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About Muscatine


Located in East Central Iowa along the picturesque banks of the Mississippi, Muscatine is a city rich with history and a business sense.  We are located just 15 miles south of the nation’s only East/West transcontinental interstate highway, Interstate 80, and astride U.S. 61, a major North/South route through the central United States. 

Muscatine is a city full of pleasant surprises.  We are an easy half-day drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha and Indianapolis, while being just hours from Des Moines and Chicago.  Our location has given us strategic importance for over 150 years.  Once the “Pearl Button Capital of the World,” Muscatine boasts a stable economic base that is appealing even to areas with many times our population.  Moreover, our net of employment reaches out to communities on both sides of the Mississippi, making us a strong economic force in the Iowa/Illinois bi-state area. 




2010 Census

Muscatine Population: 22,886 – Muscatine County: 42,745

State of Iowa Population: 3,046,355

Average winter temperature: 21.7 degrees F

Average summer temperature: 76.0 degrees F

Average annual precipitation: 36.4 inches

Average annual snowfall: 30.7 inches

 

Municipal Services

Type of local government

Council, Mayor Administrator

City zoning ordinance in effect:

Yes

County zoning ordinance in effect:

Yes

Subdivision ordinance with design standards in effect:

Yes

Number full-time fire department personnel:

36

Number volunteer fire department personnel:

0

Fire insurance class in city:

4

Fire insurance class outside city:

10

Number of full-time city police officers:

37

Industrial waste pickup service:

Yes

Percentage of city streets paved:

95%

 

Religious Affiliations:

Methodist Churches

11

Baptist Churches

8

Lutheran Churches

5

Catholic Churches

3

Jewish

0

Non-Denomination

3

Other Christian Churches

31


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