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Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Indian tribe.
The latitude of Muscatine is 41.424N. The longitude is -91.043W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,614.
When the steamer Dubuque exploded in 1837, killing 22, the vessel was towed to Muscatine; 17 of the dead were buried here in a common grave.
Farm laborer John F. Boepple began making pearl buttons here after he cut his foot on a clam shell while wading in the Mississippi.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Muscatine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Muscatine 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 52749 ZIP code.
31% of Muscatine residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muscatine ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muscatine was $19,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Muscatine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Muscatine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $803.
Libraries in Muscatine include Musser Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Muscatine include Muscatine Journal
Muscatine County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muscatine political report.
The average commute time for Muscatine workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muscatine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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