StatisticIowa CityIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,7965791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Iowa City is 4805% 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
  • In Iowa City 8.16% of the population is Asian

Compare Iowa City, IA Demographics


      Iowa City population breakdown by race

      RaceIowa CityIowaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Iowa City age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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