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There are 117 USDA backed residential loans in Muscatine county with an average loan balance of $115,108. Over 76% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $116,338. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,401 SqFt. Muscatine county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.

The size of Muscatine County is roughly 1,165 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Muscatine cover 119 square kilometers of the county. Approximately 10.3% of Muscatine County is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Muscatine County is 5. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.

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Ardon   •   *Atalissa   •   *Conesville   •   Cranston   •   Fairport   •   Fruitland   •   Midway Beach   •   Montpelier   •   Moscow   •   Muscatine   •   New Era   •   *Nichols   •   Pleasant Prairie   •   *Stockton   •   Sweetland Center   •   *West Liberty   •   *Wilton

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Muscatine County.

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Muscatine County, Iowa
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Muscatine County is located in the southeastern part of Iowa, within the United States of America. The county was established in 1836 as Bloomington County, but its name was changed to Muscatine County in 1843 to avoid confusion with another Bloomington County in Indiana. The county's current name is derived from the Mascouten Native American tribe, who once inhabited the area near the Mississippi River.

Muscatine County's rich history dates back thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Native American tribes, including the Sauk and Meskwaki, called the land home and hunted along the Mississippi River. The region first drew attention from European explorers in the late 1600s with the arrival of French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet.

The first significant wave of European-American settlement began in the early 1830s, with settlers attracted by fertile soil and the Mississippi River's access for transportation. Muscatine County grew rapidly, with agriculture becoming the primary industry. The area became well-known for its production of melons, fruits, and vegetables, especially sweet watermelons.

Industry later branched out to include pearl button manufacturing, making Muscatine County the "Pearl Button Capital of the World" in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city of Muscatine, the county seat, was home to several button factories that produced millions of pearl buttons harvested from the Mississippi River's freshwater mussels. This made it an essential center of the garment industry.

One fun fact about Muscatine County: Mark Twain, the famous American author, worked in the city of Muscatine as a young journalist for the Muscatine Journal newspaper in the mid-1850s. It is said that Twain's experiences in Muscatine County greatly influenced his writings, including his American classic novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Muscatine County
3854 Highway 22
Muscatine, IA

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1294 Elder Ridge Rd
West Liberty, IA

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317 E 2nd St
Wilton, IA

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