Keokuk, IA
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Keokuk is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 10,609 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Keokuk is the 35th largest community in Iowa. Keokuk has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Keokuk is a blue-collar town, with 36.25% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Keokuk is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keokuk who work in office and administrative support (12.90%), sales jobs (8.94%), and teaching (7.08%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Keokuk is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Keokuk spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Keokuk are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.96% of adults in Keokuk have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Keokuk in 2010 was $19,359, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,436 for a family of four.

The people who call Keokuk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Keokuk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Keokuk include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Keokuk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.