10 Largest Cities in Iowa

The largest city in Iowa is Des Moines, with a population of 216,273. Tiffin is the fastest growing city in Iowa over the past 10 years, having grown 158.04% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Des Moines216,273203,4336.31%2,45388.18
2Cedar Rapids139,986126,32610.81%1,95571.62
3Davenport102,13299,6852.45%1,60763.54
4Sioux City86,41982,6844.52%1,47858.45
5Iowa City76,22267,86212.32%2,97725.60
6Ankeny72,34745,58258.72%2,40130.14
7West Des Moines71,14556,60925.68%1,51147.09
8Ames67,91958,96515.19%2,48427.34
9Waterloo67,09668,406-1.92%1,09361.39
10Council Bluffs62,91362,2301.10%1,46642.93
11Dubuque60,07357,6374.23%1,96230.62
12Urbandale46,80439,46318.60%2,08222.48
13Marion42,88934,76823.36%2,42117.71
14Cedar Falls41,00339,2604.44%1,41728.93
15Bettendorf40,27833,21721.26%1,89121.30
16Marshalltown27,59927,5520.17%1,43119.28
17Mason City27,19028,079-3.17%97827.79
18Waukee25,97013,79088.32%1,25120.75
19Ottumwa25,63125,0232.43%1,61815.84
20Johnston25,42217,27847.14%1,51716.75
21Fort Dodge24,80325,206-1.60%1,54616.04
22Clinton23,98526,885-10.79%68235.16
23Muscatine23,97922,8864.78%1,31918.18
24Burlington23,64625,663-7.86%1,64214.40
25Coralville23,00018,90721.65%1,83212.56
26North Liberty21,89913,37463.74%2,4299.02
27Altoona20,56914,54141.46%1,88510.91
28Clive19,23115,44724.50%2,5077.67
29Grimes16,8228,246104.00%1,43711.71
30Indianola16,04314,7828.53%1,41711.32
31Newton15,86215,2543.99%1,40911.26
32Norwalk13,5698,94551.69%1,17511.55
33Boone12,42012,661-1.90%1,3679.09
34Oskaloosa11,57811,4631.00%1,4438.02
35Storm Lake11,40310,6007.58%2,1625.27
36Spencer11,34311,2330.98%1,03810.93
37Le Mars10,7199,8269.09%1,1919.00
38Waverly10,4989,8746.32%93211.26
39Pella10,48610,3521.29%1,1668.99
40Pleasant Hill10,4198,78518.60%99910.43
41Carroll10,36510,1032.59%1,8095.73
42Fort Madison10,11411,051-8.48%1,0469.67
43Keokuk9,72410,780-9.80%1,0719.08
44Grinnell9,6349,2184.51%1,7035.66
45Fairfield9,4069,464-0.61%1,4386.54
46Mount Pleasant9,3968,6688.40%1,0938.60
47Sioux Center8,4657,04820.10%1,3606.22
48Denison8,3898,2981.10%1,2846.53
49Bondurant8,0653,860108.94%9238.73
50Perry7,8627,7022.08%1,4385.47
51Webster City7,7778,070-3.63%8778.86
52Clear Lake7,6697,777-1.39%71010.80
53Knoxville7,6517,3134.62%1,6544.63
54Decorah7,4798,127-7.97%1,0507.12
55Creston7,4767,834-4.57%1,4415.19
56Washington7,3707,2661.43%1,4055.24
57Charles City7,3447,652-4.03%1,1816.22
58Hiawatha7,2157,0242.72%1,5234.74
59Nevada6,9516,7982.25%1,2205.70
60Eldridge6,9425,65122.85%7139.74
61Atlantic6,7287,112-5.40%8098.32
62Adel6,6473,68280.53%1,3704.85
63Orange City6,3196,0045.25%1,4604.33
64Asbury6,2974,17051.01%1,9953.16
65Maquoketa6,1266,141-0.24%1,3734.46
66Independence6,0845,9661.98%1,0116.01
67Polk City5,9673,41874.58%1,1715.09
68Oelwein5,8206,415-9.28%1,2044.83
69Estherville5,8126,360-8.62%1,0845.36
70Sheldon5,5765,1887.48%1,1974.66
71Red Oak5,5665,742-3.07%1,4113.95
72Spirit Lake5,5594,84014.86%1,2374.49
73Osceola5,5134,92911.85%7777.10
74Algona5,4735,560-1.56%1,2164.50
75Anamosa5,4345,533-1.79%2,1532.52
76Centerville5,3885,528-2.53%1,1184.82
77Winterset5,3855,1903.76%1,1634.63
78Windsor Heights5,3304,8609.67%3,7271.43
79Clarinda5,3295,572-4.36%1,0275.19
80Cherokee5,1895,253-1.22%7706.74
81Sergeant Bluff5,1734,22722.38%1,7602.94
82Iowa Falls5,0805,238-3.02%9445.38
83Manchester5,0435,179-2.63%1,0394.85
84Glenwood5,0335,269-4.48%1,7072.95
85Tiffin5,0241,947158.04%1,2264.10
86Le Claire4,8983,76530.09%1,0494.67
87Shenandoah4,8815,150-5.22%1,3033.75
88Vinton4,8745,257-7.29%9994.88
89Harlan4,8515,106-4.99%1,1054.39
90Humboldt4,8124,6902.60%1,0424.62
91Camanche4,5944,4483.28%5298.68
92Dyersville4,5614,05812.40%6766.75
93Mount Vernon4,5314,5060.55%1,2973.49
94Evansdale4,5234,751-4.80%1,1174.05
95Huxley4,4303,31733.55%1,3803.21
96Hampton4,3134,461-3.32%9734.43
97Forest City4,3114,1513.85%9314.63
98Carlisle4,2163,8768.77%7615.54
99Rock Valley4,1993,35425.19%9644.35
100Chariton4,1674,321-3.56%1,0923.82
101Jefferson4,1504,345-4.49%6955.97
102Monticello4,0883,7967.69%7365.56
103Cresco3,8923,8680.62%1,1623.35
104West Liberty3,8823,7363.91%2,1941.77
105Waukon3,8133,897-2.16%1,2822.98
106Carter Lake3,7933,7850.21%2,0591.84
107Albia3,7133,766-1.41%1,1653.19
108Emmetsburg3,6663,904-6.10%9623.81
109Saylorville3,6403,30110.27%5316.85
110Osage3,6293,6190.28%1,5952.27
111Eagle Grove3,6053,5830.61%8774.11
112New Hampton3,4783,571-2.60%1,0383.35
113Milford3,4052,89817.49%1,6042.12
114Williamsburg3,4023,06810.89%1,0073.38
115Robins3,3953,1428.05%5666.00
116Story City3,3363,431-2.77%1,2092.76
117West Burlington3,2432,9689.27%6754.81
118Solon3,2142,03757.78%2,4261.32
119Tama3,1802,87710.53%1,0792.95
120Tipton3,1353,221-2.67%1,5502.02
121Garner3,0533,129-2.43%1,3932.19
122Fairfax2,9682,12339.80%9813.03
123Wilton2,9482,8025.21%1,4322.06
124Onawa2,8882,998-3.67%5575.19
125Sibley2,8722,7982.64%1,7061.68
126Madrid2,8542,54312.23%2,3321.22
127Grundy Center2,8142,7063.99%1,0952.57
128Clarion2,8022,850-1.68%8323.37
129Park View2,7732,38916.07%2,6231.06
130Hawarden2,7302,5467.23%9832.78
131Bloomfield2,6902,6401.89%1,1902.26
132Kalona2,6842,36313.58%1,2472.15
133Eldora2,6492,732-3.04%6194.28
134Missouri Valley2,6462,838-6.77%8193.23
135Rock Rapids2,6232,5492.90%6194.24
136Center Point2,6112,4217.85%9992.61
137Hudson2,5982,28213.85%3108.37
138Postville2,5592,22714.91%1,2132.11
139West Branch2,5472,3229.69%9962.56
140Mitchellville2,5312,25412.29%1,0842.33
141Jesup2,5062,520-0.56%1,3671.83
142West Union2,4902,4860.16%8972.78
143Belmond2,4812,3764.42%8712.85
144Ely2,4381,77637.27%1,6921.44
145Cascade2,4322,15912.64%1,2631.93
146Hull2,4262,17511.54%1,7401.39
147Marengo2,4172,528-4.39%1,1432.12
148Bellevue2,3972,1919.40%1,7281.39
149Toledo2,3752,3411.45%1,0332.30
150Rockwell City2,3461,70937.27%5554.22
151Belle Plaine2,2902,534-9.63%7203.18
152Colfax2,2872,0939.27%9692.36
153La Porte City2,2842,285-0.04%8942.56
154Lisbon2,2492,1524.51%1,0502.14
155Lake Mills2,1512,1002.43%7982.70
156Atkins2,1341,67027.78%1,9451.10
157Alta2,1271,88312.96%1,9731.08
158Northwood2,0881,9894.98%5553.76
159Wapello2,0882,0671.02%1,6141.29
160Greenfield2,0781,9824.84%1,1461.81
161Epworth2,0551,86010.48%1,1571.78
162Parkersburg2,0431,8709.25%1,4161.44
163Britt2,0402,069-1.40%1,6141.26
164Ida Grove2,0332,142-5.09%9412.16
165Sac City2,0312,220-8.51%4184.86
166Sumner2,0302,0280.10%8282.45
167Audubon2,0292,176-6.76%1,0621.91
168Peosta2,0141,37746.26%8102.48
169Ogden1,9992,044-2.20%1,4611.37
170Monroe1,9951,8309.02%1,1781.69
171Sigourney1,9922,059-3.25%9132.18
172Dallas Center1,9571,62320.58%3715.27
173Denver1,9471,7809.38%1,2431.57
174New London1,9121,8970.79%1,8091.06
175Lamoni1,8972,324-18.37%4793.96
176Pocahontas1,8831,7895.25%9342.02
177Durant1,8791,8322.57%1,5261.23
178Columbus Junction1,8161,899-4.37%8302.19
179Farley1,8121,53717.89%1,1211.62
180Stuart1,8081,6489.71%6572.75
181Guttenberg1,7971,919-6.36%8592.09
182Leon1,7901,977-9.46%5643.17
183Granger1,7361,24439.55%1,0271.69
184Lake City1,7311,7270.23%3604.81
185Avoca1,7191,50614.14%7192.39
186Mediapolis1,7141,5609.87%1,4271.20
187Manson1,7131,6901.36%5393.18
188Blue Grass1,7081,45217.63%5862.92
189Prairie City1,7041,6801.43%1,3751.24
190Moville1,7011,6185.13%1,7920.95
191Remsen1,6821,6631.14%1,2921.30
192Pleasantville1,6721,694-1.30%6602.53
193Reinbeck1,6621,664-0.12%7662.17
194Woodbine1,6591,45913.71%1,2971.28
195Mount Ayr1,6091,691-4.85%6052.66
196Ackley1,6011,5890.76%6462.48
197Guthrie Center1,5971,5691.78%6472.47
198Hartley1,5911,672-4.84%1,2261.30
199Van Meter1,5781,01655.31%7852.01
200Urbana1,5741,4587.96%7282.16
201Akron1,5721,4865.79%1,2711.24
202Traer1,5591,703-8.46%1,2091.29
203Slater1,5531,4894.30%8111.92
204Corning1,5501,635-5.20%9761.59
205Wellman1,5481,4089.94%1,4581.06
206Walcott1,5351,629-5.77%4933.12
207Nashua1,5291,663-8.06%5302.88
208Oakland1,5241,527-0.20%8931.71
209Bedford1,5221,4405.69%9491.60
210Holstein1,5211,3968.95%9661.57
211Corydon1,5141,585-4.48%1,0871.39
212Brooklyn1,5081,4682.72%1,2011.26
213Palo1,4831,02644.54%1,2081.23
214Monona1,4551,549-6.07%1,2471.17
215Manning1,4471,500-3.53%5822.49
216Montezuma1,4381,462-1.64%5802.48
217Woodward1,4101,02437.70%3873.65
218Earlham1,4021,450-3.31%1,4500.97
219Kingsley1,3921,411-1.35%8661.61
220Sanborn1,3901,404-1.00%7331.90
221Roland1,3781,2847.32%1,2021.15
222State Center1,3751,468-6.34%1,3950.99
223Logan1,3691,534-10.76%1,3651.00
224Lone Tree1,3691,3005.31%1,2831.07
225Nora Springs1,3571,431-5.17%6202.19
226Walford1,3461,463-8.00%1,3690.98
227Lenox1,3251,407-5.83%6701.98
228Dike1,3241,2099.51%9531.39
229Coon Rapids1,3001,305-0.38%7291.78
230Central City1,2661,2570.72%1,1451.11
231Laurens1,2661,2580.64%1,7300.73
232University Heights1,2641,05120.27%4,7520.27
233Shell Rock1,2621,296-2.62%7881.60
234Dysart1,2611,379-8.56%1,0131.25
235Lake Panorama1,2581,309-3.90%1906.62
236New Sharon1,2561,293-2.86%1,3400.94
237Alton1,2541,2163.13%6601.90
238Manly1,2421,323-6.12%8471.47
239Fayette1,2401,338-7.32%8401.48
240Gilbert1,2371,08214.33%1,1211.10
241Clarksville1,2281,439-14.66%9321.32
242Jewell Junction1,2161,2150.08%3143.87
243Elkader1,1971,273-5.97%8691.38
244Lake Park1,1791,1056.70%8001.47
245Melcher-Dallas1,1771,288-8.62%1,1821.00
246St. Ansgar1,1701,1075.69%1,0831.08
247Springville1,1701,0748.94%1,6390.71
248Tripoli1,1671,313-11.12%8391.39
249Buffalo1,1581,270-8.82%1716.77
250Calmar1,15597818.10%1,0441.11
251Mapleton1,1531,224-5.80%7191.60
252Glidden1,1511,1460.44%1,0411.11
253Strawberry Point1,1311,279-11.57%5352.11
254Sheffield1,1221,172-4.27%2025.57
255Aplington1,1141,128-1.24%1,5160.73
256Fairbank1,1111,113-0.18%1,5180.73
257Villisca1,1081,252-11.50%5821.90
258Lake View1,1071,142-3.06%5222.12
259Arnolds Park1,1061,126-1.78%6941.59
260Conrad1,0891,108-1.71%8861.23
261Panora1,0851,124-3.47%6031.80
262George1,0771,080-0.28%4492.40
263Rockwell1,0771,0393.66%3612.98
264Riverside1,0749938.16%6081.76
265Marcus1,0711,117-4.12%6971.54
266North English1,0691,0412.69%1,7520.61
267Elk Run Heights1,0591,117-5.19%9971.06
268Sidney1,0561,138-7.21%7651.38
269Sloan1,0569738.53%1,6150.65
270Janesville1,05493013.33%7441.42
271Treynor1,05491914.69%1,7000.62
272Clarence1,0519747.91%1,3810.76
273Dunlap1,0381,042-0.38%9191.13
274Malvern1,0261,142-10.16%6401.60
275Winfield1,0131,134-10.67%9651.05
276Tabor1,0081,040-3.08%7831.29
277Fredericksburg9999317.30%1,1100.90
278Mechanicsville9941,146-13.26%1,2060.82
279Odebolt9901,013-2.27%9451.05
280Griswold9861,036-4.83%1,5880.62
281Paullina9681,056-8.33%1,0440.93
282Wayland964966-0.21%9091.06
283Greene9621,130-14.87%8481.14
284Lansing962999-3.70%8931.08
285Underwood9629174.91%8771.10
286Anita961972-1.13%5401.78
287Fruitland961977-1.64%5331.80
288Eddyville9601,024-6.25%8131.18
289Shellsburg957983-2.64%1,2110.79
290Allison9541,029-7.29%3252.93
291Aurelia9541,036-7.92%9411.01
292Lawton9519084.74%1,3320.71
293Inwood95081416.71%7111.34
294Larchwood9388668.31%9450.99
295Hinton9379280.97%1,3070.72
296Preston9371,012-7.41%1,0880.86
297Gowrie9361,037-9.74%6461.45
298Baxter9341,101-15.17%1,4280.65
299Neola93484210.93%1,4660.64
300Princeton9318865.08%3612.58
301Danville925934-0.96%1,2240.76
302Elkhart92268334.99%5171.78
303Keosauqua9221,006-8.35%6371.45
304Swisher9228794.89%1,1370.81
305Edgewood9178646.13%1,0790.85
306West Point913966-5.49%1,4450.63
307Newell9128764.11%7221.26
308Le Grand899938-4.16%8621.04
309Hills89570327.31%1,1870.75
310Primghar894909-1.65%6461.38
311Sully8938218.77%1,5260.58
312De Soto8871,050-15.52%5821.52
313Afton8808454.14%8920.99
314Donnellson879912-3.62%6911.27
315Newhall8768750.11%2,9010.30
316Keota8751,009-13.28%1,1330.77
317Victor871893-2.46%1,8410.47
318Washburn868876-0.91%7021.24
319Beaverdale866952-9.03%3562.43
320Armstrong865926-6.59%9870.88
321Hubbard8648452.25%5111.69
322Readlyn8538085.57%2,6010.33
323Buffalo Center847905-6.41%7861.08
324Maxwell847920-7.93%7751.09
325Long Grove8448084.46%7321.15
326Dunkerton840852-1.41%7431.13
327Colo839876-4.22%7891.06
328Graettinger830844-1.66%1,0790.77
329Hamburg8301,187-30.08%7561.10
330Cambridge8278270.00%6211.33
331Schleswig820882-7.03%6321.30
332Winthrop817850-3.88%1,0330.79
333Lowden8117892.79%7531.08
334Gilbertville81071213.76%2,2880.35
335Riceville8107853.18%7371.10
336Ossian794845-6.04%7461.06
337Adair7937811.54%3612.20
338West Bend7937851.02%8960.89
339Van Horne79268216.13%8520.93
340Melbourne778830-6.27%1,3750.57
341Milo7787750.39%1,2840.61
342Exira777840-7.50%7631.02
343Wheatland7777641.70%1,2840.60
344Manilla775776-0.13%7501.03
345Gladbrook769945-18.62%1,1020.70
346Garnavillo7677452.95%7501.02
347Shueyville76157731.89%4081.86
348Dayton760837-9.20%8980.85
349Okoboji760807-5.82%4341.75
350Alden759787-3.56%4881.55
351Carson756812-6.90%1,1540.66
352Eldon755927-18.55%6781.11
353Correctionville754821-8.16%1,2550.60
354Raymond753788-4.44%4611.63
355Shelby74564116.22%3981.87
356Dakota City743843-11.86%1,0080.74
357Wall Lake743819-9.28%6031.23
358Sioux Rapids742775-4.26%8960.83
359Whiting741762-2.76%7391.00
360Walnut739785-5.86%3352.21
361Rockford738860-14.19%1,1700.63
362Morning Sun736836-11.96%9460.78
363Hartford725771-5.97%6691.08
364Ruthven723737-1.90%1,7090.42
365Hospers7226983.44%1,4350.50
366Wellsburg7227072.12%6581.10
367Schaller721772-6.61%5731.26
368Hedrick720764-5.76%4691.53
369Lakeside72059620.81%3,1300.23
370Blairstown7176923.61%1,4460.50
371McGregor716871-17.80%5501.30
372Redfield711835-14.85%5231.36
373Coggon7096587.75%1,1340.63
374Merrill709755-6.09%1,2500.57
375Ventura709717-1.12%4001.77
376Essex706798-11.53%4691.50
377Montrose706898-21.38%5821.21
378Oxford706807-12.52%7620.93
379Grand Junction705824-14.44%7290.97
380Fremont700743-5.79%6781.03
381Boyden699707-1.13%1,0230.68
382Stratford699743-5.92%3661.91
383Battle Creek698713-2.10%1,3990.50
384Earlville696812-14.29%1,2360.56
385Bancroft693732-5.33%1,2440.56
386Hazleton691823-16.04%8650.80
387Elgin6856830.29%1,0350.66
388Fontanelle6766720.60%7070.96
389Stanton676689-1.89%7390.92
390Alburnett6756730.30%8250.82
391Albert City673699-3.72%1,2350.55
392Murray670756-11.38%8440.79
393Walker668791-15.55%8820.76
394Kanawha6606521.23%3292.01
395Coalville6596108.03%3022.18
396Dexter6466115.73%5161.25
397Olin641698-8.17%6271.02
398St. Charles638653-2.30%1,1880.54
399Fonda6366310.79%6071.05
400Dumont634637-0.47%3641.74
401Goldfield634635-0.16%5311.19
402Moravia631665-5.11%5661.11
403Crescent6306172.11%6510.97
404Doon6275778.67%9710.65
405Stanwood627684-8.33%7940.79
406Sutherland625649-3.70%7180.87
407Hopkinton620628-1.27%9980.62
408Seymour620701-11.55%2642.35
409Agency616638-3.45%9480.65
410Grand Mound609642-5.14%3351.82
411Kellogg6085991.50%1,6660.36
412Moulton6076050.33%6021.01
413Minden6005990.17%1,3480.45
414What Cheer599646-7.28%4901.22
415Keystone595622-4.34%1,3280.45
416Early5935576.46%1,5170.39
417Brighton590652-9.51%7550.78
418Elk Horn589662-11.03%7650.77
419Ireton586609-3.78%5751.02
420New Hartford58051612.40%9340.62
421Clermont576632-8.86%4691.23
422Quasqueton5745543.61%5091.13
423Swea City5725366.72%7770.74
424Everly569603-5.64%5441.04
425Farmington563664-15.21%1,2000.47
426Radcliffe5575452.20%5591.00
427Gilman5485097.66%1,0130.54
428Delmar5465254.00%7180.76
429Anthon541565-4.25%7660.71
430Charter Oak5415027.77%1,1200.48
431Middle Amana535581-7.92%5181.03
432Richland534584-8.56%6950.77
433Arcadia53348410.12%5420.98
434Wyoming5255151.94%1,0290.51
435Zearing522554-5.78%6970.75
436Titonka5194769.03%1,8540.28
437Dows517538-3.90%6710.77
438Badger514561-8.38%4711.09
439Truro5134855.77%5270.97
440Breda5044834.35%6800.74
441Ellsworth504531-5.08%5620.90
442Orleans503608-17.27%4521.11
443Scranton501557-10.05%2671.88
444New Virginia5004892.25%1,1190.45
445Ainsworth499567-11.99%1,3560.37
446Pomeroy498662-24.77%2442.04
447Elma497546-8.97%3861.29
448Collins4954950.00%1,0140.49
449Whittemore495504-1.79%1,1790.42
450Rolfe493584-15.58%4701.05
451Thompson493502-1.79%5620.88
452Sabula492576-14.58%9940.49
453Farragut4904851.03%1,2070.41
454University Park4874870.00%6300.77
455Gilmore City483504-4.17%3881.25
456Dow City481510-5.69%1,5080.32
457Holiday Lake48143311.09%3111.55
458Garwin471527-10.63%4681.01
459Latimer471507-7.10%1962.40
460Maynard468518-9.65%4720.99
461Lime Springs467505-7.52%4591.02
462Humeston459494-7.09%7520.61
463Lovilia458538-14.87%8960.51
464Russell456554-17.69%4401.04
465Cumming45235128.77%1802.52
466Norway450545-17.43%1,0370.43
467Stacyville450494-8.91%8770.51
468Runnells447507-11.83%1,0490.43
469Marquette43937517.07%2351.87
470Albion436505-13.66%7330.59
471Hawkeye436449-2.90%6490.67
472Beacon435494-11.94%4341.00
473Galva4354340.23%6110.71
474Little Rock435459-5.23%5420.80
475Ashton432458-5.68%4350.99
476Lost Nation432446-3.14%6800.64
477Ocheyedan429490-12.45%3691.16
478Klemme427507-15.78%8410.51
479Denmark4254230.47%2561.66
480Lamont423461-8.24%7230.58
481Alleman421432-2.55%1562.71
482Arlington417429-2.80%3981.05
483Allerton416501-16.97%3661.14
484Batavia416499-16.63%6990.59
485New Albin414522-20.69%1,7040.24
486Grandview413556-25.72%1,8520.22
487Martensdale413465-11.18%1,0840.38
488Delhi412460-10.43%4230.97
489Oxford Junction410496-17.34%5900.69
490Otho407542-24.91%8890.46
491Lawler400439-8.88%4220.95
492Miles400445-10.11%3161.26
493Union3993970.50%6990.57
494Salem3963833.39%6480.61
495Thornton396422-6.16%3181.25
496Emerson395438-9.82%1,5430.26
497Burt394533-26.08%9060.43
498Columbus City3923910.26%1,6400.24
499Lorimor3923608.89%1,0340.38
500Bayard391471-16.99%8540.46

Top 500 Cities in Iowa by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Iowa

Iowa Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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