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Information and Statistics

Population
According to the most recent census figures, Iowa's estimated population is 2,926,324, ranking Iowa as 30th in population and 23rd in land area.


Largest cities:

Des Moines: 198,682
Cedar Rapids: 120,758
Davenport: 98,359
Sioux City: 85,013
Waterloo: 68,947
Iowa City: 62,220
Council Bluffs: 58,268
Dubuque: 57,686
Ames: 50,731
West Des Moines: 46,403


In the United States, Iowa ranks:
First in Soybean production
First in Egg production
First in Corn production
First in Hog production
Eighth in Cattle & Calf production
Twelfth in Milk production


Education
Iowa has three state universities, 62 public and private colleges and 28 community colleges.


Geography and Climate
Iowa is centrally located in the heart of North America, a welcoming place to stop and visit. With the Missouri River to the west and the Mississippi to the east, Iowa is the only state bordered by two navigable rivers.
A farm north of Sibley in Osceola County marks Iowa's highest point, 1,670 feet above sea level. Conversely, Iowa's lowest point is at the confluence to the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers in Lee County, 470 feet above sea level.
Iowa's four distinct seasons provide a wide range of temperature variation through the year - a perfect place to celebrate summertime sunshine and winter wonders!


Industry

The largest source of personal income for Iowans is manufacturing, followed by services, retail/wholesale trade and government.


Agriculture

Producing food, fuel, clothing and medicine for the world, agriculture is a leading industry in Iowa, a state with more than 97,000 farms. One Iowa farm family grows enough food and fiber to feed 279 people, one-fourth of whom live overseas.

 

 

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