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  •   State: 
    40° 23′ N to 43° 30′ N | 90° 8′ W to 96° 38′ W
      Area total: 
    56,273 sq mi (145,746 km²) [36,014,485.760 acres]
      Area land: 
    55,857 sq mi (144,669 km²) [35,746,579.200 acres]
      Area water: 
    0.737% = 416 sq mi (1,077 km²) [267,906.560 acres]
    1,671 ft (509 m) Hawkeye Point
    December 28, 1846 (29nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Des Moines

  • Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    57.1/sq mi (22.0/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $231,108 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.96% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.94% from 2021.  13.2% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  14,248. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  6.4%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $72,221 respectively per capita 2023 = $75,155.
      Housing units: 
    1,438,565 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.8% increase compared to 2020, specifically 25,776 more housing units.

Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north. In colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish Louisiana; its state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U.S states. Its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live. Its nickname is the Hawkeye State. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east; the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west; the northern boundary is a line along 43 degrees, 30 minutes north latitude. The southern border is the Des Moines River and a not-quite-straight line along approximately 40 degrees 35 minutes north, as decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Missouri v. Iowa (1849) after a standoff between Missouri and Iowa known as the Honey War.

Iowa is more popularly known as the “American Heartland” hence, Iowa is located in almost central north region of the country as shown in the Iowa location map. It is a landlocked state that shares boundary with Minnesota in the north, South Dakota in the north-west, Nebraska in the west, Missouri in the south, Illinois in the east and south-east, and Wisconsin makes boundary with it in the north-east.

In fact, Iowa’s economy is largely agriculture based and it is heart of the Corn Belt of the US. This is because it is known as Food Capital of the World. However, in the modern world, the Iowa US has many other sectors developed and contribute equally in states income, for example manufacturing, processing, biotechnology, financial services, and green energy production. The most interesting fact about the Iowa US is, it is recognized as one of the safest states where to live.

The map of Iowa state is very helpful for the detail geographic information about the state. To find the city, route direction, climate, and many other facts, people need Iowa state maps. However, the given detailed Iowa map gives the information about the major cities including the largest capital city Des Moines, and other small but significant cities and towns. The Iowa state map also illustrates the railways and roadways with numbers in details so that you can find the route and distance in minutes.

Nobody does a state fair like Iowa! Visit the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines for its 600-pound butter cow (aka 600 pounds of butter that look like a cow) and Blue Ribbon Kids Club, which features hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes fair tours for kids ages 10 and under. The Iowa State Fair takes place every August.

The US State Iowa occupies 144,667 m², about 1,58 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Iowa with 3,145,711 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 7,5 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 231,903 fewer people. The capital Des Moines alone has 217,446 inhabitants.

Des Moines became the capital in 1857 -- the previous capital was Iowa City. Des Moines suffered several floods in the 1950s, and despite flood control measures constructed on the Des Moines River, was again inundated in 1993.

Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed entirely by rivers. Iowa has 99 counties, but 100 county seats because Lee County has two. The state capital, Des Moines, is in Polk County. Iowa's bedrock geology generally increases in age from west to east. In northwest Iowa, Cretaceous bedrock can be 74 million years old; in eastern Iowa Cambrian bedrock dates to c. 500 million years ago. Iowa is generally not flat; most of the state consists of rolling hills. Iowa can be divided into eight landforms based on glaciation, soils, topography, and river drainage. Loess hills lie along the western border of the state, some of which are several hundred feet thick. Northeast Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Area, consisting of steep hills and valleys which appear almost mountainous. Several natural lakes exist, most notably Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa (see Iowa Great Lakes). To the east lies Clear Lake. Man-made lakes include Lake Odessa, Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, and Rathbun Lake. The state's northwest area has many remnants of the once common wetlands, such as Barringer Slough. Iowa has a humid continental climate throughout the state (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with extremes of both heat and cold. The average annual temperature at Des Moines is 50 °F (10 °C); for some locations in the north the figure is under 45 °F (7 °C), while Keokuk, on the Mississippi River, averages 52 °F (11 °C). Winters are often harsh and snowfall is common.

Iowa is known under different nicknames; aka Hawkeye State and detailed official information about Iowa can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Iowa, IA about 340,626 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.11 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Iowa are about 291,165 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $65,645 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $64,876, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $66,414 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Iowa = 76.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 62. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 92. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Iowa = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Iowa = 32.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 30.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 93. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 85.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 3,190,369 individuals with a median age of 38.1 age the population grows by 2.67% in Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 57.1/sq mi (22.0/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.42 people per household in the 1,197,795 households with an average household income of $61,691 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.20% of the available work force and has dropped -2.08% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.64%. The number of physicians in Iowa per 100,000 population = 175.3.

The percentage of housing units in Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 66.02%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 44 years with median home cost = $113,750 and home appreciation of -0.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.05 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,116 per student. There are 12.9 students for each teacher in the school, 337 students for each Librarian and 411 students for each Counselor. 7.49% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.46% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.94% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Iowa's population of 1,194,020 residents in 1870 has increased 1,43-fold to 3,190,369 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.61% female residents and 49.39% male residents live in Iowa, USA.

    As of 2020, 59.69% in Iowa are married and the remaining 40.31% are single population.

  • 20.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Iowa require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.96% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.59% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.99% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.72% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Iowa, 66.02% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 24.83% are vacant.

  • 55.51% of the population in Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 44.390%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 53.930%) of those eligible to vote in Iowa.

Skyline of Iowa

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