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The City of Fort Madison had a population of 10,953 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Madison 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 Fort Madison is located at latitude 40.6199 and longitude -91.3519 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Madison (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.49 sq. miles and a water area of 3.74 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The City of Fort Madison (GNIS ID: 2394796) 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 Fort Madison is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Madison: Potowanek.

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


Total Population 10,953
Daytime Population: Workers 6,708
Daytime Population: Residents 5,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 10,133
Population in Familes 7,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 820
Population Density2 1,154
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $45,953
Average Household Income $56,315
Per Capita Income $23,865


Total Housing Units 4,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,051 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,350 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $84,879
Average Home Value $121,165


Total Households 4,401
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,665
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 -0.12% 0.0%
Households -0.01% -0.08%
Families -0.01% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Fort Madison, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Madison 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 # 36 97th
Population Density # 216 79th
Diversity Index # 69 93rd
Median Household Income # 824 18th
Per Capita Income # 837 17th

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