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Iowa City
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 74,398 78,040
Population (1990) 59,738 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 25 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,976 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $267,381 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 72.0% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 3.0% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 3.7% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $168,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 129% 101%
Big City Cedar Rapids na
Monthly Rent $1,391 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.9 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 92% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 181 72%
Moderate Days 93 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2 3%
Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 23% 36%
Threatened 38% 2%
Impaired 39% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 43 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 115 miles 72 miles
City Des Moines na
Recreation
National Parks 1 7
National Campgrounds 13 26
State Parks 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 263 346
2015 151 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 74% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 26 37
White 82.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 5.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 5.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $71,794 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 17%
Home Ownership 47% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 37 in 35 in
Elevation 640 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate
Earthquake .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 33 40
Property Crimes 247 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 6,052 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,134 1,253
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