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Iowa Population 2024

Iowa People
Iowa (U.S. state abbreviation is 'IA') is the midwestern state of United States, bordered by Minnesota to the north, Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west. Missouri and Mississippi rivers are bordered to east and west parts of Iowa state. Iowa population in 2024 is estimated to be 3.21 million, ranks 31st populous state in US. Its area is 58,272 sq miles (145,746 sq km), 26th largest by area rank. The state name derived from the Native American tribes Ioway people, Iowa means 'beautiful land'. Des Moines is the state capital of Iowa, other top cities include Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City and Waterloo. Ottumwa, Sioux City, Dubuque, Davenport and Des Moines are the most crime cities in Iowa State. Iowa state is the most productive agricultural state as the soil is very fertile, followed by Texas and California. The agricultural produce includes corn, oats and soybeans.

The population of Iowa 2019 is 3.16 million with change of 0.43%, compared to 0.40% in 2018. According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, IA population in 2020 is 3,190,369. Iowa population in 2023 is estimated to be 3.21 million, population in 2022 is estimated to be 3.207 million, and in 2021 is estimated to be 3.19 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20203,190,369census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

Iowa Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Iowa by race are, 90.57% are White Americans, Majority are Whites, followed by 5.7% Hispanic/Latino's, 2.2% are Asians, 3.4% are Black Americans, 0.3% are AIAN.

White Population

White population in Iowa are 2,824,197, percentage wise 90.57 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in Iowa are 106,762, percentage wise 3.42 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Iowa, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Iowa are 71,178, percentage wise 2.28 percent are asians, out of these 13,759 are Asian Indians, 14,173 are Chinese, 4,659 are Filipinos, 1,500 are Japanese, 6,818 are Korean, 9,620 are Vietnamese and 20,649 are other Asian nationals. 370 are Bangladeshi, 284 Bhutanese, 5,972 Burmese, 768 Cambodian, 5,284 Laotian, 402 Malaysian, 31 Mongolian, 1,159 Nepalese, 744 Pakistani, 170 Sri Lankan, 1,917 Thai, 455 Taiwanese.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Iowa are 178,294. Percentage wise 5.72 percent are hispanics, out of these 137,874 are Mexican people, 6,739 are Puerto Ricans, 2,217 are Cubans, and 31,464 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

913 are Native Hawaiians, 467 are Guamanian/Chamorro's and 246 are Samoans. 10,791 are American Indian and Alaska Natives, 147 are Navajo's, 800 are Cherokee tribals, 368 Chippewa tribals and 1484 are Sioux tribal groups.

Total Population3,118,102Percent
Black or African American106,7623.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,7910.346%
Cherokee tribal grouping8000.026%
Chippewa tribal grouping3680.012%
Navajo tribal grouping1470.005%
Sioux tribal grouping1,4840.048%
Asian Population71,1782.28%
Asian Indian13,7590.44%
Other Asian Population20,649
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,9130.09%
Native Hawaiian9130.029%
Guamanian or Chamorro4670.015%
Other Pacific Islander1,287
Some other race39,527
Hispanic or Latino178,2945.72%
Puerto Rican6,7390.22%
Other Hispanic or Latino31,464

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Iowa

The most populated city of Iowa state is Des Moines with 216,853 and second populous is Cedar Rapids with 133,174, followed by Davenport with 102,085, Sioux with 82,396, Iowa with 76,290, Waterloo with 67,798, Ames with 67,154, West Des Moines with 66,641, Ankeny with 65,284 and Council Bluffs with 62,421. Iowa Zip code starts with five.

1Des Moines216,853
2Cedar Rapids133,174
8West Des Moines66,641
10Council Bluffs62,421

Population Pyramid

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Iowa Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Iowa by age is 3,118,102, out of these 1,548,035 are male, 1,570,067 are female, The sex ratio of Iowa is 986. The Iowa population by age are, under 15 years is 606,347, 15 years and over is 2,511,755, 30 years and over is 1,875,166, 65 years and over is 501,026 and 85 years and over is 77,778. 49.65 percent are male, 50.35 percent are female, 19.45 percent are under 15 years old, 80.55 percent are 15 years and over, 60.14 percent are 30 years and over, 16.07 percent are 65 years and over, 2.49 percent are 85 years and over.

Languages spoken in IA

English is the Official language of the US state of Iowa. Languages spoken at home are, 92.3% are English, 3.95% are Spanish, 1.6% European languages and 1.54 are Asian Language speakers.
Asian Indian languages of IA state include, 934 speak Gujarati, 2827 Hindi, 662 Urdu, 355 Punjabi, 757 Bengali, 2797 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 1700 Other Indo-European languages, 2475 Telugu, 1195 Tamil and 694 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages.
Mid and East Asia languages are, 11798 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 844 Hmong, 1381 Japanese, 2964 Korean, 7939 Vietnamese, 663 Khmer, 5441 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages, 5342 Other languages of Asia and 2658 Tagalog (incl. Filipino).
1634 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 6462 Arabic, 358 Hebrew and 331 speak Persian (including Farsi, Dari).
People from Africa regional languages are, 2263 speak Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 1226 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa and 3908 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa.
European languages include 1878 Russian, 514 Polish, 8769 Serbo-Croatian, 1403 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 55 Armenian, 409 Greek, 5067, French (incl. Cajun), 515 Haitian, 981 Italian, 1299 Portuguese, 11483 German, 4334 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages.
Speak only English2,698,19892.35
Spanish Language115,2673.95
European Language47,0701.61
Asian Languages45,0281.54
Other Languages16,0540.55
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)

Iowa Education

IA state High scool and College level education stats as per table below:

Population 18 to 24 years321,484165,601155,883
Less than high school graduate33,44219,62813,814
High school graduate (includes equivalency)85,53049,35436,176
Some college or associates degree168,17082,45685,714
Bachelors degree or higher34,34214,16320,179
Population 25 years and over2,067,9141,009,4581,058,456
Less than 9th grade66,19034,31731,873
9th to 12th grade, no diploma102,45555,85446,601
High school graduate (includes equivalency)651,750335,671316,079
Some college, no degree440,583212,012228,571
Associates degree234,511101,838132,673
Bachelors degree386,963179,490207,473
Graduate or professional degree185,46290,27695,186
High school graduate or higher1,746,163841,754904,409
Bachelors degree or higher526,401246,767279,634
Black or African56,08130,03326,048
High school graduate or higher46,71724,86921,848
Bachelors degree or higher9,7735,0574,716
American Indian or Alaska Native alone6,7183,3873,331
High school graduate or higher5,7092,8042,905
Bachelors degree or higher1,011572439
High school graduate or higher34,80916,96517,844
Bachelors degree or higher20,14410,2039,941
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,602740862
High school graduate or higher1,236547689
Bachelors degree or higher257108149
Hispanic or Latino Origin83,55244,12139,431
High school graduate or higher50,60325,62324,980
Bachelors degree or higher10,4845,0075,477
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


As on 2017, the US State of Iowa stats of physically or mentally disabled people are as follows:

Total civilian non-institutionalized population356,551
Black or African American11,078
American Indian and Alaska Native alone1,851
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander156
Some other race2,528
With a hearing difficulty114,277
With a vision difficulty54,606
With a cognitive difficulty127,569
With an ambulatory difficulty168,273
With a self-care difficulty59,335
With an independent living difficulty108,528

Counties of Iowa

Iowa state is divided into 99 Counties, Polk is the populous County with 487,204, followed by Linn County with 225,909, Scott County with 173,283, Johnson County with 151,260 and Black Hawk County with 132,408.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adair County7,0537,0630.19089
Adams County3,6633,645-0.59999
Allamakee County13,80413,8320.25757
Appanoose County12,36312,4370.66160
Audubon County5,5665,506-1.19797
Benton County25,63325,64202424
Black Hawk County132,409132,408055
Boone County26,47626,346-0.52323
Bremer County24,82224,9470.52626
Buchanan County21,15621,1990.22929
Buena Vista County20,10219,874-1.13334
Butler County14,58214,539-0.35454
Calhoun County9,7499,699-0.57676
Carroll County20,27320,154-0.63131
Cass County13,12612,930-1.55858
Cedar County18,55118,6270.43838
Cerro Gordo County42,99742,647-0.81314
Cherokee County11,33011,321-0.16666
Chickasaw County12,03611,964-0.66363
Clarke County9,3319,42317978
Clay County16,15316,134-0.14648
Clayton County17,65017,556-0.54040
Clinton County46,90246,518-0.81212
Crawford County17,11917,1580.24341
Dallas County87,21590,1803.41010
Davis County8,9919,0170.38281
Decatur County7,9437,890-0.78686
Delaware County17,15817,069-0.54243
Des Moines County39,32039,138-0.51616
Dickinson County17,17317,153-0.14142
Dubuque County97,00996,854-0.288
Emmet County9,4149,253-1.77879
Fayette County19,70819,660-0.23535
Floyd County15,76115,76104949
Franklin County10,15910,124-0.37273
Fremont County6,9526,9930.69191
Greene County8,9698,9810.18382
Grundy County12,32212,304-0.16262
Guthrie County10,66710,7200.56968
Hamilton County15,06914,952-0.85152
Hancock County10,77310,712-0.66869
Hardin County17,00716,868-0.84545
Harrison County14,12914,13405555
Henry County20,06020,06703432
Howard County9,2199,187-0.38080
Humboldt County9,5789,547-0.37777
Ida County6,8566,841-0.29292
Iowa County16,11816,1410.14747
Jackson County19,36819,4320.33636
Jasper County36,98537,1470.41717
Jefferson County18,23318,3810.83939
Johnson County149,213151,2601.444
Jones County20,68420,7440.33030
Keokuk County10,14910,2250.77372
Kossuth County14,97014,908-0.45353
Lee County34,24334,055-0.52121
Linn County224,277225,9090.722
Louisa County11,20311,169-0.36767
Lucas County8,5508,6451.18585
Lyon County11,79711,8110.16464
Madison County16,03016,2491.44846
Mahaska County22,19722,000-0.92828
Marion County33,10533,4070.92222
Marshall County40,14839,981-0.41515
Mills County15,05315,0630.15251
Mitchell County10,57010,56907170
Monona County8,7468,679-0.88484
Monroe County7,8157,790-0.38787
Montgomery County10,11110,003-1.17474
Muscatine County42,89242,9290.11413
O'Brien County13,81213,8400.25656
Osceola County6,0396,04009696
Page County15,26315,249-0.15050
Palo Alto County9,0598,929-1.48183
Plymouth County25,09125,09502525
Pocahontas County6,8406,740-1.59393
Polk County481,086487,2041.311
Pottawattamie County93,51093,533099
Poweshiek County18,56318,6990.73737
Ringgold County5,0294,968-1.29898
Sac County9,7969,719-0.87575
Scott County172,692173,2830.333
Shelby County11,57711,57806565
Sioux County34,84134,9090.22020
Story County97,26098,1050.977
Tama County17,05516,904-0.94444
Taylor County6,1486,1910.79595
Union County12,48112,359-16061
Van Buren County7,1647,020-28990
Wapello County35,10735,2050.31919
Warren County50,10251,0561.91111
Washington County22,25722,141-0.52727
Wayne County6,4866,401-1.39494
Webster County36,64336,277-11818
Winnebago County10,58810,518-0.77071
Winneshiek County20,13120,029-0.53233
Woodbury County102,052102,5390.566
Worth County7,4617,453-0.18888
Wright County12,74912,690-0.55959


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