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Keokuk, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Keokuk had a population of 10,706 as of July 1, 2017. Keokuk ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Keokuk is located at latitude 40.4095 and longitude -91.4025 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Keokuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.13 sq. miles and a water area of 1.45 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Keokuk (GNIS ID: 468166) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Keokuk is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Keokuk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Keokuk, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,706
Daytime Population: Workers 8,440
Daytime Population: Residents 6,252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,692
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 10,579
Population in Familes 8,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 1,172
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $36,282
Average Household Income $48,321
Per Capita Income $20,182


Total Housing Units 5,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,816 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,610 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $74,301
Average Home Value $96,990


Total Households 4,425
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,773
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.06%
Households -0.18% -0.14%
Families -0.22% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Keokuk, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Keokuk to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 96th
Population Density # 212 79th
Diversity Index # 158 84th
Median Household Income # 993 2nd
Per Capita Income # 990 2nd

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