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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 3,106,589 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 Moines109,563
2Davenport751,199
3Dubuque65,434
4Cedar Rapids618,178
5Sioux City510,162
6Mason City33,314
7Waterloo36,175
8Cedar Falls312,225
9Iowa City332,090
10Marshalltown22,012
11Storm Lake22,132
12Ottumwa24,423
13Fort Dodge25,763
14Council Bluffs26,122
15Ankeny222,720
16Ames236,452
17Clive10
18Cresco18
19Spirit Lake111
20Mt. Pleasant128

Largest Iowa Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Ackley1,738
Ackworth66
Adair813
Adel4,030
Afton967
Agency619
Ainsworth451
Akron1,485
Albert City589
Albia3,795
Albion573
Alburnett633
Alden769
Alexander150
Algona5,496
Alleman499
Allerton549
Allison1,222
Alta2,104
Alta Vista301

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,106,589
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+1,560,119
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,666
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,468

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,419
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$132,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Irish13.5%
English8.2%
Norwegian5%
Dutch4.1%
Swedish2.7%
Italian2.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Czech1.8%
Danishn1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.3%
Welsh0.7%
African0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Greek0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, 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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