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Muscatine, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Muscatine had a population of 23,141 as of July 1, 2015. Muscatine 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 Muscatine is located at latitude 41.4191 and longitude -91.0679 in Muscatine County. 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. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.

The City of Muscatine (GNIS ID: 2395143) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Muscatine is located within Township of Bloomington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Muscatine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Muscatine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Muscatine, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 23,141
Population in Households 22,829
Population in Familes 18,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 312
Population Density1 1,338
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 9,133
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 6,016
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,182 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,951 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 762 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $114,956
Average Home Value $132,221


Median Household Income $45,893
Average Household Income $59,615
Per Capita Income $23,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.25%
Households 0.26% 0.26%
Families 0.3% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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, 2015 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 # 149 85th
Diversity Index2 # 20 98th
Median Household Income # 734 27th
Per Capita Income # 785 22nd

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