Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Iowa. Photography contributions by Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Bill Gatchel, Brent Ivy and Scott Onson.
City / Area Guides
Many of the mileage statistics for highways cited throughout the AARoads’ Iowa guides were obtained from the extensively researched Iowa Highways Page by Jason Hancock. Additionally Jeff Morrison’s Iowa Highway Ends further covers each highway in the Hawkeye State with photos covering every end or entrance point from adjoining states.
|Des Moines||655,409||Quad Cities||381,451|
|Cedar Rapids||272,295||Iowa City||173,401|
|Top County Populations|
|Top City Populations|
|Des Moines||216,853||Cedar Rapids||133,174|
|Ames||67,154||West Des Moines||66,641|
|Source: U.S. Census – Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) U.S. Census|
- Capital: Des Moines
- Nickname: Hawkeye State
- State Flower: Wild Rose
- State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
- State Tree: Oak
- Total Interstate Mileage: 781.24
- Land Area: 55,869.3 square miles
- Acres in Farmland (2006): 31,500,000
- Highest Point: Hawkeye Point 1,670 feet
- Lowest Point: Mississippi River in Lee County 480 feet
- Number of Counties: 99
- Number of Incorporated Places: 948
- Statehood: 29th state; admitted December 28, 1846
- Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
- Dubuque is home to the only county courthouse with a gold dome.
- Herbert Hoover, a West Branch native, was the 31st president of the United States and the first one born west of the Mississippi.
- Iowa is ranked first in Pork, Corn and Egg production in the U.S.
Major League Sports Franchises
Updated February 13, 2020.