Population of Cities in Iowa (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
3
100,000 to 1 Million
37
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 37 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Iowa is Des Moines, with a population of 210,330 people.

Des Moines

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

210,330

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.

130,405

Davenport

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

102,582

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.

82,821

Iowa City

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

74,220

Waterloo

Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing.

68,460

Ames

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

65,060

West Des Moines

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

64,113

Council Bluffs

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

62,597

Dubuque

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

58,799

Name 2017 Population
Des Moines210,330
Cedar Rapids130,405
Davenport102,582
Sioux City82,821
Iowa City74,220
Waterloo68,460
Ames65,060
West Des Moines64,113
Council Bluffs62,597
Dubuque58,799
Ankeny56,764
Urbandale44,062
Cedar Falls41,255
Marion37,330
Bettendorf35,505
Marshalltown27,620
Mason City27,366
Clinton26,064
Burlington25,410
Fort Dodge24,649
Ottumwa24,624
Muscatine23,968
Johnston20,871
Coralville20,608
Waukee18,990
Clive17,419
Altoona16,984
North Liberty15,931
Indianola15,467
Newton15,125
Boone12,692
Oskaloosa11,607
Spencer11,212
Storm Lake10,910
Fort Madison10,717
Grimes10,676
Keokuk10,609
Pella10,363
Norwalk10,135
Waverly10,066
Carroll9,968
Fairfield9,892
Le Mars9,761
Pleasant Hill9,314
Grinnell9,141
Mount Pleasant8,433
Denison8,334
Perry8,089
Decorah7,907
Creston7,854
Webster City7,814
Clear Lake7,590
Sioux Center7,461
Charles City7,455
Washington7,408
Knoxville7,248
Hiawatha7,199
Atlantic6,833
Nevada6,831
Eldridge6,232
Orange City6,198
Oelwein6,153
Independence6,028
Estherville6,011
Maquoketa5,989
Red Oak5,472
Algona5,470
Anamosa5,469
Clarinda5,418
Centerville5,372
Asbury5,291
Glenwood5,253
De Witt5,242
Iowa Falls5,195
Winterset5,176
Vinton5,148
Sheldon5,088
Manchester5,073
Cherokee5,030
Shenandoah5,021
Spirit Lake5,018
Harlan5,002
Bondurant4,996
Osceola4,972
Windsor Heights4,889
Evansdale4,812
Humboldt4,596
Sergeant Bluff4,520
Mount Vernon4,486
Camanche4,341
Polk City4,323
Hampton4,290
Adel4,245
Chariton4,214
Jefferson4,204
Dyersville4,204
Carlisle4,168
Forest City4,018
Le Claire3,982
Cresco3,833
Albia3,829
Monticello3,825
Emmetsburg3,811
Carter Lake3,791
Waukon3,736
West Liberty3,728
Rock Valley3,693
Osage3,654
Huxley3,536
Robins3,454
New Hampton3,452
Story City3,438
Eagle Grove3,419
Tipton3,200
Williamsburg3,195
Garner3,107
West Burlington3,047
Milford3,018
Onawa2,881
Tama2,819
Wilton2,805
Clarion2,767
Grundy Center2,714
Eldora2,702
Missouri Valley2,695
Jesup2,671
Sibley2,668
Tiffin2,657
Bloomfield2,617
Rock Rapids2,602
Madrid2,588
Hawarden2,551
Solon2,545
Center Point2,521
Marengo2,513
Kalona2,509
Fairfax2,497
Belle Plaine2,475
West Union2,409
Hudson2,381
Lamoni2,376
West Branch2,337
Belmond2,314
Mitchellville2,304
La Porte City2,290
Cascade2,271
Hull2,244
Toledo2,202
Lisbon2,202
Bellevue2,176
Sac City2,144
Rockwell City2,141
Postville2,131
Ida Grove2,122
Ely2,074
Lake Mills2,060
Colfax2,051
Ogden2,041
Wapello2,041
Audubon2,017
Sumner2,009
Sigourney2,005
Northwood1,995
Britt1,973
Parkersburg1,960
Epworth1,955
Alta1,936
Leon1,903
Greenfield1,883
New London1,882
Guttenberg1,861
Columbus Junction1,860
Denver1,835
Monroe1,831
Durant1,816
Atkins1,795
Dallas Center1,792
Pocahontas1,740
Prairie City1,709
Farley1,691
Mount Ayr1,686
Blue Grass1,676
Lake City1,670
Pleasantville1,669
Traer1,655
Reinbeck1,639
Walcott1,636
Moville1,634
Remsen1,632
Nashua1,621
Peosta1,618
Hartley1,616
Manson1,615
Stuart1,602
Corydon1,589
Mediapolis1,574
Ackley1,560
Corning1,537
Guthrie Center1,513
Oakland1,507