Walcott, Iowa

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Walcott is a city in Muscatine and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,528 at the 2000 census. Walcott's interchange on Interstate 80 is home to an enormous complex of restaurants, motels and truck stops, including the Iowa 80 truck stop which is the world's largest.

Most of Walcott is part of the DavenportMolineRock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, but the Muscatine County portion of the city is considered part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Walcott is located at 41°35′25″N 90°46′23″W / 41.59028°N 90.77306°W / 41.59028; -90.77306 (41.590363, -90.772991)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,528 people, 623 households, and 437 families residing in the city. The population density was 516.2 people per square mile (199.3/km²). There were 644 housing units at an average density of 217.6/sq mi (84.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.38% White, 0.33% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.92% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 623 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

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