Maquoketa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,989 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Maquoketa is the 62nd largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maquoketa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maquoketa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Maquoketa who work in office and administrative support (15.84%), sales jobs (13.38%), and management occupations (6.00%).
The citizens of Maquoketa are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.43% of adults in Maquoketa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Maquoketa in 2010 was $19,536, 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 $78,144 for a family of four.
The people who call Maquoketa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maquoketa residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Maquoketa include Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Maquoketa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Chinese.