Iowa, a state that is situated between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It is known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. In the capital, Des Moines, are landmarks from the gold-domed 19th-century capitol to the modern Des Moines Art Center, known for it’s contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood.
Capital: Des Moines.
In earlier times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish Louisiana, it’s current state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers put the foundation for an agriculture based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt.
In the other half of the 20th century, Iowa’s agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, information technology, biotechnology, and green energy production.
POPULATION OF IOWA IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 3.065 Million, 2012 – 3.076 Million, 2013 – 3.092 Million, 2014 – 3.107 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Iowa in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Iowa have expanded by 0.042 Million. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 3.1175 Million and the anticipated populace of Iowa of the year 2016 ought to be 3.128 Million.
Around 2012, Iowa had a projected population of 3,074,186, which is an increase of 10,089 people or 0.3%, from the previous year and an increase of 27,329 or 0.9%, since 2010. This is the first time Iowa has crossed the 3 Million mark in population. Iowa is the 30th most populated state in the country. In 2007, the latest demographic information available shows that the state had a natural increase of 53,706 people in population from the last census (that is 197,163 births minus 143,457 deaths) and a decrease of 11,754 resulting because of net migration of people out of the state.
Immigration from outside the country produced a net increase of 29,386 people, while migration inside the country produced a net loss of 41,140 people. 6.5% of Iowa’s population were reported as under the age of five, 22.6% under 18, and 14.7% were 65 or older. Males consisted of 49.6% of the population.
DEMOGRAPHY OF IOWA:
Out of all the residents of Iowa, 72.2% were born in Iowa, 23.2% were born in a different US state, 0.5% were born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s), and around 4.1% were foreign born.
According to the 2010 US Census, 91.3% of the population was White (88.7% non-Hispanic white), 2.9% was Black or African American, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.8% from two or more races. 5.0% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Iowans people mostly have a Western European descent. The five largest ancestry groups in Iowa are: German (35.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (9.5%), American (6.6%), and Norwegian (5.7%).
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF IOWA:
Population density: 54.5 people per square mile.
Iowa is getting higher in more people, but at a slow steady rate, following a pattern that has kept the Iowa’s population growth below the national rate.
Iowa had a population of more than 3.1 million as of July 1, according to new estimates released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. Compared to April 1, 2010, Iowa’s population has grown by around 60,000 people.
Between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Iowa’s population increased by .5 percent, according to the bureau. The U.S. population grew .7 percent during that same time period. Since April 2010, Iowa’s population has grown by 2 percent, compared to 3.3 percent nationally.
Iowa’s population growth rate is ranked in the 30th place in the U.S.
FACTS ABOUT IOWA:
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not has dubbed Burlington’s Snake Alley the most crooked street in the world.
- Strawberry Point is the home of the world’s largest strawberry.
- Iowa’s smallest city park is situated in the middle of the road in Hiteman.
- Scranton is home to Iowa’s oldest water tower still in service.
- Dubuque is actually the Iowa’s oldest city.
- Crystal Lake is the place to a statue of the world’s largest bullhead fish.