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Maquoketa, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Maquoketa had a population of 6,050 as of July 1, 2018. Maquoketa 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 Maquoketa is located at latitude 42.0689 and longitude -90.6657 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Maquoketa encompass a land area of 4.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The City of Maquoketa (GNIS ID: 2395848) 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 Maquoketa is located within Township of South Fork, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Maquoketa: Springfield.

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Maquoketa, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,050
Population in Households 5,924
Population in Familes 4,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 1,396
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $37,672
Average Household Income $54,846
Per Capita Income $24,121


Total Housing Units 2,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,594 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,037 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $90,993
Average Home Value $122,633


Total Households 2,631
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,567
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.01%
Households -0.11% 0.03%
Families -0.34% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.85%

Maquoketa, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maquoketa to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 62 94th
Population Density # 127 88th
Diversity Index # 189 81st
Median Household Income # 988 2nd
Per Capita Income # 895 11th

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