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Fort Madison, Iowa
Fort Madison is located at 40°37'43" North, 91°20'20" West (40.628588, -91.339005).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,715 people, 4,617 households, and 2,876 families residing in the city. The population density is 449.2/km² (1,162.9/mi²). There are 5,106 housing units at an average density of 214.1/km² (554.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.64% White, 2.67% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.36% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 5.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 4,617 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 33.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $34,318, and the median income for a family is $42,067. Males have a median income of $32,530 versus $21,170 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,124. 12.2% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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