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Time Zone: Muscatine County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Muscatine is the Seat for Muscatine County.

Muscatine County was founded December 7, 1836 and was created by taking area from Des MoinesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Muscatine had a population of 42,934 people. This is an increase of 2.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 41,722 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Muscatine represented 1.43% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201042,745+2.45%-0.44% since 2009
200942,934+2.9%+0.62% since 2008
200842,670+2.27%+0.5% since 2007
200742,456+1.76% 
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200041,722The Last Census

More information can be found on the Muscatine County Census Page for Muscatine County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Muscatine County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Muscatine County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Muscatine   22,65322,6970.19% decrease  
West Liberty   3,6583,3329.78% increase  
Walcott   1,6411,5287.4% increase  
Fruitland   95170335.28% increase  
Conesville   4394243.54% increase  

Websites for Muscatine County

Official Website:   www.co.muscatine.ia.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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