Muscatine, Iowa Population 2021

23,389
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Muscatine is a city located in Muscatine County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Muscatine County. With a 2020 population of 23,389, it is the 24th largest city in Iowa and the 1646th largest city in the United States . Muscatine is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually but its population has increased by 2.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,886 in 2010. Muscatine reached it's highest population of 23,917 in 2014. Spanning over 19 miles, Muscatine has a population density of 1,287 people per square mile.

The average household income in Muscatine is $65,369 with a poverty rate of 14.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $110,800. The median age in Muscatine is 36.1 years, 36.2 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Muscatine Demographics

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

  • White: 88.10%
  • Black or African American: 4.05%
  • Other race: 3.58%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Muscatine, Iowa is 23,389 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,752.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,886.

Muscatine, Iowa Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202142,244-210-0.50%
202042,454-210-0.49%
201942,664-210-0.49%
201842,87420.00%
201742,872-96-0.22%
201642,968-100-0.23%
201543,068400.09%
201443,028180.04%
201343,010940.22%
201242,916740.17%
201142,842390.09%
201042,8030.00%

Muscatine Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,94488.10%
Black or African American9644.05%
Some Other Race8513.58%
Two or More Races7763.26%
Asian1840.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.05%
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Muscatine Population by Race

Muscatine Population Pyramid $2021

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Muscatine Median Age

36.1


Total

36.2


Male

35.9


Female

Muscatine Adults

There are 17,823 adults, (3,575 of whom are seniors) in Muscatine.

Muscatine Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Muscatine Sex Ratio

Female

12,266

51.59%

Male

11,508

48.41%

Muscatine Population by Age

Muscatine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Muscatine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All66%34%
Male60.9%39.1%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Female46.2%53.8%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Muscatine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,4782.4666
Married4,2113.1684.5
Non Family3,3701.2251.8
Female1,3623.2146.2
Male5352.9360.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Muscatine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7354.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,1487.33%
High School Graduate5,73436.63%
Some College3,00519.20%
Associates Degree1,90112.15%
Bachelors Degree2,09113.36%
Graduate Degree1,0386.63%
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Muscatine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Muscatine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,31411,1112,642
Hispanic2,4821,876328
Black54051288
Other Race5112679
2+ Races30923342
Asian1209859
Native American4444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.17%.

Muscatine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,678$45,489$26,843
Less Than 9th Grade$25,262$31,115$12,973
High School Graduate$33,566$42,294$22,601
Some College$36,911$44,132$28,609
Bachelors Degree$42,692$56,603$31,071
Graduate Degree$66,250$76,968$63,150

$37,678

Average Earnings

$45,489

Average Male

$26,843

Average Female

Muscatine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Muscatine Language by Age

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Muscatine Language

85.75% of Muscatine residents speak only English, while 14.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.64% of the population.

Muscatine Language

Muscatine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,9982,32913.70%
Hispanic4,79652710.99%
Black87025629.43%
Multiple76220326.64%
Other85112815.04%
Asian1844021.74%
Native442045.45%

14.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.00%

Male Poverty Rate

16.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Muscatine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Muscatine is Native, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Muscatine is Hispanic, with 10.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.29%.

Muscatine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.05%
High School14.70%
Some College7.69%
Bachelors or Greater2.18%

Muscatine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed17.70%
Female Employed10.76%
Female Unemployed6.67%
Male Employed5.05%

Muscatine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Muscatine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,660$65,369
Families$64,515$73,858
Married Families$79,622-
Non Families$35,054$45,841
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Income by Household Type

Muscatine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Muscatine Married by Age and Sex

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Muscatine 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.

Muscatine Marital Status by Race

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Muscatine Marital Status

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907

Number of Veterans

862

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam281
First Gulf War146
Korea110
Second Gulf War85
World War II6

Muscatine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+255
65 to 74220
35 to 54219
55 to 64186
18 to 3427

Muscatine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8465.27%
Native American2454.55%
Black233.84%
2+ Races144.01%
Hispanic100.32%

Muscatine Veterans by Race

Muscatine Veterans by Education

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3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Muscatine Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Muscatine Employment by Age

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Muscatine Employment by Race

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Muscatine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.56%

Born in Muscatine

93.10%

Native Born

6.90%

Foreign Born

4.11%

Non Citizen

2.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.10% of Muscatine residents were born in the United States, with 67.56% having been born in Iowa. 4.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Muscatine Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,389-121-0.51%
202023,510-121-0.51%
201923,631-121-0.51%
201823,752400.17%
201723,712-137-0.57%
201623,849-60-0.25%
201523,909-8-0.03%
201423,917480.20%
201323,869490.21%
201223,820200.08%
201123,800290.12%
201023,7711,0740.46%
200022,697-184-0.08%
199022,881-586-0.25%
198023,4671,0620.46%
197022,4051,4080.65%
196020,9971,9560.98%
195019,0417550.41%
194018,2861,5080.86%
193016,7787100.43%
192016,068-110-0.07%
191016,1782,1051.40%
190014,0732,6192.08%
189011,4543,1593.28%
18808,2951,5772.13%
18706,7181,3942.35%
18605,3242,7847.68%
18502,5400.00%

Muscatine Population by Year