Iowa City, IA

74,227 Population
25.7 square miles 2,855.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.4%
was 2.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Population Density
2,855.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
32.2%
was 25.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.4%
was 14.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
17.1%
was 14.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
9.4%
was 8.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 4th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
30.0%
was 28.0%
Ranked 7th Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$47,593
was $39,467
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.8
53.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
259.2
was 321.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,569.7
was 2,611.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
31,203
was 30,680
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Median Rent
$872
was $824
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
698
was 399
 
Occupied Housing Units
28,675
was 29,941
 
Homeownership Rate
48.1%
was 41.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
219
was 223
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,205.4
was 1,193.1
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.5%
was 4.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
479
was 176
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.2
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
22.8
was 13.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
9.7
was 5.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.0%
was 96.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.7%
was 96.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
56.2%
was 64.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA

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