Nationwide Claims to Fame

Iowa is 4th out of 51 other states in Home ownership rate

Iowa is 6th out of 51 other states in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Iowa is 7th out of 51 other states in Race - White

Iowa is 8th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

Iowa is 9th out of 51 other states in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Iowa is 22nd out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

Iowa is 23rd out of 51 other states in Size in square miles

Iowa is 26th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

Iowa is 27th out of 51 other states in Retail sales per capita

Iowa is 28th out of 51 other states in Income per household

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Current population (2012) 3,074,186 30th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 55,857.1 23rd 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 54.5 37th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 26th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.5% 22nd 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.3% 8th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.3% 9th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.9% 37th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Race - White 92.8% 7th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 3.2% 39th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 37th 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.0% 31st 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 30th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 44th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.3% 34th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.0% 6th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Female residents 50.4% 34th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.2% 38th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Housing units 1,340,529 30th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 18.5% 34th 25.9%
Households 1,219,137 30th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 73.0% 4th 66.1%
Home median value $121,300 44th $186,200
People per household 2.4 46th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 9,501 31st 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Income per capita $26,110 29th $27,915
Income per household $50,451 28th $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.9% 38th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Iowa Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 80,113 30th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,263,665 29th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 259,931 30th 27,092,908
Retail sales $39,234,649 30th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,172 27th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $4,737,719 33rd $613,795,732

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