10 Largest Cities in Iowa

The largest city in Iowa is Des Moines, with a population of 210,723. Panorama Park is the fastest growing city in Iowa over the past 10 years, having grown 410.85% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Des Moines210,723205,0322.78%2,39088.18
2Cedar Rapids134,268126,8525.85%1,87571.62
3Davenport100,93499,6781.26%1,58963.54
4Sioux City83,19382,8580.40%1,42358.45
5Iowa City73,99868,0508.74%2,89125.60
6Ankeny71,56945,84556.11%2,37530.14
7West Des Moines70,48756,86423.96%1,49747.09
8Ames66,77259,09812.99%2,44227.34
9Waterloo66,54068,492-2.85%1,08461.39
10Council Bluffs62,05662,370-0.50%1,44642.93
11Dubuque57,69657,6890.01%1,88530.62
12Urbandale45,27939,49114.66%2,01422.48
13Marion41,13735,26916.64%2,32217.71
14Cedar Falls40,45639,3202.89%1,39828.93
15Bettendorf36,96533,27611.09%1,73621.30
16Waukee26,83314,01491.47%1,29320.75
17Mason City26,65928,041-4.93%95927.79
18Marshalltown26,03027,604-5.70%1,35019.28
19Clinton25,03726,855-6.77%71235.16
20Burlington24,46125,551-4.27%1,69814.40
21Ottumwa24,27425,055-3.12%1,53215.84
22Johnston23,66417,38036.16%1,41216.75
23Coralville23,57818,93824.50%1,87812.56
24Muscatine23,38923,771-1.61%1,28718.18
25Fort Dodge23,35225,119-7.03%1,45516.04
26Altoona20,09714,70236.70%1,84210.91
27North Liberty20,08313,64847.15%2,2279.02
28Clive17,68615,51513.99%2,3067.67
29Grimes17,3488,366107.36%1,48211.71
30Indianola15,97114,8217.76%1,41111.32
31Newton15,11815,239-0.79%1,34311.26
32Norwalk12,7909,04641.39%1,10711.55
33Boone12,24212,646-3.19%1,3479.09
34Oskaloosa11,62211,5180.90%1,4498.02
35Spencer10,83411,225-3.48%99110.93
36Fairfield10,5939,46511.92%1,6196.54
37Le Mars10,3299,8275.11%1,1489.00
38Waverly10,3089,8824.31%91511.26
39Pella10,29510,333-0.37%1,1458.99
40Fort Madison10,20111,091-8.02%1,0559.67
41Storm Lake10,13410,689-5.19%1,9225.27
42Pleasant Hill9,9938,85512.85%95810.43
43Keokuk9,98110,770-7.33%1,0999.08
44Carroll9,82910,135-3.02%1,7155.73
45Grinnell9,1349,222-0.95%1,6155.66
46Mount Pleasant8,6048,652-0.55%1,0018.60
47Perry8,1627,7575.22%1,4925.47
48Denison7,9888,334-4.15%1,2236.53
49Creston7,6397,824-2.36%1,4725.19
50Webster City7,6298,049-5.22%8618.86
51Sioux Center7,6117,0507.96%1,2236.22
52Bondurant7,5883,93093.08%8698.73
53Decorah7,5788,143-6.94%1,0647.12
55Hiawatha7,4807,0236.51%1,5794.74
54Clear Lake7,4807,771-3.74%69310.80
56Charles City7,1857,657-6.16%1,1566.22
57Washington7,1187,261-1.97%1,3575.24
58Knoxville7,1167,291-2.40%1,5384.63
59Eldridge6,9685,66922.91%7159.74
60Nevada6,5956,810-3.16%1,1585.70
61Adel6,5133,72674.80%1,3424.85
62Orange City6,4226,0695.82%1,4844.33
63Atlantic6,4047,100-9.80%7708.32
64Independence6,2285,9744.25%1,0356.01
65Maquoketa5,9626,211-4.01%1,3364.46
66Asbury5,9234,47832.27%1,8763.16
67Oelwein5,8686,408-8.43%1,2144.83
68Anamosa5,5735,5530.36%2,2082.52
69Estherville5,5726,346-12.20%1,0395.36
70Sergeant Bluff5,5594,32228.62%1,8912.94
71Winterset5,5355,2116.22%1,1954.63
72Glenwood5,5175,2784.53%1,8712.95
73Centerville5,4455,628-3.25%1,1304.82
74Algona5,3575,551-3.49%1,1904.50
75Spirit Lake5,3374,8609.81%1,1884.49
76Polk City5,3193,45254.08%1,0445.09
77Clarinda5,2925,577-5.11%1,0205.19
78Osceola5,2664,9566.26%7427.10
79Red Oak5,2185,713-8.66%1,3223.95
80DeWitt5,2125,316-1.96%8406.21
81Tiffin5,1611,965162.65%1,2594.10
82Sheldon5,0485,202-2.96%1,0834.66
83Vinton5,0475,251-3.88%1,0344.88
84Iowa Falls4,9955,288-5.54%9285.38
85Manchester4,9645,180-4.17%1,0234.85
86Cherokee4,8215,277-8.64%7166.74
87Evansdale4,7374,752-0.32%1,1704.05
88Shenandoah4,7285,142-8.05%1,2623.75
89Windsor Heights4,6674,915-5.05%3,2641.43
90Harlan4,6585,082-8.34%1,0614.39
91Humboldt4,5734,674-2.16%9904.62
92Dyersville4,5434,08911.10%6736.75
93Mount Vernon4,4624,496-0.76%1,2773.49
94Huxley4,4343,32933.19%1,3823.21
95Camanche4,4114,450-0.88%5088.68
96Carlisle4,3203,89111.03%7805.54
97Hampton4,1874,475-6.44%9454.43
98Chariton4,1194,319-4.63%1,0793.82
99Jefferson4,0204,355-7.69%6745.97
100Saylorville4,0093,30121.45%5856.85
101Le Claire3,9733,7456.09%8514.67
102Monticello3,9203,7843.59%7055.56
103Forest City3,8954,139-5.90%8414.63
104Rock Valley3,8843,46911.96%8924.35
105Carter Lake3,7633,794-0.82%2,0431.84
106West Liberty3,7383,752-0.37%2,1131.77
107Cresco3,7333,868-3.49%1,1153.35
108Emmetsburg3,6703,895-5.78%9633.81
109Robins3,6273,18014.06%6046.00
110Albia3,6193,780-4.26%1,1363.19
111Osage3,5633,623-1.66%1,5662.27
112Waukon3,5173,917-10.21%1,1822.98
113New Hampton3,4103,559-4.19%1,0173.35
114Eagle Grove3,3663,569-5.69%8194.11
115Story City3,2543,436-5.30%1,1792.76
116Tipton3,2153,2150.00%1,5892.02
117Williamsburg3,1983,0674.27%9463.38
118Fairfax3,0362,18439.01%1,0033.03
119Garner3,0233,118-3.05%1,3802.19
120Milford3,0152,9023.89%1,4202.12
121West Burlington2,8703,001-4.37%5974.81
122Park View2,8182,38917.96%2,6661.06
123Wilton2,8002,7920.29%1,3612.06
124Onawa2,7262,999-9.10%5255.19
125Solon2,7222,10229.50%2,0541.32
126Tama2,7182,869-5.26%9232.95
127Bloomfield2,6992,6462.00%1,1942.26
128Jesup2,6932,5296.48%1,4691.83
129Grundy Center2,6682,704-1.33%1,0382.57
130Clarion2,6452,840-6.87%7863.37
131West Branch2,6202,33312.30%1,0242.56
132Eldora2,5782,730-5.57%6024.28
133Missouri Valley2,5732,829-9.05%7963.23
134Kalona2,5552,3727.72%1,1872.15
135Center Point2,5532,4255.28%9772.61
136Madrid2,5292,561-1.25%2,0661.22
137Sibley2,5082,799-10.40%1,4901.68
138Hudson2,4902,2849.02%2988.37
139Marengo2,4822,522-1.59%1,1742.12
140Rock Rapids2,4742,543-2.71%5834.24
141Belle Plaine2,4382,529-3.60%7673.18
142Ely2,4251,79435.17%1,6831.44
143Hawarden2,4002,533-5.25%8642.78
144Cascade2,3872,1809.50%1,2401.93
145West Union2,2912,475-7.43%8252.78
146Hull2,2892,1814.95%1,6421.39
147Lisbon2,2592,1405.56%1,0552.14
148Lamoni2,2432,326-3.57%5673.96
149Bellevue2,2272,2051.00%1,6061.39
150Mitchellville2,2202,260-1.77%9512.33
151La Porte City2,2182,285-2.93%8682.56
152Belmond2,2132,369-6.59%7772.85
153Toledo2,1432,335-8.22%9322.30
154Sac City2,0622,223-7.24%4244.86
155Rockwell City2,0582,216-7.13%4874.22
157Ida Grove2,0502,136-4.03%9492.16
156Atkins2,0501,67222.61%1,8691.10
158Colfax2,0462,091-2.15%8672.36
159Sigourney2,0252,057-1.56%9282.18
160Peosta2,0231,40344.19%8142.48
161Epworth2,0161,8787.35%1,1351.78
162Postville1,9932,230-10.63%9452.11
163Ogden1,9572,041-4.12%1,4311.37
164Wapello1,9552,065-5.33%1,5111.29
165Sumner1,9522,026-3.65%7962.45
166Northwood1,9411,987-2.32%5163.76
167Monroe1,9341,8285.80%1,1421.69
168Britt1,9132,062-7.23%1,5131.26
169Lake Mills1,9122,100-8.95%7092.70
170Audubon1,9102,163-11.70%9991.91
171Parkersburg1,9041,8900.74%1,3191.44
172Dallas Center1,9021,63416.40%3615.27
173Farley1,8861,53622.79%1,1661.62
174Greenfield1,8821,986-5.24%1,0371.81
175Denver1,8741,7676.06%1,1961.57
176Durant1,8621,866-0.21%1,5131.23
177Alta1,8551,914-3.08%1,7211.08
178New London1,8231,895-3.80%1,7251.06
179Leon1,8051,968-8.28%5693.17
180Guttenberg1,7941,914-6.27%8582.09
181Columbus Junction1,7931,895-5.38%8192.19
182Stuart1,7401,6465.71%6322.75
183Prairie City1,7021,6781.43%1,3741.24
184Pleasantville1,6921,6870.30%6682.53
185Moville1,6891,6214.19%1,7800.95
186Granger1,6701,26132.43%9881.69
187Blue Grass1,6451,45313.21%5642.92
188Walcott1,6321,6170.93%5243.12
189Corydon1,6221,5902.01%1,1641.39
190Lake City1,6201,723-5.98%3374.81
191Reinbeck1,6121,678-3.93%7432.17
192Remsen1,6071,661-3.25%1,2341.30
193Pocahontas1,5901,784-10.87%7882.02
194Mount Ayr1,5891,683-5.59%5982.66
195Traer1,5861,698-6.60%1,2301.29
196Nashua1,5851,653-4.11%5502.88
197Hartley1,5621,673-6.63%1,2031.30
198Manson1,5421,688-8.65%4863.18
199Urbana1,5321,4575.15%7092.16
200Woodward1,5141,4792.37%4153.65
201Avoca1,5131,5080.33%6332.39
202Van Meter1,5121,04045.38%7522.01
203Mediapolis1,5051,559-3.46%1,2531.20
204Oakland1,4911,529-2.49%8741.71
205Guthrie Center1,4801,561-5.19%5992.47
206Ackley1,4761,592-7.29%5962.48
207Monona1,4611,544-5.38%1,2521.17
208Akron1,4551,516-4.02%1,1761.24
209Walford1,4391,458-1.30%1,4640.98
210Fayette1,4351,3317.81%9721.48
211Slater1,4241,492-4.56%7441.92
212Montezuma1,4201,454-2.34%5722.48
213Manning1,4141,516-6.73%5692.49
214Kingsley1,4061,412-0.42%8751.61
215Earlham1,4041,449-3.11%1,4520.97
216State Center1,4021,471-4.69%1,4220.99
218Logan1,4001,531-8.56%1,3961.00
217Brooklyn1,4001,475-5.08%1,1151.26
219Corning1,3971,634-14.50%8801.59
220Wellman1,3871,409-1.56%1,3061.06
221Lenox1,3851,410-1.77%7001.98
222Sanborn1,3831,405-1.57%7291.90
223Holstein1,3821,393-0.79%8771.57
224Tripoli1,3761,3164.56%9891.39
225Lone Tree1,3751,3075.20%1,2891.07
226Bedford1,3681,441-5.07%8531.60
227Woodbine1,3611,482-8.16%1,0641.28
228Arnolds Park1,3551,13419.49%8511.59
229Nora Springs1,3441,433-6.21%6142.19
230Clarksville1,3281,441-7.84%1,0081.32
231Dysart1,3111,373-4.52%1,0531.25
232New Sharon1,2991,2940.39%1,3860.94
233Central City1,2921,2691.81%1,1681.11
234Maharishi Vedic City1,2891,294-0.39%3793.40
235Manly1,2741,320-3.48%8691.47
236Buffalo1,2641,272-0.63%1876.77
237Dike1,2621,2124.13%9091.39
238Shell Rock1,2571,295-2.93%7851.60
239Roland1,2321,285-4.12%1,0751.15
240Alton1,2301,2260.33%6471.90
241Melcher-Dallas1,2281,284-4.36%1,2331.00
242Coon Rapids1,2221,305-6.36%6851.78
243Strawberry Point1,2121,275-4.94%5742.11
244Elkader1,2051,292-6.73%8751.38
245Gilbert1,1611,0807.50%1,0531.10
247Mapleton1,1431,224-6.62%7131.60
246Malvern1,1431,149-0.52%7131.60
249Springville1,1351,0706.07%1,5900.71
248Fairbank1,1351,1161.70%1,5510.73
250Baxter1,1341,1003.09%1,7340.65
252Villisca1,1301,247-9.38%5941.90
251Elk Run Heights1,1301,1181.07%1,0641.06
253Lake Park1,1291,1081.90%7661.47
254Mechanicsville1,1271,144-1.49%1,3680.82
255St. Ansgar1,1221,1110.99%1,0391.08
256Glidden1,1121,146-2.97%1,0051.11
257Jewell Junction1,1111,212-8.33%2873.87
258Sheffield1,1001,177-6.54%1985.57
260Laurens1,0881,256-13.38%1,4860.73
259Lake View1,0881,143-4.81%5132.12
261De Soto1,0831,0493.24%7101.52
262Winfield1,0741,131-5.04%1,0231.05
263Conrad1,0731,106-2.98%8731.23
264Palo1,07095711.81%8711.23
265Elkhart1,06268155.95%5961.78
266Panora1,0611,119-5.18%5891.80
267Sidney1,0531,133-7.06%7631.38
268Greene1,0471,130-7.35%9221.14
269Marcus1,0401,119-7.06%6771.54
270Aplington1,0301,130-8.85%1,4010.73
271Riverside1,0221,0002.20%5791.76
272George1,0201,089-6.34%4252.40
273Eddyville1,0121,025-1.27%8571.18
274North English1,0091,044-3.35%1,6540.61
275Beaverdale1,0029525.25%4122.43
276Sloan9999752.46%1,5280.65
278Lawton9989149.19%1,3980.71
277Janesville9989327.08%7041.42
279Hamburg9961,185-15.95%9071.10
280Tabor9931,042-4.70%7711.29
281University Heights9861,037-4.92%3,7070.27
282Underwood9829404.47%8951.10
283Rockwell9801,037-5.50%3292.98
284Clarence9779740.31%1,2840.76
285Keota9751,011-3.56%1,2630.77
286Fruitland974980-0.61%5401.80
287Hinton9729522.10%1,3560.72
289Paullina9691,052-7.89%1,0450.93
288Dunlap9691,040-6.83%8581.13
290Shellsburg966993-2.72%1,2230.79
291Treynor9639254.11%1,5530.62
292Allison9551,026-6.92%3262.93
293Preston9511,009-5.75%1,1050.86
294Princeton9488857.12%3682.58
295Aurelia9441,040-9.23%9311.01
296Odebolt9411,013-7.11%8981.05
297Neola93584710.39%1,4680.64
298Wayland933955-2.30%8791.06
299Griswold9261,036-10.62%1,4910.62
301Swisher9258805.11%1,1410.81
300Gowrie9251,034-10.54%6381.45
302Keosauqua9181,007-8.84%6341.45
303Fredericksburg917946-3.07%1,0190.90
304West Point916973-5.86%1,4490.63
305Eldon915930-1.61%8221.11
306Lansing9051,002-9.68%8401.08
307Calmar903979-7.76%8161.11
308Maxwell889923-3.68%8131.09
309Le Grand886940-5.74%8491.04
310Danville885932-5.04%1,1710.76
311Long Grove8848099.27%7671.15
312Anita882978-9.82%4961.78
314Larchwood8738344.68%8790.99
313Inwood8738137.38%6531.34
315Victor870892-2.47%1,8390.47
316Redfield8628353.23%6341.36
317Lake Panorama8601,309-34.30%1306.62
318Readlyn8588096.06%2,6160.33
319Gladbrook856942-9.13%1,2260.70
320Dunkerton853863-1.16%7541.13
321Newhall852895-4.80%2,8210.30
322Edgewood851866-1.73%1,0010.85
323Primghar850909-6.49%6151.38
324Newell846880-3.86%6701.26
325Dakota City8438410.24%1,1440.74
327Donnellson842906-7.06%6621.27
326Armstrong842922-8.68%9610.88
328Winthrop839851-1.41%1,0610.79
329Hazleton8338310.24%1,0430.80
330McGregor832868-4.15%6391.30
331Schleswig823888-7.32%6341.30
332Sully8218200.12%1,4030.58
333Buffalo Center819903-9.30%7601.08
334Correctionville816823-0.85%1,3580.60
335Rockford810861-5.92%1,2840.63
336Afton807843-4.27%8180.99
337Carson803811-0.99%1,2260.66
338Colo800877-8.78%7521.06
340Hubbard795844-5.81%4701.69
339Graettinger795842-5.58%1,0340.77
341Hills79271311.08%1,0500.75
342Wall Lake791819-3.42%6421.23
343Walker7897880.13%1,0420.76
344Okoboji786819-4.03%4491.75
345Cambridge784828-5.31%5891.33
346Middle Amana77858133.91%7541.03
348Raymond777788-1.40%4761.63
347Hartford7777770.00%7171.08
349Exira773836-7.54%7591.02
351Riceville772786-1.78%7021.10
350Morning Sun772835-7.54%9920.78
353Oxford770803-4.11%8320.93
352Hedrick7707640.79%5021.53
354Lowden767787-2.54%7121.08
356Melbourne766832-7.93%1,3530.57
355Earlville766811-5.55%1,3610.56
358Ossian764845-9.59%7171.06
357Montrose764831-8.06%6301.21
359Walnut759786-3.44%3442.21
360Grand Junction757826-8.35%7830.97
361Dayton751832-9.74%8880.85
362Milo749771-2.85%1,2360.61
363West Bend746785-4.97%8430.89
364Merrill729757-3.70%1,2860.57
365Sioux Rapids728777-6.31%8790.83
366Adair727781-6.91%3312.20
367Alden726785-7.52%4671.55
368Fremont725744-2.55%7021.03
370Gilbertville7247200.56%2,0450.35
369Garnavillo724745-2.82%7081.02
372Wheatland723763-5.24%1,1950.60
371Essex723797-9.28%4801.50
373Coalville72261018.36%3312.18
374Manilla720779-7.57%6971.03
375Schaller719773-6.99%5711.26
376Whiting717762-5.91%7151.00
378Ventura705716-1.54%3971.77
377Seymour7057030.28%3002.35
379Battle Creek695711-2.25%1,3930.50
380Alburnett6936732.97%8470.82
381Bancroft692733-5.59%1,2420.56
382Hospers686703-2.42%1,3640.50
383Olin685700-2.14%6701.02
385Wellsburg681707-3.68%6201.10
384Stratford681741-8.10%3561.91
386Lakeside679704-3.55%2,9520.23
387Ruthven678732-7.38%1,6030.42
388Boyden665701-5.14%9740.68
389Coggon661670-1.34%1,0580.63
390Murray660757-12.81%8310.79
391Panorama Park659129410.85%12,2040.05
392Van Horne656684-4.09%7050.93
393Blairstown653690-5.36%1,3170.50
394Stanwood650684-4.97%8230.79
395Albert City647702-7.83%1,1870.55
397Washburn643876-26.60%5201.24
396Shueyville64356513.81%3451.86
398Agency6396390.00%9830.65
401Moravia638663-3.77%5721.11
400Fontanelle638672-5.06%6670.96
399Elgin638681-6.31%9640.66
402Stanton633686-7.73%6920.92
404Farmington628665-5.56%1,3390.47
403Brighton628654-3.98%8040.78
406What Cheer624646-3.41%5101.22
405Keystone6246210.48%1,3930.45
407Crescent616618-0.32%6370.97
409St. Charles615651-5.53%1,1450.54
408Dexter6156061.49%4911.25
410Elk Horn606664-8.73%7870.77
411Shelby604640-5.63%3231.87
412Pomeroy603661-8.77%2952.04
413Doon6015813.44%9300.65
414Ireton599610-1.80%5871.02
415Hopkinton591627-5.74%9520.62
417Sutherland590649-9.09%6770.87
416Minden590612-3.59%1,3260.45
419Orleans589608-3.13%5291.11
418Grand Mound589641-8.11%3241.82
421Richland5885840.68%7660.77
420Dumont588638-7.84%3371.74
422Clermont587620-5.32%4781.23
424Kanawha581650-10.62%2892.01
423Goldfield581632-8.07%4871.19
425Moulton580604-3.97%5751.01
426Kellogg578598-3.34%1,5840.36
427Ainsworth5775661.94%1,5680.37
429Fonda561629-10.81%5361.05
428Anthon561568-1.23%7950.71
430Quasqueton5605541.08%4971.13
431Arcadia55648414.88%5650.98
432Sabula552587-5.96%1,1150.49
433Batavia5434998.82%9130.59
434Everly538590-8.81%5151.04
435Russell530554-4.33%5111.04
436Norway528544-2.94%1,2170.43
437Elma521546-4.58%4041.29
441Scranton516559-7.69%2751.88
440Rolfe516582-11.34%4911.05
439Radcliffe516546-5.49%5181.00
438Badger516559-7.69%4731.09
442Early515557-7.54%1,3170.39
443Allerton5135041.79%4511.14
444Grandview512556-7.91%2,2960.22
445Wyoming509516-1.36%9980.51
446Zearing504554-9.03%6730.75
447Swea City503540-6.85%6830.74
448Lovilia499549-9.11%9770.51
450Runnells492509-3.34%1,1550.43
449Dows492541-9.06%6390.77
452New Albin491519-5.39%2,0210.24
451Beacon491495-0.81%4901.00
453Burt490532-7.89%1,1260.43
454Humeston4884821.24%8000.61
456Otho487540-9.81%1,0630.46
455Garwin487526-7.41%4841.01
457Maynard486517-6.00%4900.99
458New Virginia485488-0.61%1,0850.45
459New Hartford482517-6.77%7760.62
460Delmar481525-8.38%6330.76
461Dow City479512-6.45%1,5020.32
462Breda478483-1.04%6450.74
463Oxford Junction477496-3.83%6860.69
464Truro475488-2.66%4880.97
465Ellsworth473530-10.75%5270.90
467Whittemore472503-6.16%1,1240.42
466Albion472506-6.72%7930.59
468Latimer470504-6.75%1952.40
469Lime Springs468505-7.33%4601.02
470University Park467488-4.30%6040.77
471Gilman466510-8.63%8610.54
473Gilmore City463502-7.77%3721.25
472Emerson4634385.71%1,8090.26
475Delhi4614600.22%4730.97
474Collins461495-6.87%9450.49
476Charter Oak458504-9.13%9480.48
478Stacyville455491-7.33%8870.51
477Ocheyedan455490-7.14%3911.16
479Lamont453461-1.74%7740.58
482Thompson449501-10.38%5120.88
481Martensdale449465-3.44%1,1780.38
480Klemme449505-11.09%8840.51
483Alleman4464342.76%1652.71
484Farragut444484-8.26%1,0940.41
485Bayard443471-5.94%9670.46
486Titonka439478-8.16%1,5680.28
487Riverdale4374048.17%2381.83
488Miles435455-4.40%3441.26
489Marquette431443-2.71%2301.87
491Denmark4294231.42%2581.66
490Conesville429432-0.69%1,1950.36
492Birmingham425449-5.35%4021.06
493Little Rock423458-7.64%5270.80
494Galva419433-3.23%5880.71
495Lawler413441-6.35%4360.95
497Plainfield412436-5.50%1,2300.34
496Ashton412458-10.04%4150.99
498Mystic411424-3.07%1412.92
499Bussey409421-2.85%1,2280.33
500Andrew406429-5.36%1,6370.25

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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