Population of Cities in Iowa (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
40
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 40 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Iowa is Des Moines , with a population of 216,553 people.

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.

132,241

Davenport

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

102,620

Iowa City

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

76,400

Waterloo

Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing.

66,974

Ames

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

67,565

Council Bluffs

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

62,552

Dubuque

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

58,069

Name 2018 Population
Des Moines 216,553
Cedar Rapids132,241
Davenport102,620
Sioux City 83,284
Iowa City76,400
Ames67,565
Waterloo66,974
Ankeny63,663
Council Bluffs62,552
Dubuque58,069
West Des Moines 47,685
Cedar Falls41,480
Marion40,260
Bettendorf36,169
Urbandale 33,153
Mason City27,534
Marshalltown27,044
Clinton25,337
Burlington24,967
Fort Dodge24,155
Ottumwa24,059
Johnston23,968
Muscatine23,814
Waukee23,066
Coralville20,751
North Liberty19,202
Altoona18,866
Indianola16,271
Newton14,982
Grimes 13,119
Boone12,477
Clive 11,981
Norwalk 11,472
Oskaloosa11,431
Spencer11,014
Storm Lake10,817
Fairfield10,496
Fort Madison10,339
Pella 10,325
Le Mars10,187
Pleasant Hill10,160
Waverly10,149
Keokuk10,127
Carroll9,877
Grinnell9,183
Denison8,400
Mount Pleasant8,288
Perry8,122
Creston7,807
Decorah7,804
Clear Lake7,635
Sioux Center7,635
Webster City7,618
Washington7,476
Charles City7,453
Hiawatha7,258
Knoxville7,205
Nevada6,797
Bondurant6,586
Atlantic6,449
Eldridge6,427
Orange City6,273
Independence5,996
Maquoketa 5,955
Oelwein5,904
Estherville5,838
Asbury5,671
Algona5,619
Winterset5,487
Red Oak5,486
Anamosa5,470
Glenwood5,425
Clarinda5,315
Centerville5,267
De Witt5,211
Spirit Lake5,188
Osceola5,179
Vinton5,137
Iowa Falls5,100
Manchester5,011
Sheldon 4,992
Cherokee4,928
Windsor Heights4,923
Adel4,889
Shenandoah 4,870
Harlan4,820
Evansdale4,732
Sergeant Bluff4,703
Polk City4,616
Humboldt4,516
Mount Vernon4,450
Carlisle 4,288
Camanche4,275
Jefferson4,217
Chariton4,141
Hamn4,115
Dyersville 3,972
Le Claire3,960
Monticello3,882
Tiffin3,812
Rock Valley3,808
Cresco3,788
Carter Lake3,772
Huxley3,752
Forest City 3,742
Albia3,729
Waukon3,713
West Liberty3,707
Emmetsburg3,690
Robins3,651
Osage3,616
Eagle Grove3,409
Story City3,402
New Hamn3,398
Tin3,245
Williamsburg3,159
Milford3,131
Garner3,007
West Burlington2,913
Tama2,851
Onawa2,824
Wilton 2,813
Clarion2,753
Fairfax2,699
Solon2,693
Bloomfield2,691
Eldora2,643
Grundy Center2,636
Missouri Valley2,608
Madrid2,599
Kalona2,568
Sibley2,562
Jesup 2,534
Center Point2,528
Hawarden2,501
Rock Rapids2,498
Marengo2,471
Belle Plaine2,430
West Union2,367
Mitchellville 2,355
Hudson2,334
Lamoni2,330
Belmond2,330
Hull2,326
West Branch 2,315
Ely2,294
La Porte City2,227
Lisbon2,212
Bellevue2,207
Toledo2,169
Rockwell City2,133
Ida Grove2,105
Lake Mills2,094
Sac City2,049
Colfax2,024
Wapello2,018
Northwood2,012
Sigourney1,979
Ogden1,976
Epworth1,970
Sumner 1,953
Atkins1,950
Alta1,947
Parkersburg1,938
Britt1,910
Audubon1,908
Monroe1,876
Cascade 1,870
Leon1,858
Dallas Center1,852
Denver1,847
New London1,835
Postville 1,827
Columbus Junction1,812
Guttenberg1,812
Greenfield1,779
Peosta1,739
Durant 1,731
Prairie City1,728
Blue Grass 1,707
Farley1,692
Lake City1,689
Mount Ayr1,687
Remsen1,670
Pocahontas1,666
Pleasantville1,663
Traer1,645
Corydon1,639
Walcott 1,634
Reinbeck1,629
Hartley1,620
Moville1,619
Manson1,608
Nashua 1,587
Mediapolis1,561
Avoca1,531
Oakland1,501
Ackley 1,495
Guthrie Center1,491
Slater1,491