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Iowa State Data Center

Iowa State Data Center

The Iowa State Data Center is a great place to search for Iowa-focused data on:  employment/unemployment, health, housing, income, language, population, poverty, race.

Iowa data is reported at the state, county, or in some cases metropolitan area/city/town level. 

State-by-state comparisons are available for many variable.

Data ranges often cover ten to fifteen year spans (e.g. from 2005 to 2016).


County Quick Facts provide population data from 1850 to 2017 as well as current data on age, characteristics of commute to work, disabilities, educational attainment, ethnicity/ancestry, gender, household size, income, occupation (by general category), poverty rates, race, unemployment rates, and veteran status for each county in Iowa.

City Quick Facts (same as above - but for hundreds of Iowa towns and cities).


State Data Center Tutorial
(Word Document)


Statistical Abstracts of the United States


U.S. Census Data -

The U.S. Census Bureau ( provides a powerful access to demographic. will provide data on total population as well as distributions for characteristics such as age, race, gender, education attainment, housing, veteran status, disability status, citizenship status.