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Muscatine, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Muscatine is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Muscatine County at latitude 41.4191 and longitude -91.0679. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Muscatine, but most people and references simply refer to it as Muscatine, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Muscatine indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Muscatine (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.05 sq. miles.

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Muscatine, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,213
Population in Households 22,899
Population in Familes 18,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density1 1,342
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 9,155
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 6,032
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,236 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,919 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $118,740
Average Home Value $136,209


Median Household Income $43,013
Average Household Income $55,844
Per Capita Income $21,944
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.18%
Households 0.38% 0.19%
Families 0.43% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Muscatine, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muscatine to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 22 98th
Population Density1 # 145 86th
Diversity Index2 # 20 98th
Median Household Income # 833 18th
Per Capita Income # 855 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.