Iowa City demographics profile

StatisticIowa CityIowaNational
Population72,3853,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,7965591
Median age26.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English83%92%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%
Iowa City, IA has a population of 72,385 and is the 502nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,796 per sq mi which is 5018% higher than the Iowa average and 2986% higher than the national average. The median age in Iowa City is 26 which is approximately 31% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Iowa City, 37% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 49% of Iowa City residents were born in Iowa, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Iowa City is 5018% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Iowa City is 31% lower than Iowa.
  • In Iowa City 78.75% of the population is White.
  • In Iowa City 7.06% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Iowa City 8.16% of the population is Asian.

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Iowa City population breakdown by race

RaceIowa CityIowaNational
White78.75%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American7.06%3.32%12.63%
Asian8.16%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.24%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.21%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.59%1.97%3.06%
Other race2.98%1.27%4.75%
In Iowa City, 5.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Iowa City, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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