Muscatine County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Muscatine and the largest city is Muscatine. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.muscatine.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 42,903 and the 2010 census population was 42,747. The land area is 437.47 square miles and there are 97.7 persons per square mile.
95% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 16.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 84.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $124,400, there are 16,410 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,038, the median household income is $51,425, and 14.4% of the persons in Muscatine County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,523. Retail sales (in $1000) were $448,581, and sales per capita were $10,566. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.1%.
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