67
(1,124)
43
(722.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
125
(2,059)
113
(1,857)
82
(1,365)
107
(1,816)
137
(2,329)
129
(2,215)
136
(2,203)
110
(1,789)
140
(2,308)
129
(2,134)
111
(1,855)
91
(1,527)
131
(2,200)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(181.2)
14
(230.0)
5
(83.3)
9
(152.8)
5
(85.0)
10
(171.7)
14
(226.8)
4
(65.1)
6
(98.9)
7
(115.8)
7
(117.0)
5
(83.9)
2
(33.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.2)
1
(16.2)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.4)
1
(16.8)
1
(16.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)261.7255.7178.3210.8275.2341.1330.3294.9259.1257.4360.7250.5235.3

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City-data.com crime index in Maquoketa, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (47.8%), American (17.9%), Irish (4.0%), English (3.6%), Norwegian (2.4%), Danish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/27/1857

Elevation: 704 feet

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,718 people per square mile   (low).

Maquoketa, Iowa map

74 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,530 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,389 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (30.3 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (95.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (154.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Delmar, IA (2.3 miles ),
Andrew, IA (2.7 miles ),
Baldwin, IA (3.0 miles),
Lost Nation, IA (3.2 miles ),
Monmouth, IA (3.3 miles),
Welton, IA (3.3 miles),
Springbrook, IA (3.4 miles),
Spragueville, IA (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 42.07 N, Longitude: 90.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +863 (+14.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,544 (58.5%)

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in Maquoketa, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Maquoketa, IA in 2017
Maquoketa satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $52,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $128,700
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $132,900
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Maquoketa, IA residents
Average permit cost in Maquoketa, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Maquoketa, IA
Historical housing units in Maquoketa, IA
Most common industries in Maquoketa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Maquoketa, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (2.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Maquoketa, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Maquoketa, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Maquoketa-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Maquoketa city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Maquoketa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 289.9 miles away from Maquoketa 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 268.0 miles away from Maquoketa center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.3 miles away from Maquoketa 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 320.9 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) earthquake occurred 289.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 275.9 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 Jackson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Maquoketa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Maquoketa:

  • HOSPICE OF JACKSON COUNTY (700 WEST GROVE STREET)
  • JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 700 W GROVE ST)
  • JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 700 W GROVE ST)
  • PRAIRIE HOUSE (201 NORTH OLIVE)
  • CRESTRIDGE CARE CENTER (1015 WESLEY DRIVE)
  • JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (700 WEST GROVE STREET)
  • MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER (1202 GERMAN STREET)
  • MAQUOKETA KIDNEY CENTER LLC (700 W GROVE ST)
  • JACKSON CO REG HEALTH CTR HOME AND COMM HEALTH (700 WEST GROVE STREET)

Airports located in Maquoketa:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Maquoketa:

  • Ashford University (about 29 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 36 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 37 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 39 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 40 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 43 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 47 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)

Public high school in Maquoketa:

Public elementary/middle schools in Maquoketa:

  • MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 431, Location: 200 EAST LOCUST STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BRIGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 289, Location: 400 W QUARRY ST, Grades: 3-5)
  • CARDINAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1003 PERSHING ROAD, Grades: PK-2)

Private elementary/middle school in Maquoketa:

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Library in Maquoketa:

  • MAQUOKETA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $223,016; Location: 126 S SECOND ST; 37,115 books; 2,059 audio materials; 1,672 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 69 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Maquoketa: Maquoketa Country Club (A), Jackson County Fairgrounds (B), Jackson County Detention Center / Jail (C), Maquoketa Fire Department (D), Sacred Heart Convent (E), Jackson County Historical Society Museum (F), Maquoketa Public Library (G), Jackson County Courthouse (H), Jackson County Sheriffs Office (I), Maquoketa Police Department (J), Maquoketa City Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Maquoketa include: United Pentecostal Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C), United Church of Christ (D), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (E), Assembly of God Church (F), Sacred Heart Parish (G), United Methodist Church of Maquoketa (H), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Maquoketa include: Horseshoe Pond County Park (1), Meadowbrook II Playground (2), Third Ward Park (3), Crawford Park (4), City Ball Park (5), Bi-Centennial Park (6), Fifth Ward Park (7), Little Bear Park (8), First Ward Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Fairgrounds).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Maquoketa (1910 Nairn Drive), Super 8 Motel (1019 West Platt Street), Decker Hotel and Restaurant (128 North Main Street), Squiers Manor (418 West Pleasant Street).

Birthplace of: Betty Francis - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Sage Rosenfels - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Mar 6, 1978), George H. Ryan, Norris Brown - Politician, Herbert E. Hitchcock - Politician, Junius Ralph Magee - University president.

Jackson 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 Maquoketa and their reported violations in the past:

ANDREW WATER SUPPLY (Address: 516 S MAIN , Population served: 434, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OBIES LLC (Address: 905 TIMBER DR , Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MAQUOKETA CAVES STATE PARK #3 (Address: 10970 98TH ST , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
SPRUCE CREEK PARK # 5 (Address: 18670 63RD ST , Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Maquoketa that have no violations reported:

  • HICKORY ACRES (Address: 516 S MAIN , Population served: 139, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BALDWIN WATER SUPPLY (Address: 701 SOUTH NIAGRA ST , Population served: 109, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Maquoketa in 2010:

  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Maquoketa in 2000:

  • 169 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Maquoketa (2011 data):

  • Maquoketa State Bank: Westside Office at 112 Mckinsey Dr, branch established on 1980/03/31; at 203 North Main Street, branch established on 1958/09/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.8 mil, Deposits: $221.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Maquoketa Branch at 120 South Main Street, branch established on 1903/01/01; West Platt Branch at 1100 West Platt Street, branch established on 1962/09/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust: Maquoketa Branch at 18298 Highway 64, branch established on 2002/09/30. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $560.1 mil, Deposits: $452.8 mil, headquarters in Dubuque, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Company

For population 15 years and over in Maquoketa:

Marital status in Maquoketa, IA
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Maquoketa:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Maquoketa
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Maquoketa, IA (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,8439
Mainline Protestant4,65119
Evangelical Protestant2502
Other1222
None7,982-
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: 6
This county:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

7.49 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.99 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

14.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Maquoketa:

47.3%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Maquoketa:

41.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Maquoketa:

20.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Maquoketa:

11.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Maquoketa:

34.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Maquoketa:

75.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Maquoketa, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 12$16,650$16,6500$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$97,540$106,4070$0
Police - Other 6$16,660$33,3201$1,910
Streets and Highways 5$18,272$43,8530$0
Local Libraries 2$5,936$35,6165$4,722
Parks and Recreation 1$420$5,0400$0
Financial Administration 1$3,254$39,0480$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 1$126
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 33$3,229
Totals for Government 38$158,732$50,12640$9,987

Maquoketa government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $159,000 ($26.86)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($18.58)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,659,000 ($1462.67)
    Police Protection: $1,285,000 ($217.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $772,000 ($130.41)
    Regular Highways: $771,000 ($130.24)
    Water Utilities: $698,000 ($117.91)
    Sewerage: $680,000 ($114.86)
    Financial Administration: $522,000 ($88.18)
    General - Other: $416,000 ($70.27)
    Libraries: $275,000 ($46.45)
    Air Transportation: $141,000 ($23.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($21.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $91,000 ($15.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000 ($9.97)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.68)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($20.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $277,000 ($46.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $113,000 ($19.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($10.30)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($4.56)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($2.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($2.03)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,437,000 ($411.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($9.29)

Maquoketa government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,037,000 ($175.17)
    Other: $128,000 ($21.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($17.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $626,000 ($105.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000 ($27.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $279,000 ($47.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $141,000 ($23.82)
    Interest Earnings: $100,000 ($16.89)
    Rents: $55,000 ($9.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($2.87)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,471,000 ($1599.83)
    Water Utilities: $684,000 ($115.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $588,000 ($99.32)
    Other: $27,000 ($4.56)
  • Tax - Property: $3,638,000 ($614.53)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $490,000 ($82.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $230,000 ($38.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000 ($12.16)
    Other License: $20,000 ($3.38)

Maquoketa government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,120,000 ($2047.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,340,000 ($1408.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,034,000 ($681.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000 ($43.07)

Maquoketa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,107,000 ($2382.94)

5.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clinton County, IA  1.10% ($37,640 average AGI)
from Dubuque County, IA  1.03% ($28,494)
from Scott County, IA  0.38% ($46,871)


5.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Dubuque County, IA  1.20% ($36,814 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  0.93% ($38,613)
to Scott County, IA  0.41% ($28,121)
Businesses in Maquoketa, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Maquoketa:

  • KMAQ (1320 AM; 1 kW; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Maquoketa:

  • KMAQ-FM (95.1 FM; MAQUOKETA, IA; Owner: MAQUOKETA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOB-FM (104.9 FM; GENESEO, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KZEG (94.7 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Maquoketa:

  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Maquoketa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Maquoketa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 486ft / 148mTotal length
  • 99,270Total average daily traffic
  • 11,992Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Maquoketa, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 251990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Maquoketa, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Maquoketa)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Maquoketa, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Maquoketa)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Maquoketa)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Maquoketa, Iowa:

  • Squires Manor Bed & Breakfast, 418 W Pleasant St, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 , Phone: (563) 652-6961, Fax: (563) 652-5995
  • Comfort Inn, 1910 Nairn St, Maquoketa, Iowa 52050 , Phone: (563) 652-0222, Fax: (563) 652-0111
  • Super 8 Motel, 1019 W Platt St, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 , Phone: (563) 652-6888, Fax: (563) 652-6888
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Maquoketa, Iowa
Most common first names in Maquoketa, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9079.3 years
William6777.7 years
Mary6381.2 years
Robert4571.3 years
James4473.6 years
Donald4371.3 years
George4277.5 years
Helen3978.9 years
Charles3875.4 years
Harold3573.8 years
Most common last names in Maquoketa, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5877.1 years
Clark3974.5 years
Smith2579.4 years
Watters2572.5 years
Edwards2279.4 years
Manning2075.5 years
Morehead1978.8 years
Johnson1878.5 years
Beck1782.7 years
Bowman1780.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Maquoketa, IA
  • 90.7%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Maquoketa, IA
  • 56.9%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Maquoketa compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Maquoketa on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 13 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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