Iowa City, Iowa Population 2018

Iowa City is the county seat of Johnson County, Iowa and the fifth-largest city in Iowa. Known as the City of Literature, Iowa City is part of the Iowa City metropolitan area, which includes all of Washington and Johnson counties. At one time, Iowa City was the second capital for the Iowa Territory and the first capital of Iowa state. The city proper has an estimated population of 67,800, although the larger metropolitan area has a population of more than 150,000. There are about 2,713 Iowa Citians for every square mile (1,047/square kilometer).

Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa, is a major college town in the state with a population that booms during the months when school is in session. 58% of the adults in Iowa City have at least a bachelor's degree.

According to the 2010 census, the racial composition of Iowa City was 82.5% white, 5.8% African American, 6.9% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 2% other races, and 2.5% two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race accounted for more than 5% of the population.

Iowa City has been named as the 10th best U.S. city for singles by Kiplinger, the #10 top "Smart Place to Live" by Kiplinger, and the third best small metro area in the country by Forbes. The city has a thriving arts and culture atmosphere, leading Utne Reader to name it as one of the Most Enlightened Towns in America. The Advocate, meanwhile, listed Iowa City as the third "Gayest City in America" with many gay-friendly resources. Iowa City ranked behind Atlanta, Georgia and Burlington, Vermont.

Iowa City Population Growth

Since the 2010 census, about 75% of Iowa's growth has been concentrated in just 10 cities, most of them in central Iowa. Iowa City has been one of the fastest-growing cities in Iowa over the last five years due to economic development and a strong economy.

A new report by the Census Bureau found that Iowa City and Des Moines had the fastest-growing populations among metro areas in the state since the census. During the last 4 years, the Iowa City metropolitan population climbed 7.7% to 164,000, beating the average growth for metropolitan areas across the country, which grew at an average rate of 3.9% between 2010 and 2014.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201775,7981,3911.87%
201674,4071,1541.58%
201573,2537941.10%
201472,4591,3051.83%
201371,1541,1771.68%
201269,9771,0341.50%
201168,9439491.40%
201067,9945,7740.89%
200062,2202,4820.41%
199059,7389,2301.69%
198050,5083,6580.75%
197046,85013,4073.43%
196033,4436,2312.08%
195027,21210,0304.71%
194017,1821,8421.14%
193015,3404,0733.13%
192011,2671,1761.11%
191010,0912,1042.37%
19007,9879711.30%
18907,016-107-0.15%
18807,1231,2091.88%
18705,9147001.27%
18605,2140.00%

Iowa City Population in 2018Source: By Matt Yohe at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White57,006
Asian5,906
Black or African American5,108
Some Other Race2,160
Two or More Races1,878
American Indian and Alaska Native176
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander151

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Iowa City Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Iowa City Median Age

26.2


Total

26.3


Male

26


Female

Iowa City Adults

There are 61,093 adults, (6,659 of which are seniors) in Iowa City.

Iowa City Age Dependency

32.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Iowa City Sex Ratio

Female

36,204

50.02%

Male

36,181

49.98%

Iowa City Households and Families

Iowa City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Iowa City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All46.9%53.1%
Male45%55%
Female42.6%57.4%
Non Family28.5%71.5%

46.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Iowa City Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,5712.2146.9
Non Family16,3481.6228.5
Married9,9772.9478.3
Female2,2682.9142.6
Male9782.9745

2.87

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Iowa City Households

Iowa City Education

Iowa City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8552.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,0902.85%
High School Graduate4,86812.75%
Some College5,91915.50%
Associates Degree2,5776.75%
Bachelors Degree11,06728.99%
Graduate Degree11,80330.91%

Iowa City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,75629,05818,624
Asian3,0022,8992,474
Black2,5102,166680
Hispanic2,0851,303558
Other Race1,16751287
Multiple Races602578405
Native American176176120
Islander6857

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 82.41%.

Iowa City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,697$41,543$34,489
Less Than High School$25,739$38,534$14,082
High School Grad$25,752$30,138$20,230
Some College$28,344$29,463$27,201
Bachelors Degree$38,159$41,200$36,032
Graduate Degree$55,987$60,463$50,532

$38,697

Average Earnings

$41,543

Average Male

$34,489

Average Female

Iowa City Language

Iowa City Language by Age

Iowa City Language

82.74% of Iowa City residents speak only English, while 17.26% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 6.62% of the population.

Iowa City Poverty

Iowa City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,39412,69725.71%
Black4,8602,22645.80%
Asian5,5111,75631.86%
Hispanic3,7751,16530.86%
Other2,10163230.08%
Multiple1,68346227.45%
Islander1516039.74%
Native1731910.98%

27.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.55%

Male Poverty Rate

28.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Iowa City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Iowa City is Black, with 45.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Iowa City is Native, with 10.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.97%.

Iowa City Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.92%
Some College16.83%
High School16.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.18%

Iowa City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed61.97%
Female Unemployed57.00%
Female Employed25.91%
Male Employed20.39%

Iowa City Income

Iowa City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,720$65,446
Families$77,939$99,034
Married Families$96,250$
Non Families$24,311$36,818

Iowa City Marital Status

Iowa City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Iowa City Married by Age and Sex

Iowa City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Iowa City Marital Status by Race

Iowa City Veterans

Iowa City Veterans by War

2,274

Number of Veterans

2,002

Male Veterans

272

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam781
Second Gulf War304
First Gulf War257
Korea254
World War II171

Iowa City Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+648
65 to 74592
35 to 54434
55 to 64361
18 to 34239

Iowa City Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1334.28%
2 or More484.76%
Black451.35%
Indian4123.30%
Hispanic130.41%
Asian70.14%

Iowa City Veterans by Education

7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Iowa City Employment Status

Iowa City Employment by Age

68.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.2%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Iowa City Employment by Race

Iowa City Employment by Education

Iowa City Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

48.61%

Born in Iowa

85.74%

Native Born

14.26%

Foreign Born

10.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.74% of Iowa City residents were born in the United States, with 48.61% having been born in Iowa. 10.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.