Population of Cities in Iowa (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
39
10,000 to 100,000

The state of Iowa is the 30th most-populous state in the United States with a population of 3.1 million people. Its state capital, Des Moines, is the most populated city in the state, with a population of over 210,000 people. The second most populous city is Cedar Rapids, with just over 130,000, while Davenport has over 102,000 residents, making it the third most populous and rounding out all cities with populations that exceed 100,000. The state has a total of 37 cities with populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000.

In all, Iowa has 947 incorporated cities. These cities are spread across 99 counties. Any area that is incorporated in this state is designated as a city with no regards to population counts. There are six different types of government structures for cities in Iowa to choose from. Many have the mayor-council form of government. There are multiple cities that have less than 500 residents, many which have even less than 100. The least populous cities in the state include Beaconsfield in Ringgold County and Le Roy located in Decatur County, each of which have populations of just 15 people per the 2010 U.S. Census.

Iowa has 0 cities with more than a million people, 3 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 39 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Iowa is Des Moines, with a population of 217,446 people.

Des Moines

NBC once named Iowa's biggest city as the Wealthiest City in America.

217,446

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is known as the City of Five Seasons and features a sculpture in the downtown area and other references throughout the city.

132,798

Davenport

Davenport is the largest city of the Quad Cities of Iowa.

102,624

Sioux City

Once named as one of the best cities in America to live, population numbers have declined in recent years due to higher crime rates and disinvestment.

83,499

Iowa City

Iowa City is the only UNESCO City of Literature in North America.

77,401

Waterloo

Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing.

66,494

Ames

Ames was once named as one of the country's Best Places to Live by CNNMoney.

68,252

West Des Moines

This city was first incorporated in 1893 under the name Valley Junction.

67,767

Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs, once known as Kanesville, was the starting point for the Mormon Trail.

62,566

Dubuque

This city has led the state in job growth and has had one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.

57,838

Name 2019 Population
Des Moines217,446
Cedar Rapids132,798
Davenport102,624
Sioux City83,499
Iowa City77,401
Ames68,252
West Des Moines67,767
Waterloo66,494
Ankeny66,181
Council Bluffs62,566
Dubuque57,838
Urbandale45,115
Cedar Falls41,525
Marion41,150
Bettendorf36,390
Mason City27,586
Marshalltown26,902
Johnston25,395
Clinton25,146
Waukee24,957
Burlington24,812
Fort Dodge24,012
Ottumwa23,845
Muscatine23,764
Coralville20,928
North Liberty19,543
Altoona19,330
Clive18,017
Indianola16,514
Newton14,956
Grimes13,751
Boone12,410
Norwalk11,913
Oskaloosa11,385
Spencer10,952
Storm Lake10,839
Fairfield10,641
Pella10,366
Pleasant Hill10,365
Le Mars10,313
Fort Madison10,210
Waverly10,177
Keokuk9,975
Carroll9,842
Grinnell9,199
Denison8,446
Perry8,278
Mount Pleasant8,236
Creston7,796
Decorah7,747
Sioux Center7,702
Clear Lake7,658
Webster City7,549
Washington7,502
Charles City7,451
Hiawatha7,281
Knoxville7,187
Bondurant6,981
Nevada6,793
Eldridge6,492
Atlantic6,344
Orange City6,320
Independence5,985
Maquoketa5,946
Oelwein5,828
Estherville5,786
Asbury5,769
Algona5,671
Winterset5,595
Red Oak5,491
Anamosa5,490
Glenwood5,483
Clarinda5,280
Osceola5,250
Spirit Lake5,239
Centerville5,228
De Witt5,200
Adel5,187
Sheldon5,184
Vinton5,134
Iowa Falls5,086
Manchester4,990
Windsor Heights4,893
Cherokee4,893
Shenandoah4,819
Sergeant Bluff4,779
Harlan4,764
Polk City4,710
Evansdale4,705
Humboldt4,495
Mount Vernon4,453
Carlisle4,447
Camanche4,250
Jefferson4,241
Tiffin4,215
Dyersville4,208
Chariton4,116
Forest City4,064
Hamn4,053
Le Claire3,953
Monticello3,905
Rock Valley3,847
Huxley3,826
Cresco3,778
Carter Lake3,766
Robins3,709
Waukon3,703
Albia3,701
West Liberty3,700
Emmetsburg3,656
Osage3,612
Eagle Grove3,400
Story City3,398
New Hamn3,385
Tin3,259
Milford3,169
Williamsburg3,149
Garner2,973
West Burlington2,897
Tama2,861
Wilton2,818
Onawa2,802
Fairfax2,767
Clarion2,747
Solon2,746
Bloomfield2,715
Jesup2,649
Eldora2,634
Grundy Center2,611
Madrid2,600
Kalona2,585
Missouri Valley2,581
Sibley2,532
Center Point2,530
Hawarden2,488
Rock Rapids2,472
Marengo2,461
West Branch2,437
Belle Plaine2,418
Mitchellville2,369
Ely2,366
Hull2,356
West Union2,353
Belmond2,333
Hudson2,322
Lamoni2,318
Cascade2,311
Bellevue2,222
Lisbon2,214
La Porte City2,206
Toledo2,160
Rockwell City2,131
Lake Mills2,108
Ida Grove2,097
Postville2,086
Sac City2,021
Northwood2,018
Colfax2,015
Wapello2,006
Atkins2,002
Epworth1,980
Sigourney1,975
Ogden1,966
Sumner1,962
Alta1,954
Parkersburg1,931
Dallas Center1,905
Monroe1,891
Britt1,886
Audubon1,877
Denver1,850
Leon1,847
Durant1,838
New London1,821
Guttenberg1,798
Columbus Junction1,794
Peosta1,779
Blue Grass1,765
Greenfield1,747
Prairie City1,736
Farley1,694
Lake City1,694
Mount Ayr1,691
Remsen1,680
Pleasantville1,660
Corydon1,657
Pocahontas1,644
Traer1,639
Walcott1,633
Reinbeck1,626
Hartley1,621
Moville1,618
Manson1,605
Stuart1,583
Nashua1,579
Mediapolis1,565
Avoca1,540
Ackley1,528
Granger1,510
Urbana1,499