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Fort Madison is a city in Lee County, in the Keokuk-Fort Madison metro area.
The community was named for the fort, which was named for President James Madison
The latitude of Fort Madison is 40.629N. The longitude is -91.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 528 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,949.
Walter A. Sheaffer, a local jeweler, invented the self-filling fountain pen in 1908
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Madison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52639 ZIP code.
35% of Fort Madison residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Madison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Madison was $18,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Fort Madison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Fort Madison include Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Passenger and Freight Complex Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fort Madison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $654.
Libraries in Fort Madison include Cattermole Memorial Library, Idol Rashid Memorial Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Madison include Fort Madison Daily Democrat
Lee County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Madison political report.
The average commute time for Fort Madison workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Madison between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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