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)
1Des Moines210,723205,0322.78%356
2Cedar Rapids134,268126,8525.85%279
3Davenport100,93499,6781.26%237
4Sioux City83,19382,8580.40%212
5Iowa City73,99868,0508.74%431
6Ankeny71,56945,84556.11%354
7West Des Moines70,48756,86423.96%223
8Ames66,77259,09812.99%364
9Waterloo66,54068,492-2.85%162
10Council Bluffs62,05662,370-0.50%215
11Dubuque57,69657,6890.01%281
12Urbandale45,27939,49114.66%300
13Marion41,13735,26916.64%346
14Cedar Falls40,45639,3202.89%208
15Bettendorf36,96533,27611.09%259
16Waukee26,83314,01491.47%193
17Mason City26,65928,041-4.93%143
18Marshalltown26,03027,604-5.70%201
19Clinton25,03726,855-6.77%106
20Burlington24,46125,551-4.27%253
21Ottumwa24,27425,055-3.12%228
22Johnston23,66417,38036.16%210
23Coralville23,57818,93824.50%280
24Muscatine23,38923,771-1.61%192
25Fort Dodge23,35225,119-7.03%217
26Altoona20,09714,70236.70%275
27North Liberty20,08313,64847.15%332
28Clive17,68615,51513.99%344
29Grimes17,3488,366107.36%221
30Indianola15,97114,8217.76%210
31Newton15,11815,239-0.79%200
32Norwalk12,7909,04641.39%165
33Boone12,24212,646-3.19%201
34Oskaloosa11,62211,5180.90%216
35Spencer10,83411,225-3.48%148
36Fairfield10,5939,46511.92%241
37Le Mars10,3299,8275.11%171
38Waverly10,3089,8824.31%136
39Pella10,29510,333-0.37%171
40Fort Madison10,20111,091-8.02%157
41Storm Lake10,13410,689-5.19%286
42Pleasant Hill9,9938,85512.85%143
43Keokuk9,98110,770-7.33%164
44Carroll9,82910,135-3.02%256
45Grinnell9,1349,222-0.95%241
46Mount Pleasant8,6048,652-0.55%149
47Perry8,1627,7575.22%222
48Denison7,9888,334-4.15%182
49Creston7,6397,824-2.36%219
50Webster City7,6298,049-5.22%128
51Sioux Center7,6117,0507.96%182
52Bondurant7,5883,93093.08%129
53Decorah7,5788,143-6.94%159
54Hiawatha7,4807,0236.51%235
55Clear Lake7,4807,771-3.74%103
56Charles City7,1857,657-6.16%172
57Washington7,1187,261-1.97%202
58Knoxville7,1167,291-2.40%229
59Eldridge6,9685,66922.91%107
60Nevada6,5956,810-3.16%173
61Adel6,5133,72674.80%200
62Orange City6,4226,0695.82%221
63Atlantic6,4047,100-9.80%115
64Independence6,2285,9744.25%154
65Maquoketa5,9626,211-4.01%199
66Asbury5,9234,47832.27%280
67Oelwein5,8686,408-8.43%181
68Anamosa5,5735,5530.36%329
69Estherville5,5726,346-12.20%155
70Sergeant Bluff5,5594,32228.62%282
71Winterset5,5355,2116.22%178
72Glenwood5,5175,2784.53%279
73Centerville5,4455,628-3.25%168
74Algona5,3575,551-3.49%177
75Spirit Lake5,3374,8609.81%177
76Polk City5,3193,45254.08%156
77Clarinda5,2925,577-5.11%152
78Osceola5,2664,9566.26%111
79Red Oak5,2185,713-8.66%197
80DeWitt5,2125,316-1.96%125
81Tiffin5,1611,965162.65%188
82Sheldon5,0485,202-2.96%161
83Vinton5,0475,251-3.88%154
84Iowa Falls4,9955,288-5.54%138
85Manchester4,9645,180-4.17%152
86Cherokee4,8215,277-8.64%107
87Evansdale4,7374,752-0.32%174
88Shenandoah4,7285,142-8.05%188
89Windsor Heights4,6674,915-5.05%486
90Harlan4,6585,082-8.34%158
91Humboldt4,5734,674-2.16%148
92Dyersville4,5434,08911.10%100
93Mount Vernon4,4624,496-0.76%190
94Huxley4,4343,32933.19%206
95Camanche4,4114,450-0.88%76
96Carlisle4,3203,89111.03%116
97Hampton4,1874,475-6.44%141
98Chariton4,1194,319-4.63%161
99Jefferson4,0204,355-7.69%100
100Saylorville4,0093,30121.45%87
101Le Claire3,9733,7456.09%127
102Monticello3,9203,7843.59%105
103Forest City3,8954,139-5.90%125
104Rock Valley3,8843,46911.96%133
105Carter Lake3,7633,794-0.82%304
106West Liberty3,7383,752-0.37%315
107Cresco3,7333,868-3.49%166
108Emmetsburg3,6703,895-5.78%144
109Robins3,6273,18014.06%90
110Albia3,6193,780-4.26%169
111Osage3,5633,623-1.66%233
112Waukon3,5173,917-10.21%176
113New Hampton3,4103,559-4.19%152
114Eagle Grove3,3663,569-5.69%122
115Story City3,2543,436-5.30%176
116Tin3,2153,2150.00%237
117Williamsburg3,1983,0674.27%141
118Fairfax3,0362,18439.01%149
119Garner3,0233,118-3.05%206
120Milford3,0152,9023.89%212
121West Burlington2,8703,001-4.37%89
122Park View2,8182,38917.96%397
123Wilton2,8002,7920.29%203
124Onawa2,7262,999-9.10%78
125Solon2,7222,10229.50%306
126Tama2,7182,869-5.26%138
127Bloomfield2,6992,6462.00%178
128Jesup2,6932,5296.48%219
129Grundy Center2,6682,704-1.33%155
130Clarion2,6452,840-6.87%117
131West Branch2,6202,33312.30%153
132Eldora2,5782,730-5.57%90
133Missouri Valley2,5732,829-9.05%119
134Kalona2,5552,3727.72%177
135Center Point2,5532,4255.28%146
136Madrid2,5292,561-1.25%308
137Sibley2,5082,799-10.40%222
138Hudson2,4902,2849.02%44
139Marengo2,4822,522-1.59%175
140Rock Rapids2,4742,543-2.71%87
141Belle Plaine2,4382,529-3.60%114
142Ely2,4251,79435.17%251
143Hawarden2,4002,533-5.25%129
144Cascade2,3872,1809.50%185
145West Union2,2912,475-7.43%123
146Hull2,2892,1814.95%245
147Lisbon2,2592,1405.56%157
148Lamoni2,2432,326-3.57%84
149Bellevue2,2272,2051.00%239
150Mitchellville2,2202,260-1.77%142
151La Porte City2,2182,285-2.93%129
152Belmond2,2132,369-6.59%116
153Toledo2,1432,335-8.22%139
154Sac City2,0622,223-7.24%63
155Rockwell City2,0582,216-7.13%73
156Ida Grove2,0502,136-4.03%141
157Atkins2,0501,67222.61%278
158Colfax2,0462,091-2.15%129
159Sigourney2,0252,057-1.56%138
160Peosta2,0231,40344.19%121
161Epworth2,0161,8787.35%169
162Postville1,9932,230-10.63%141
163Ogden1,9572,041-4.12%213
164Wapello1,9552,065-5.33%225
165Sumner1,9522,026-3.65%119
166Northwood1,9411,987-2.32%77
167Monroe1,9341,8285.80%170
168Britt1,9132,062-7.23%226
169Lake Mills1,9122,100-8.95%106
170Audubon1,9102,163-11.70%149
171Parkersburg1,9041,8900.74%197
172Dallas Center1,9021,63416.40%54
173Farley1,8861,53622.79%174
174Greenfield1,8821,986-5.24%155
175Denver1,8741,7676.06%178
176Durant1,8621,866-0.21%225
177Alta1,8551,914-3.08%257
178New London1,8231,895-3.80%257
179Leon1,8051,968-8.28%85
180Guttenberg1,7941,914-6.27%128
181Columbus Junction1,7931,895-5.38%122
182Stuart1,7401,6465.71%94
183Prairie City1,7021,6781.43%205
184Pleasantville1,6921,6870.30%100
185Moville1,6891,6214.19%265
186Granger1,6701,26132.43%147
187Blue Grass1,6451,45313.21%84
188Walcott1,6321,6170.93%78
189Corydon1,6221,5902.01%174
190Lake City1,6201,723-5.98%50
191Reinbeck1,6121,678-3.93%111
192Remsen1,6071,661-3.25%184
193Pocahontas1,5901,784-10.87%118
194Mount Ayr1,5891,683-5.59%89
195Traer1,5861,698-6.60%183
196Nashua1,5851,653-4.11%82
197Hartley1,5621,673-6.63%179
198Manson1,5421,688-8.65%72
199Urbana1,5321,4575.15%106
200Woodward1,5141,4792.37%62
201Avoca1,5131,5080.33%94
202Van Meter1,5121,04045.38%112
203Mediapolis1,5051,559-3.46%187
204Oakland1,4911,529-2.49%130
205Guthrie Center1,4801,561-5.19%89
206Ackley1,4761,592-7.29%89
207Monona1,4611,544-5.38%187
208Akron1,4551,516-4.02%175
209Walford1,4391,458-1.30%218
210Fayette1,4351,3317.81%145
211Slater1,4241,492-4.56%111
212Montezuma1,4201,454-2.34%85
213Manning1,4141,516-6.73%85
214Kingsley1,4061,412-0.42%130
215Earlham1,4041,449-3.11%216
216State Center1,4021,471-4.69%212
217Logan1,4001,531-8.56%208
218Brooklyn1,4001,475-5.08%166
219Corning1,3971,634-14.50%131
220Wellman1,3871,409-1.56%195
221Lenox1,3851,410-1.77%104
222Sanborn1,3831,405-1.57%109
223Holstein1,3821,393-0.79%131
224Tripoli1,3761,3164.56%147
225Lone Tree1,3751,3075.20%192
226Bedford1,3681,441-5.07%127
227Woodbine1,3611,482-8.16%159
228Arnolds Park1,3551,13419.49%127
229Nora Springs1,3441,433-6.21%92
230Clarksville1,3281,441-7.84%150
231Dysart1,3111,373-4.52%157
232New Sharon1,2991,2940.39%207
233Central City1,2921,2691.81%174
234Maharishi Vedic City1,2891,294-0.39%56
235Manly1,2741,320-3.48%130
236Buffalo1,2641,272-0.63%28
237Dike1,2621,2124.13%135
238Shell Rock1,2571,295-2.93%117
239Roland1,2321,285-4.12%160
240Alton1,2301,2260.33%96
241Melcher-Dallas1,2281,284-4.36%184
242Coon Rapids1,2221,305-6.36%102
243Strawberry Point1,2121,275-4.94%86
244Elkader1,2051,292-6.73%130
245Gilbert1,1611,0807.50%157
246Mapleton1,1431,224-6.62%106
247Malvern1,1431,149-0.52%106
248Springville1,1351,0706.07%237
249Fairbank1,1351,1161.70%231
250Baxter1,1341,1003.09%259
251Villisca1,1301,247-9.38%88
252Elk Run Heights1,1301,1181.07%159
253Lake Park1,1291,1081.90%114
254Mechanicsville1,1271,144-1.49%204
255St. Ansgar1,1221,1110.99%155
256Glidden1,1121,146-2.97%150
257Jewell Junction1,1111,212-8.33%43
258Sheffield1,1001,177-6.54%29
259Laurens1,0881,256-13.38%222
260Lake View1,0881,143-4.81%76
261De Soto1,0831,0493.24%106
262Winfield1,0741,131-5.04%153
263Conrad1,0731,106-2.98%130
264Palo1,07095711.81%130
265Elkhart1,06268155.95%89
266Panora1,0611,119-5.18%88
267Sidney1,0531,133-7.06%114
268Greene1,0471,130-7.35%137
269Marcus1,0401,119-7.06%101
270Aplington1,0301,130-8.85%209
271Riverside1,0221,0002.20%86
272George1,0201,089-6.34%63
273Eddyville1,0121,025-1.27%128
274North English1,0091,044-3.35%246
275Beaverdale1,0029525.25%61
276Sloan9999752.46%228
277Lawton9989149.19%208
278Janesville9989327.08%105
279Hamburg9961,185-15.95%135
280Tabor9931,042-4.70%115
281University Heights9861,037-4.92%553
282Underwood9829404.47%133
283Rockwell9801,037-5.50%49
284Clarence9779740.31%191
285Keota9751,011-3.56%188
286Fruitland974980-0.61%80
287Hinton9729522.10%202
288Paullina9691,052-7.89%156
289Dunlap9691,040-6.83%128
290Shellsburg966993-2.72%182
291Treynor9639254.11%231
292Allison9551,026-6.92%49
293Preston9511,009-5.75%165
294Princeton9488857.12%55
295Aurelia9441,040-9.23%139
296Odebolt9411,013-7.11%134
297Neola93584710.39%219
298Wayland933955-2.30%131
299Griswold9261,036-10.62%222
300Swisher9258805.11%170
301Gowrie9251,034-10.54%95
302Keosauqua9181,007-8.84%95
303Fredericksburg917946-3.07%152
304West Point916973-5.86%216
305Eldon915930-1.61%123
306Lansing9051,002-9.68%125
307Calmar903979-7.76%122
308Maxwell889923-3.68%121
309Le Grand886940-5.74%127
310Danville885932-5.04%174
311Long Grove8848099.27%114
312Anita882978-9.82%74
313Larchwood8738344.68%131
314Inwood8738137.38%97
315Victor870892-2.47%274
316Redfield8628353.23%94
317Lake Panorama8601,309-34.30%19
318Readlyn8588096.06%390
319Gladbrook856942-9.13%183
320Dunkerton853863-1.16%112
321Newhall852895-4.80%421
322Edgewood851866-1.73%149
323Primghar850909-6.49%92
324Newell846880-3.86%100
325Dakota City8438410.24%170
326Donnellson842906-7.06%99
327Armstrong842922-8.68%143
328Winthrop839851-1.41%158
329Hazleton8338310.24%155
330McGregor832868-4.15%95
331Schleswig823888-7.32%94
332Sully8218200.12%209
333Buffalo Center819903-9.30%113
334Correctionville816823-0.85%202
335Rockford810861-5.92%191
336Afton807843-4.27%122
337Carson803811-0.99%183
338Colo800877-8.78%112
339Hubbard795844-5.81%70
340Graettinger795842-5.58%154
341Hills79271311.08%157
342Wall Lake791819-3.42%96
343Walker7897880.13%155
344Okoboji786819-4.03%67
345Cambridge784828-5.31%88
346Middle Amana77858133.91%112
347Raymond777788-1.40%71
348Hartford7777770.00%107
349Exira773836-7.54%113
350Riceville772786-1.78%105
351Morning Sun772835-7.54%148
352Oxford770803-4.11%124
353Hedrick7707640.79%75
354Lowden767787-2.54%106
355Melbourne766832-7.93%202
356Earlville766811-5.55%203
357Ossian764845-9.59%107
358Montrose764831-8.06%94
359Walnut759786-3.44%51
360Grand Junction757826-8.35%117
361Dayton751832-9.74%132
362Milo749771-2.85%184
363West Bend746785-4.97%126
364Merrill729757-3.70%192
365Sioux Rapids728777-6.31%131
366Adair727781-6.91%49
367Alden726785-7.52%70
368Fremont725744-2.55%105
369Gilbertville7247200.56%305
370Garnavillo724745-2.82%106
371Wheatland723763-5.24%178
372Essex723797-9.28%72
373Coalville72261018.36%49
374Manilla720779-7.57%104
375Schaller719773-6.99%85
376Whiting717762-5.91%107
377Ventura705716-1.54%59
378Seymour7057030.28%45
379Battle Creek695711-2.25%208
380Alburnett6936732.97%126
381Bancroft692733-5.59%185
382Hospers686703-2.42%203
383Olin685700-2.14%100
384Wellsburg681707-3.68%92
385Stratford681741-8.10%53
386Lakeside679704-3.55%441
387Ruthven678732-7.38%239
388Boyden665701-5.14%145
389Coggon661670-1.34%158
390Murray660757-12.81%124
391Panorama Park659129410.85%1,835
392Van Horne656684-4.09%105
393Blairstown653690-5.36%196
394Stanwood650684-4.97%123
395Albert City647702-7.83%177
396Washburn643876-26.60%78
397Shueyville64356513.81%51
398Agency6396390.00%147
399Moravia638663-3.77%85
400Fontanelle638672-5.06%99
401Elgin638681-6.31%144
402Stanton633686-7.73%103
403Farmington628665-5.56%200
404Brighton628654-3.98%120
405What Cheer624646-3.41%76
406Keystone6246210.48%207
407Crescent616618-0.32%95
408St. Charles615651-5.53%171
409Dexter6156061.49%73
410Elk Horn606664-8.73%117
411Shelby604640-5.63%48
412Pomeroy603661-8.77%44
413Doon6015813.44%139
414Ireton599610-1.80%88
415Hopkinton591627-5.74%142
416Sutherland590649-9.09%101
417Minden590612-3.59%198
418Orleans589608-3.13%79
419Grand Mound589641-8.11%48
420Richland5885840.68%114
421Dumont588638-7.84%50
422Clermont587620-5.32%71
423Kanawha581650-10.62%43
424Goldfield581632-8.07%73
425Moulton580604-3.97%86
426Kellogg578598-3.34%236
427Ainsworth5775661.94%234
428Fonda561629-10.81%80
429Anthon561568-1.23%118
430Quasqueton5605541.08%74
431Arcadia55648414.88%84
432Sabula552587-5.96%166
433Batavia5434998.82%136
434Everly538590-8.81%77
435Russell530554-4.33%76
436Norway528544-2.94%181
437Elma521546-4.58%60
438Scranton516559-7.69%41
439Rolfe516582-11.34%73
440Radcliffe516546-5.49%77
441Badger516559-7.69%70
442Early515557-7.54%196
443Allerton5135041.79%67
444Grandview512556-7.91%342
445Wyoming509516-1.36%149
446Zearing504554-9.03%100
447Swea City503540-6.85%102
448Lovilia499549-9.11%145
449Runnells492509-3.34%172
450Dows492541-9.06%95
451New Albin491519-5.39%301
452Beacon491495-0.81%73
453Burt490532-7.89%168
454Humeston4884821.24%119
455Otho487540-9.81%158
456Garwin487526-7.41%72
457Maynard486517-6.00%73
458New Virginia485488-0.61%162
459New Hartford482517-6.77%116
460Delmar481525-8.38%94
461Dow City479512-6.45%223
462Breda478483-1.04%96
463Oxford Junction477496-3.83%102
464Truro475488-2.66%73
465Ellsworth473530-10.75%79
466Whittemore472503-6.16%167
467Albion472506-6.72%118
468Latimer470504-6.75%29
469Lime Springs468505-7.33%69
470University Park467488-4.30%90
471Gilman466510-8.63%128
472Gilmore City463502-7.77%55
473Emerson4634385.71%269
474Delhi4614600.22%71
475Collins461495-6.87%141
476Charter Oak458504-9.13%141
477Stacyville455491-7.33%132
478Ocheyedan455490-7.14%58
479Lamont453461-1.74%115
480Thompson449501-10.38%76
481Martensdale449465-3.44%176
482Klemme449505-11.09%132
483Alleman4464342.76%25
484Farragut444484-8.26%163
485Bayard443471-5.94%144
486Titonka439478-8.16%233
487Riverdale4374048.17%35
488Miles435455-4.40%51
489Marquette431443-2.71%34
490Denmark4294231.42%38
491Conesville429432-0.69%178
492Birmingham425449-5.35%60
493Little Rock423458-7.64%79
494Galva419433-3.23%88
495Lawler413441-6.35%65
496Plainfield412436-5.50%183
497Ashton412458-10.04%62
498Mystic411424-3.07%21
499Bussey409421-2.85%183
500Andrew406429-5.36%244

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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