Latest Data (2016)
Population 74,398
Nationwide Rank 470

Quick Facts

Iowa City, Iowa is the 470th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Iowa City, Iowa is a city.

Iowa City, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Iowa City had its largest population ever.

Iowa City, Iowa's growth is about average. 45% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Iowa City, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
460 Arlington Heights, Illinois 75,525 -1.2%
461 Union City, California 75,322 11.6%
462 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 75,293 5.6%
463 Evanston, Illinois 74,895 1.0%
464 Jonesboro, Arkansas 74,889 34.2%
465 Franklin, Tennessee 74,794 61.2%
466 Missouri City, Texas 74,561 39.3%
467 Bolingbrook, Illinois 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg, Illinois 74,446 -1.1%
469 Camden, New Jersey 74,420 -6.7%
470 Iowa City, Iowa 74,398 18.3%
471 Warner Robins, Georgia 74,388 49.4%
472 Appleton, Wisconsin 74,370 5.6%
473 Rapid City, South Dakota 74,048 23.3%
474 New Braunfels, Texas 73,959 91.6%
475 Albany, Georgia 73,801 -3.7%
476 Temple, Texas 73,600 33.3%
477 Flower Mound, Texas 73,547 42.0%
478 Rochester Hills, Michigan 73,422 6.4%
479 Southfield, Michigan 73,100 -6.6%
480 Rock Hill, South Carolina 72,937 43.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
207 Cedar Rapids 131,127 7.6%
296 Davenport 102,612 4.4%
406 Sioux City 82,872 -2.4%
470 Iowa City 74,398 18.3%
521 Waterloo 67,934 -1.2%
546 Ames 66,191 29.9%
561 West Des Moines 64,560 36.8%
584 Council Bluffs 62,524 7.1%
639 Ankeny 58,627 112.5%
642 Dubuque 58,531 1.4%
873 Urbandale 43,018 45.8%
914 Cedar Falls 41,390 14.3%
988 Marion 38,480 44.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 74,398 470
2015 74,220 464
2014 73,415 464
2013 71,591 468
2012 70,133 474
2011 69,094 476
2010 67,862 478
2009 69,086 463
2008 67,768 467
2007 66,775 468
2006 66,006 471
2005 65,641 465
2004 65,436 458
2003 64,602 453
2002 63,936 456
2001 63,554 455
2000 62,865 456
1990 59,780 407