Fort Madison, IA Population

Population: 10,715. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,048 (+3.1% change)
Males: 5,089 (47.5%), Females: 5,626 (52.5%)

Lee County

Zip code: 52627

Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $34,318
Median house value: $53,700

Races in Fort Madison:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (36.0%), United States (12.9%), Irish (11.9%), English (8.5%), Swedish (2.9%), French (2.8%).

Land area: 9.2 square miles

Map of Fort Madison, IA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fort Madison

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Madison city

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2.3% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,192 (-10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (5445 AVENUE O BOX 174)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Madison:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Madison:

  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 19 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; Abbreviation: BRL)
  • QUINCY REGIONAL-BALDWIN FIELD (about 49 miles; QUINCY, IL; Abbreviation: UIN)
  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 81 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON MUNI (about 3 miles; FORT MADISON, IA; Abbreviation: FSW)
  • KEOKUK MUNI (about 14 miles; KEOKUK, IA; Abbreviation: EOK)
  • CARTHAGE (about 21 miles; CARTHAGE, IL; Abbreviation: I48)
Amtrak station:
FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Madison:

  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 73 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,766)
  • INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; OTTUMWA, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,744)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 80 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 82 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 83 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)

Schools

Public high schools in Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 2001 AVE B; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FORT MADISON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 1602 AVENUE F; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Fort Madison:

  • AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 2600 AVENUE A; Grades: 7 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Fort Madison:

  • FORT MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 615 18TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RICHARDSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 3301 AVENUE L; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 1326 AVE E; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Fort Madison:

  • AQUINAS EAST SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 509 AVENUE F; Grades: PK – 3)
  • AQUINAS WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 2213 AVENUE J; Grades: 4 – 6)

Libraries

Library in Fort Madison:

  • CATTERMOLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $400,298; Location: 614 7TH ST; 89,878 books; 256 audio materials; 681 video materials; 407 serial subscriptions)