Cities & States

Des Moines
Population: 208,020
Cedar Rapids
Population: 128,829
Population: 101,863
Sioux City
Population: 82,792
Iowa City
Population: 71,832
Population: 68,432
Population: 62,815
Council Bluffs
Population: 62,309
West Des Moines
Population: 61,266
Population: 58,409

Polk County
Population: 438,307
Linn County
Population: 213,425
Scott County
Population: 167,080
Johnson County
Population: 134,034
Black Hawk County
Population: 131,468
Woodbury County
Population: 102,155
Dubuque County
Population: 94,411
Pottawattamie County
Population: 92,962
Story County
Population: 90,750
Dallas County
Population: 69,526


Iowa Employment Profile

When some people think of cornfields when they think of The Hawkeye State, Iowa’s economy benefits from an “agronomic ecosystem.” It may start with corn, but corn is just the beginning, extending into the food processing, new construction materials and even renewal fuel industries, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. “Our agronomic ecosystem creates industries not just products.” While agriculture played an historic role in Iowa’s economy, the state become more diversified in the 1980s when it became more dependent on manufacturing, biotechnology, finance and government services.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by manufacturing; retail trade; health care and social assistance; and finance and insurance; respectively.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
5.4% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Iowa

Directory of Counties in Iowa

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