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Cities and Towns

State of Iowa

Iowa, abbreviated "IA", is in the West North Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Des Moines. There were 3,078,116 people in Iowa as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on December 28, 1846.

Please explore the cities and towns of Iowa, below.

Top Iowa College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS - 2015).

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Des Moines 10 10,974
2 Cedar Rapids 8 18,176
3 Davenport 7 66,200
4 Dubuque 6 5,418
5 Sioux City 5 10,649
6 Mason City 3 3,326
7 Waterloo 3 5,906
8 Cedar Falls 3 12,392
9 Iowa City 3 30,071
10 Marshalltown 2 2,066
11 Storm Lake 2 2,317
12 Ottumwa 2 4,458
13 Fort Dodge 2 5,747
14 Council Bluffs 2 6,604
15 Ankeny 2 23,818
16 Ames 2 34,551
17 Cresco 1 9
18 Spirit Lake 1 14
19 Fort Madison 1 27
20 Anamosa 1 33

Largest Iowa Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Ackley 1,546
Ackworth 39
Adair 890
Adel 3,940
Afton 917
Agency 694
Ainsworth 589
Akron 1,364
Albert City 672
Albia 3,788
Albion 430
Alburnett 612
Alden 756
Alexander 190
Algona 5,513
Alleman 592
Allerton 474
Allison 1,184
Alta 1,919
Alta Vista 293

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 3,078,116
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,562,492
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,251
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,792

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,829
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $126,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 14.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Effigy Mounds (Monument/Memorial)
151 HWY 76
Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146-7519
563-873-3491

Herbert Hoover (Historic Site)
110 Parkside Drive
West Branch, Iowa 52358-0607
319-643-2541

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