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Iowa City, IA Metro Area


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2022 population: 178,991   ( 26,405 from 2010)
Land area: 1181.8 square miles
Population density: 151.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:139,784 78.10% 8.5%
Black:13,2037.38% 109.5%
Indian:3550.20% 33.5%
Asian:10,1715.68% 47.3%
2+ races:4,2052.35% 58.1%
Hispanic:11,2736.30% 53.6%
Total non-White:39,20721.90% 65.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,336 12.4
Deaths:2,5957.4
Net Migration: -329-0.9
Net Immigration: 2,0735.9
Change in White population:10,903 7.1
Change in Non-White pop.:15,502 10.2




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
152,586
128,88184.46%
6,3034.13%
2660.17%
6,9064.53%
2,6601.74%
7,3384.81%
23,70515.54%

2000
131,676
118,45789.96%
3,2062.43%
3190.24%
4,6573.54%
1,5061.14%
3,3452.54%
13,21910.04%

1990
115,731
108,43593.70%
2,0691.79%
1140.10%
3,7713.26%
n/a
1,3421.16%
7,2966.30%

1980
101,858
97,77195.99%
1,2731.25%
1180.12%
1,5091.48%
n/a
1,0541.03%
4,0874.01%

1970
91,094
89,42098.16%
5650.62%
640.07%
5040.55%
n/a
3970.44%
1,674 1.84%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
17,017 12.9
7,1355.4
6,2034.7
4,0583.1
10,424 7.9
10,486 8.0
1990's
NumberRate
15,874 13.7
7,0576.1
-168-0.1
1,7661.5
10,022 8.7
5,923 5.1
1980's
NumberRate
15,924 15.6
6,509 6.4
4,374 4.3
n/a
10,664 10.5
3,209 3.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,638 1.8
n/a
8,351 9.2
2,413 2.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
31.9
35,302 19.7%
143,689 80.3%
23,679 13.2%
70,336
2.39
38,885 55.3%
31,584 81.2%
3,073 7.9%
31,451 44.7%

2010
NumberPercent
31.0
31,377 20.6%
121,209 79.4%
14,969 9.8%
61,456
2.35
33,757 54.9%
27,132 80.4%
2,941 8.7%
27,699 45.1%

2000
NumberPercent
30.5
27,618 21.0%
104,058 79.0%
12,062 9.2%
52,143
2.36
29,504 56.6%
24,552 83.2%
2,144 7.3%
22,639 43.4%

1990
NumberPercent
28.6
24,402 21.1%
91,329 78.9%
10,804 9.3%
43,500
2.44
25,706 59.1%
22,264 86.6%
1,541 6.0%
17,794 40.9%

1980
NumberPercent
27.0
23,781 23.3%
78,077 76.7%
9,076 8.9%
37,388
2.51
23,424 62.7%
20,559 87.8%
1,362 5.8%
13,964 37.3%

2022 Housing Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units75,769 
Median Value$265,705 
Occupied70,33692.8%
Vacant5,4337.2%
Owned42,70560.7%
Rented27,63139.3%
Median Rent$1,056 
Single-Family Units48,31963.8%
    Detached40,55353.5%
    Attached7,76610.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units20,09726.5%
Mobile Homes2,7733.7%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,4576.3%
$10,000 to $14,9992,6763.8%
$15,000 to $19,9992,4283.5%
$20,000 to $24,9992,3743.4%
$25,000 to $29,9992,9074.1%
$30,000 to $34,9992,6233.7%
$35,000 to $39,9992,7473.9%
$40,000 to $44,9992,5123.6%
$45,000 to $49,9992,4793.5%
$50,000 to $59,9994,6966.7%
$60,000 to $74,9996,1618.8%
$75,000 to $99,9998,32911.8%
$100,000 to $124,9997,55110.7%
$125,000 to $149,9995,5247.9%
$150,000 to $199,9995,7218.1%
$200,000 or more7,15110.2%
Median Household Income72,741 
Per Capita Income41,322 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.98 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI1,8122.6%
Public Assistance1,3561.9%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps5,2787.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed85,47875.3%
Unemployed3,1322.8%
In Armed Forces1930.2%
Total Labor Force88,80378.3%
Not in Labor Force24,65521.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 24.5%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector29,72223,49355.9%
Non-Profit3,3236,09235.3%
Self-Employed5,5263,12363.9%
Local Government2,5113,46542.0%
State Government7,9969,29446.2%
Federal Government7341,02641.7%
Total Private + Self35,24826,61657.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.14,56419,87742.3%
Total49,81246,49351.7%
Pct. Govt.26.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts14,55815.1%
Sales and Office Occupations17,16317.8%
Professional, Technical32,04333.2%
Service Occupations15,94216.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing9281.0%
All others16,75817.4%
White Collar 66.1%
Industry
 Number%
Educational services18,958162.0%
Health care and social assistance18,390157.2%
Retail trade10,94193.5%
Manufacturing8,30271.0%
Accommodation and food services6,69957.3%
Construction4,66239.8%
Professional, scientific, technical4,53038.7%
Finance and insurance4,21036.0%
Other services3,72731.9%
Transportation and warehousing2,60522.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,54121.7%
Public administration2,36120.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,88316.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,78015.2%
Information1,45412.4%
Wholesale trade1,42712.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,0408.9%
Utilities8527.3%
Management540.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction480.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican6,4003.64%
Puerto Rican7140.41%
Cuban2370.13%
Dominican300.02%
Total Central American1,4070.80%
Costa Rican200.01%
Guatemalan3930.22%
Honduran5890.33%
Nicaraguan660.04%
Panamanian160.01%
Salvadoran3180.18%
Other Central American50.00%
Total South American9400.53%
Argentinean340.02%
Bolivian1360.08%
Chilean510.03%
Colombian5500.31%
Ecuadorian20.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian470.03%
Uruguayan420.02%
Venezuelan780.04%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9360.53%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese2,8661.63%
Indian2,3021.31%
Vietnamese1,3200.75%
Korean1,2560.71%
Filipino3100.18%
Laotian2030.12%
Japanese1600.09%
Bangladeshi1010.06%
Hmong940.05%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English141,47685.2%
Spanish7,0464.2%
Arabic3,0191.8%
Chinese2,7171.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,2871.4%
Other Indo-European2,1761.3%
Other1,7131.0%
German, other Germanic1,6621.0%
Other Asian1,1220.7%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German48,28027.4%
Irish24,04813.7%
English18,28910.4%
American6,5723.7%
Norwegian6,4313.7%
Italian5,6543.2%
Czech4,8862.8%
Swedish4,3192.5%
European3,7272.1%
Polish3,4171.9%
Dutch3,3821.9%
French3,2641.9%
Scottish3,1441.8%
African2,5361.4%
Danish2,2941.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen164,40093.5%
Not a citizen11,4946.5%
Native158,18889.9%
Foreign-born17,70610.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,252 2.1%2,508 2.4%19,657 18.6%28,742 27.1%29,190 27.5%23,613 22.3%
  Average years of education: 14.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,252 2.1%
9-12 Years 2,508 2.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 19,657 18.6%
Some College 28,742 27.1%
Bach. Degree 29,190 27.5%
Grad Degree 23,613 22.3%
Average years of education: 14.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Iowa City, IA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 136,312 132,010 4,302 3.2%
1991 138,226 133,976 4,250 3.1%
1992 143,810 139,266 4,544 3.2%
1993 149,524 145,262 4,262 2.9%
1994 152,402 148,364 4,038 2.6%
1995 153,720 149,402 4,318 2.8%
1996 155,038 150,598 4,440 2.9%
1997 154,648 150,782 3,866 2.5%
1998 157,588 153,894 3,694 2.3%
1999 159,150 155,684 3,466 2.2%
2000 157,172 154,146 3,026 1.9%
2001 160,714 157,070 3,644 2.3%
2002 168,626 163,916 4,710 2.8%
2003 169,204 163,902 5,302 3.1%
2004 169,766 163,846 5,920 3.5%
2005 171,990 166,402 5,588 3.2%
2006 175,956 171,306 4,650 2.6%
2007 179,226 174,188 5,038 2.8%
2008 182,932 177,216 5,716 3.1%
2009 184,170 175,708 8,462 4.6%
2010 182,854 174,766 8,088 4.4%
2011 184,732 176,974 7,758 4.2%
2012 185,634 178,644 6,990 3.8%
2013 190,282 183,702 6,580 3.5%
2014 192,714 186,658 6,056 3.1%
2015 192,580 187,386 5,194 2.7%
2016 194,360 189,280 5,080 2.6%
2017 195,850 190,904 4,946 2.5%
2018 196,588 192,584 4,004 2.0%
2019 199,742 195,568 4,174 2.1%
2020 191,156 182,154 9,002 4.7%
2021 193,604 187,106 6,498 3.4%
2022 197,396 192,856 4,540 2.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com