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Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk is a city located in Lee County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,427. It is named after Sauk Chief Keokuk, who is buried in Rand Park.

In The Simpsons, Krusty the Klown mentioned this town, with Walla Walla and Seattle, as funny place names.


Keokuk is located at 40°24'9" North, 91°23'40" West (40.402525, -91.394372)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.4 km² (10.6 mi²). 23.7 km² (9.2 mi²) of it is land and 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.42% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 11,427 people, 4,773 households, and 3,021 families residing in the city. The population density is 481.7/km² (1,247.5/mi²). There are 5,327 housing units at an average density of 224.5/km² (581.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.87% White, 3.90% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,773 households out of which 29.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% are non-families. 32.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,586, and the median income for a family is $39,574. Males have a median income of $31,213 versus $21,420 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,144. 11.9% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.7% are under the age of 18 and 13.4% are 65 or older.

External Links

The History of Keokuk Web Site