List of Largest Cities in Iowa

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  • Post last modified:December 1, 2021

Iowa is a state in the Midwest of the United States, surrounded by the Mississippi River and the Big Sioux River. It is the only state in the United States that is fully bounded by rivers on both the eastern and western sides. According to 2013 estimates, the states spanned an area of 145,743 km2 with a density of 21 km2 and had a population of 3,090,426 people.

Des Moines is the biggest and capital city of Iowa State, located in the Polk and Warren counties. Incorporated in 1851, the city has a total population of 207,510 projected in 2013 on a total area of 213 km2 with a density of 900 people per square mile. At 1,074 people per square kilometer, Iowa City has the greatest population density.

Des Moines, Iowa. Image by Tony Walker from Pixabay
RankNamePopulationArea (km²)Density
( inhabitants/km²)
County
1Des Moines207,510230900Polk, Warren
2Cedar Rapids128,429183700Linn
3Davenport102,157162626Scott
4Sioux City82,459150548Woodbury, Plymouth
5Iowa City71,591661,074Johnson
6Waterloo68,366159430Black Hawk
7Council Bluffs61,969111558Pottawattamie
8Ames61,79263979Story
9West Des Moines61,255119511Polk, Dallas, Warren
10Dubuque58,25378746Dubuque
11Ankeny51,56776678Polk
12Urbandale41,77657729Polk, Dallas
13Cedar Falls40,56674544Black Hawk
14Marion36,14741869Linn
15Bettendorf34,70754631Scott
16Marshalltown27,84449557Marshall
17Mason City27,70471384Cerro Gordo
18Clinton26,47391290Clinton
19Burlington25,72537685Des Moines
20Ottumwa24,84041604Wapello
21Fort Dodge24,63941592Webster
22Muscatine23,03445507Muscatine
23Coralville20,09231646Johnson
24Johnston19,79844445Polk
25Waukee17,07734488Dallas

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