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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Iowa City, IA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 68% Joe Biden (D) 63,738 66.7% Donald Trump* (R) 29,896 31.3% 1,982 [+] 2.1% 95,616 -16 0.06%
2016 66% Hillary Clinton (D) 54,143 61.6% Donald Trump (R) 27,217 31.0% 6,509 [+] 7.4% 87,869 -15 0.06%
2012 70% Barack Obama* (D) 55,781 64.1% Mitt Romney (R) 29,260 33.6% 1,940 [+] 2.2% 86,981 -14 0.07%
2008 71% Barack Obama (D) 56,197 67.2% John McCain (R) 25,979 31.1% 1,442 [+] 1.7% 83,618 -15 0.06%
2004 69% John Kerry (D) 46,442 61.1% George W. Bush* (R) 28,692 37.7% 927 [+] 1.2% 76,061 -13 0.06%
2000 59% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 35,106 56.7% George W. Bush (R) 22,726 36.7% 4,031 [+] 6.5% 61,863 -11 0.06%
1996 54% Bill Clinton* (D) 31,716 58.8% Robert Dole (R) 17,002 31.5% 5,187 [+] 9.6% 53,905 -9 0.06%
1992 65% Bill Clinton (D) 32,040 52.7% George Bush* (R) 17,617 29.0% 11,135 [+] 18.3% 60,792 -8 0.06%
1988 59% Michael Dukakis (D) 32,535 62.3% George Bush (R) 19,194 36.7% 534 [+] 1.0% 52,263 -17 0.06%
1984 63% Walter Mondale (D) 29,079 55.1% Ronald Reagan* (R) 23,290 44.1% 445 0.8% 52,814 -15 0.06%
1980 65% Jimmy Carter* (D) 22,999 45.4% Ronald Reagan (R) 17,609 34.8% 10,016 [+] 19.8% 50,624 -16 0.06%
1976 66% Jimmy Carter (D) 23,656 50.9% Gerald Ford* (R) 20,308 43.7% 2,553 [+] 5.5% 46,517 -4 0.06%
1972 66% George McGovern (D) 23,706 53.5% Richard Nixon* (R) 20,010 45.1% 609 [+] 1.4% 44,325 -16 0.06%
1968 60% Richard Nixon (R) 16,283 48.1% Hubert Humphrey (D) 16,220 47.9% 1,384 [+] 4.1% 33,887 5 0.05%
1964 57% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 19,304 65.4% Barry Goldwater (R) 10,175 34.4% 58 0.2% 29,537 -4 0.04%
1960 65% Richard Nixon (R) 16,788 54.9% John Kennedy (D) 13,785 45.1% 24 0.1% 30,597 5 0.04%
1956 60% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,142 59.2% Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,789 40.7% 21 0.1% 28,952 2 0.05%
1952 63% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 18,177 62.8% Adlai Stevenson (D) 10,671 36.9% 87 0.3% 28,935 8 0.05%
1948 57% Harry Truman* (D) 12,096 49.3% Thomas Dewey (R) 11,819 48.1% 633 [+] 2.6% 24,548 3 0.05%
1944 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 11,857 50.1% Thomas Dewey (R) 11,704 49.5% 99 0.4% 23,660 4 0.05%
1940 71% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,047 50.2% Wendell Willkie (R) 12,855 49.4% 97 0.4% 25,999 5 0.05%
1936 71% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,173 55.2% Alf Landon (R) 10,248 42.9% 440 [+] 1.8% 23,861 6 0.05%
1932 70% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 13,318 57.7% Herbert Hoover* (R) 9,373 40.6% 387 [+] 1.7% 23,078 1 0.06%
1928 74% Herbert Hoover (R) 13,236 57.1% Al Smith (D) 9,935 42.9% 0 0.0% 23,171 -1 0.06%
1924 70% Calvin Coolidge (R) 10,794 50.8% John Davis (D) 6,438 30.3% 4,003 [+] 18.9% 21,235 -3 0.07%
1920 64% Warren Harding (R) 11,509 60.3% James Cox (D) 7,289 38.2% 302 [+] 1.6% 19,100 0 0.07%
1916 40% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 5,789 50.9% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 5,449 47.9% 128 [+] 1.1% 11,366 2 0.06%
1912 38% Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,330 49.9% William Taft* (R) 2,909 27.2% 2,444 [+] 22.9% 10,683 4 0.07%
1908 41% William J. Bryan (D) 5,433 49.2% William Taft (R) 5,389 48.8% 218 [+] 2.0% 11,040 -3 0.07%
1904 41% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 5,838 53.1% Alton Parker (D) 4,857 44.2% 297 [+] 2.7% 10,992 -3 0.08%
1900 43% William McKinley* (R) 5,854 50.9% William J. Bryan (D) 5,416 47.1% 229 [+] 2.0% 11,499 -1 0.08%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 63,738 66.7%
Donald Trump* (R) 29,896 31.3%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,108 1.2%
Other 874 0.9%
TOTAL 95,616
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -16


2016 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 54,143 61.6%
Donald Trump (R) 27,217 31.0%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 3,217 3.7%
Jill Stein (Grn) 957 1.1%
Evan McMullin (I) 813 0.9%
Other 1,522 1.7%
TOTAL 87,869
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -15


2012 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 55,781 64.1%
Mitt Romney (R) 29,260 33.6%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 949 1.1%
Other 991 1.1%
TOTAL 86,981
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): -14


2008 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 56,197 67.2%
John McCain (R) 25,979 31.1%
Ralph Nader (I) 397 0.5%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 315 0.4%
Other 730 0.9%
TOTAL 83,618
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): -15


2004 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 28,692 37.7%
John Kerry (D) 46,442 61.1%
Ralph Nader (I) 370 0.5%
Other 557 0.7%
TOTAL 76,061
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): -13


2000 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 22,726 36.7%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 35,106 56.7%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 3,493 5.6%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 144 0.2%
Other 394 0.6%
TOTAL 61,863
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -11


1996 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 31,716 58.8%
Robert Dole (R) 17,002 31.5%
Ross Perot (Ref) 2,949 5.5%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,529 2.8%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 300 0.6%
Other 409 0.8%
TOTAL 53,905
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): -9


1992 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 32,040 52.7%
George Bush* (R) 17,617 29.0%
Ross Perot (I) 10,619 17.5%
Other 516 0.8%
TOTAL 60,792
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -8


1988 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 19,194 36.7%
Michael Dukakis (D) 32,535 62.3%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 177 0.3%
Other 357 0.7%
TOTAL 52,263
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -17


1984 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 23,290 44.1%
Walter Mondale (D) 29,079 55.1%
Other 445 0.8%
TOTAL 52,814
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): -15


1980 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 17,609 34.8%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 22,999 45.4%
John Anderson (I) 8,804 17.4%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 575 1.1%
Other 637 1.3%
TOTAL 50,624
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -16


1976 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 23,656 50.9%
Gerald Ford* (R) 20,308 43.7%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 2,173 4.7%
Other 380 0.8%
TOTAL 46,517
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -4


1972 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 20,010 45.1%
George McGovern (D) 23,706 53.5%
John Schmitz (Amer) 488 1.1%
Other 121 0.3%
TOTAL 44,325
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -16


1968 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 16,283 48.1%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 16,220 47.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 1,085 3.2%
Other 299 0.9%
TOTAL 33,887
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 5


1964 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 19,304 65.4%
Barry Goldwater (R) 10,175 34.4%
Other 58 0.2%
TOTAL 29,537
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -4


1960 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 13,785 45.1%
Richard Nixon (R) 16,788 54.9%
Other 24 0.1%
TOTAL 30,597
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 5


1956 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,142 59.2%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 11,789 40.7%
Other 21 0.1%
TOTAL 28,952
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 2


1952 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 18,177 62.8%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 10,671 36.9%
Other 87 0.3%
TOTAL 28,935
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 8


1948 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 12,096 49.3%
Thomas Dewey (R) 11,819 48.1%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 406 1.7%
Other 227 0.9%
TOTAL 24,548
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 3


1944 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 11,857 50.1%
Thomas Dewey (R) 11,704 49.5%
Other 99 0.4%
TOTAL 23,660
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 4


1940 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,047 50.2%
Wendell Willkie (R) 12,855 49.4%
Other 97 0.4%
TOTAL 25,999
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 5


1936 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 13,173 55.2%
Alf Landon (R) 10,248 42.9%
William Lemke (Union) 365 1.5%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 31 0.1%
Other 44 0.2%
TOTAL 23,861
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 6


1932 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 13,318 57.7%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 9,373 40.6%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 282 1.2%
Other 105 0.5%
TOTAL 23,078
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 1


1928 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 13,236 57.1%
Al Smith (D) 9,935 42.9%
TOTAL 23,171
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): -1


1924 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 10,794 50.8%
John Davis (D) 6,438 30.3%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 4,003 18.9%
TOTAL 21,235
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): -3


1920 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 11,509 60.3%
James Cox (D) 7,289 38.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 168 0.9%
Parley Christiansen (FL) 42 0.2%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 76 0.4%
Other 16 0.1%
TOTAL 19,100
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 0


1916 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 5,789 50.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 5,449 47.9%
Allan Benson (Soc) 66 0.6%
James Hanly (Proh) 59 0.5%
Other 3 0.0%
TOTAL 11,366
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 2


1912 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,330 49.9%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 2,093 19.6%
William Taft* (R) 2,909 27.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 176 1.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 175 1.6%
TOTAL 10,683
Turnout: 38% Diff (US): 4


1908 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 5,389 48.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 5,433 49.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 31 0.3%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 172 1.6%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 6 0.1%
Other 9 0.1%
TOTAL 11,040
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -3


1904 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 5,838 53.1%
Alton Parker (D) 4,857 44.2%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 60 0.5%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 199 1.8%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 38 0.3%
TOTAL 10,992
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -3


1900 President, Iowa City, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 5,854 50.9%
William J. Bryan (D) 5,416 47.1%
John Woolley (Proh) 199 1.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 18 0.2%
Other 12 0.1%
TOTAL 11,499
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): -1
* incumbent