Main building of the Iowa 80 truckstop
|Location in Iowa|
|State :||United States|
|Time zone :||Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )|
- Metropolitan Area :
|1,640 (as of 2017)
377,625 (as of 2008 - estimate)
|Population density :||213 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||7.7 km 2 (about 3 mi 2 ) of
which 7.7 km 2 (about 3 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||223 m|
|Postal code :||52773|
|Area code :||+1 563|
|GNIS ID :||0462603|
|Mayor :||Kristal Koberg-Schaefer|
Walcott is a small town in the transition area of Scott County to Muscatine County in the state of Iowa . The Mississippi River flows around 17 km south of the urban area, locally deviating from its main direction from east to west.
In 2017, Walcott had 1,640 residents.
The place was founded in 1854 and is named after William Walcott , then director of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad , who made a significant contribution to the construction of the first school in Walcott with a donation of USD 500.
Low land prices enabled numerous German, Scottish and Irish immigrants to settle in 1857. While the settlers of Scottish-Irish origin, mostly employed in railway construction, moved further west around 1871, the settlers, mainly from Schleswig-Holstein , but also from eastern and southern Germany, stayed on site, so that around 1910 around 90% of the agricultural land in the Scott County (Iowa) belonged to the descendants of German immigrants. For this reason, too, the seat of the so-called American / Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society is located in Walcott .
The City of Walcott parish was expanded to include additional properties north in 1973. These are located at the junction of Interstate 80 and today consist of the “Iowa 80” truck stop complex .
- Geographical position: 41 ° 35'25 "north latitude, 90 ° 46'23" west longitude
- Area: 7.7 km²
- Population: 1528 (2000 census)
- Population density: 199.3 inhabitants per km²