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Cities & States

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

State 0f Iowa Demographics

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.



The latest employment scorecard for the State of Iowa for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Iowa has a mixed current employment scorecard. Its labor force and labor force participation rate both declined about one percent, while its unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent. The unemployment rate is at a very good 3.3 percent, and the actual labor force participation rate, while declining, is a very healthy 68.4 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Iowa, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

iowa demographics

View more Iowa demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Iowa below. More employment information for the State of Iowa and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

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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