Population Demographics

  • The state's population is 95.9% native born and 4.1% foreign born.
  • 89.9% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 23.1% have college degrees.
  • The majority (91.3%) of the Iowa population is White.
  • Men make up 49.5% of the population and women make up 50.5%.
  • Iowa has the 31st largest state population. It has a population of 3,046,355 people.
  • The state's residents are 56.0% married and 44.0% single.

» More about the Iowa Population including race, age and gender data.


  • In Iowa, the median worker income is $27,055. This is lower than the national average of $29,701.
  • Of workers, 75.2% commute under 25 mins, 17.7% travel 25-45 mins, and 7.1% have a commute time of over 45 mins.
  • As of the last census, the Iowa unemployment rate of 5.3% was better than the 7.9% national average.
  • The average worker works 39 hours a week in Iowa.
  • Iowa has a poverty rate of 10.6%.

» More about the Iowa economy including unemployment and income trends.


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New York, NY

Population: 8,175,133

Avg. Income: $33,260

Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,792,621

Avg. Income: $25,922

Chicago, IL

Population: 2,695,598

Avg. Income: $29,913

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Population: 2,099,451

Avg. Income: $25,358

Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,526,006

Avg. Income: $27,856