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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 3,118,102 people in Iowa as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Des Moines99,196
2Davenport746,646
3Dubuque65,427
4Sioux City610,022
5Cedar Rapids617,928
6Cedar Falls412,179
7Mason City33,166
8Iowa City332,229
9Storm Lake22,007
10Marshalltown22,034
11Ottumwa24,143
12Fort Dodge25,828
13Council Bluffs26,128
14Waterloo26,227
15Ankeny223,338
16Ames236,253
17Cresco10
18Clive10
19Spirit Lake111
20Mt. Pleasant124

Largest Iowa Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Ackley1,729
Ackworth217
Adair855
Adel4,103
Afton891
Agency605
Ainsworth510
Akron1,532
Albert City620
Albia3,766
Albion572
Alburnett647
Alden814
Alexander154
Algona5,488
Alleman437
Allerton537
Allison1,224
Alta2,188
Alta Vista338

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,118,102
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+1,573,318
Age of the Population38.1

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,640
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,270

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,270
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$740
Median House Value$137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish13.3%
English7.9%
Norwegian4.9%
Dutch4.1%
Swedish2.6%
Italian2.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Czech1.8%
Danishn1.7%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.7%
African0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
German0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Somali0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, 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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