Maquoketa, Iowa Population 2024

5,990

Maquoketa is a city located in Clinton County and Jackson County Iowa. Maquoketa has a 2024 population of 5,990. It is also the county seat of Jackson County. Maquoketa is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -2.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,118 in 2020.

The average household income in Maquoketa is $68,720 with a poverty rate of 16.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Maquoketa is 40.8 years, 39.2 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Maquoketa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Maquoketa was:

  • White: 93.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.32%
  • Black or African American: 2.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.34%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Asian: 0%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,326.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.09% (-128)
The current population of Maquoketa, Iowa is 5,990 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,118.

Maquoketa, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,73893.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1422.32%
Black or African American1252.04%
Two or more races821.34%
Other race350.57%
Native American10.02%
Asian00%

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Maquoketa Population by Race

Maquoketa Population Pyramid 2024

Maquoketa Median Age

40.8

Total

39.2

Male

42.8

Female

Maquoketa Adults

There are 4,659 adults, (1,324 of whom are seniors) in Maquoketa.

Maquoketa Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Maquoketa Sex Ratio

Female3,03549.57%
Male3,08850.43%

Maquoketa Population by Age

Maquoketa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5602.3270.429.6
Married1,1112.8893.66.4
Non Family1,0071.3651.248.8
Female2453.0450.249.8
Male1973.1462.437.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Maquoketa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade821.92%
9th to 12th Grade811.89%
High School Graduate1,80742.23%
Some College1,14526.76%
Associates Degree49111.47%
Bachelors Degree46610.89%
Graduate Degree2074.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Maquoketa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Maquoketa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,0303,870673
Black1111090
Islander76760
Hispanic43430
2+ Races18180
Native American100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.7%.

Maquoketa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,348$48,808$30,253
Less Than 9th Grade$41,667$41,667$0
High School Graduate$32,603$40,658$21,533
Some College$45,558$66,111$31,789
Bachelors Degree$34,922$56,339$32,375
Graduate Degree$105,938$113,450$0

$41,348

Average Earnings

$48,808

Average Male

$30,253

Average Female

Maquoketa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Maquoketa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Maquoketa Language

96.95% of Maquoketa residents speak only English, while 3.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Maquoketa Language

Maquoketa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,47180414.7%
Black1209579.17%
Multiple826478.05%
Other352880%
Native11100%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.86%

Male Poverty Rate

14.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Maquoketa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Maquoketa is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Maquoketa is White, with 14.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.35%.

Maquoketa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.29%
High School17.65%
Some College11.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%

Maquoketa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed79.49%
Female Unemployed16.49%
Female Employed6.74%
Male Employed6.16%

Maquoketa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Maquoketa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$53,462$68,720
Families$78,450$86,511
Married Families$91,947$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,491$38,826

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Maquoketa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Maquoketa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Maquoketa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Maquoketa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Maquoketa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

352

Number of Veterans

335

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam164
Korea61
World War II23
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War19

Maquoketa Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+216
65 to 7460
55 to 6440
35 to 5436
18 to 340

Maquoketa Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3517.96%
Native American1100%

Maquoketa Veterans by Race

Maquoketa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Maquoketa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Maquoketa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Maquoketa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Maquoketa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.49%

Born in Maquoketa

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Maquoketa residents were born in the United States, with 77.49% having been born in Iowa. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Maquoketa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,830-32-0.55%
20285,862-32-0.54%
20275,894-32-0.54%
20265,926-32-0.54%
20255,958-32-0.53%
20245,990-32-0.53%
20236,022-32-0.53%
20226,054-41-0.67%
20216,095-23-0.38%
20206,1181432.39%
20195,975-27-0.45%
20186,002-21-0.35%
20176,023-24-0.4%
20166,047-1-0.02%
20156,048-34-0.56%
20146,082-45-0.73%
20136,127-50-0.81%
20126,177-10-0.16%
20116,187-43-0.69%
20106,2301181.93%
20006,11210.02%
19906,111-202-3.2%
19806,31363611.2%
19705,677-232-3.93%
19605,9091,60237.2%
19504,3072315.67%
19404,07648113.38%
19303,595-31-0.85%
19203,626561.57%
19103,570-207-5.48%
19003,77770022.75%
18903,07700%
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Maquoketa Population by Year