Best Places To Live In Iowa 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Urbandale, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,426
84
  • Ankeny, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,732
83
  • Mount Vernon, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,498
83
  • Waukee, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,108
83
  • Clive, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,557
82
  • Pella, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,365
82
  • Ames, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,206
82
  • University Heights, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,318
82
  • Orange City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,054
82
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,041
82
  • Norwalk, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,012
82
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,347
81
  • Marion, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,750
81
  • Eldridge, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,630
81
  • Polk City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,451
81
  • Decorah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,097
81
  • Johnston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,316
81
  • Grimes, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,341
81
  • Altoona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,563
81
  • Coralville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,931
81
  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,678
81
  • Independence, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,988
80
  • Williamsburg, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,060
80
  • North Liberty, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,330
80
  • Le Claire, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,737
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Iowa for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Iowa is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Iowa has a population of 3,047,646 and a population density of 54.6 people per square mile. The capital city is Des Moines and the largest city in Iowa is Des Moines. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.