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Complete List of Cities in Iowa with Websites

A
Ackley
Adams
Adel
Afton
Albert City
Albia
Alden
Alexander
Algona
Alta
Alton
Altoona
Amana Colonies
Ames
Anamosa
Anita
Ankeny
Anthon
Aplington
Arlington
Arnolds Park
Atkins
Atlantic
Aurelia

B
Baxter
Bedford
Belle Plaine
Bellevue
Bentonsport
Bettendorf
Birmingham
Blue Grass
Bonaparte
Bondurant
Boone
Boyden
Brooklyn
Buffalo Center
Burlington

C
Calmar
Carlisle
Carroll
Carson
Carter Lake
Cascade
Casey
Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Centerville
Central City
Chariton
Charles City
Cherokee
Chester
Clarence
Clarinda
Clarion
Clarksville
Clear Lake
Clermont
Clinton
Clive
Coalville
Colo
Columbus Junction
Conrad
Coralville
Corning
Council Bluffs
Cresco
Creston

D
Danville
Davenport
Davis City
Decatur City
Decorah
Denison
Denver
Des Moines
Dewitt
Donnellson
Dows
Dubuque
Dumont
Dunlap
Dyersville
Dysart

E
Eagle Grove
Earlham
Eldora
Eldridge
Elgin
Elk Horn
Elkader
Elma
Ely
Emmetsburg
Essex
Estherville
Evansdale

F
Fairbank
Fairfield
Farley
Farmington
Fayette
Fenton
Fontanelle
Forest City
Fort Dodge
Fort Madison
Franklin
Fredericksburg

G
Galva
Garner
George
Gilman
Gladbrook
Glenwood
Granger
Greene
Grimes
Grinnell
Griswold
Grundy Center
Guthrie Center
Guttenberg

H
Hamburg
Hampton
Harlan
Harpers Ferry
Hartley
Hawarden
Hiawatha
Hinkletown
Holstein
Holy Cross
Humboldt
Huxley

I
Ida Grove
Independence
Indianola
Inwood
Iowa City
Iowa Falls
Ireton
Irwin

J
Jefferson
Jesup
Johnston

K
Kalona
Kamrar
Kellogg
Keokuk
Keosauqua
Kingsley
Kirkman
Kirkville
Knoxville

L
Lake City
Lake Mills
Lake Park
Lake View
Lamoni
Lansing
Larchwood
Larrabee
Laurens
Lawton
Le Claire
Le Mars
Leon
Lewis
Lime Springs
Linn Grove
Lisbon
Little Sioux
Logan
Lone Rock
Long Grove
Lowden
Lynnville

M
Macedonia
Madrid
Manchester
Manilla
Manning
Manson
Mapleton
Maquoketa
Marengo
Marion
Marne
Marquette
Marshalltown
Mason City
McCallsburg
McGregor
McIntire
Mechanicsville
Mediapolis
Melrose
Miles
Milford
Minden
Mineola
Missouri Valley
Monona
Montezuma
Monticello
Montrose
Moravia
Morning Sun
Mount Pleasant
Mount Vernon
Muscatine

N
Nashua
Neola
Nevada
New Hampton
New Providence
New Virginia
Newton
Nichols
North Liberty
Northwood
Norwalk

O
Oakland
Odebolt
Oelwein
Okoboji
Olin
Onawa
Oran
Orange City
Osceola
Oskaloosa
Ottumwa
Oxford Junction

P
Panora
Parkersburg
Pella
Perry
Plainfield
Pleasant Hill
Plymouth
Pocahontas
Polk City
Prairie City
Preston
Primghar
Protivin

R
Red Oak
Redfield
Reinbeck
Remsen
Riceville
Ringsted
Robins
Rock Falls
Rock Rapids
Rock Valley
Rockwell
Rockwell City
Roland
Rolfe

S
Sac City
Saint Ansgar
Sanborn
Schleswig
Sergeant Bluff
Shelby
Sheldon
Shell Rock
Shenandoah
Sibley
Sigourney
Sioux Center
Sioux City
Sioux Rapids
Solon
Spencer
Spirit Lake
Springville
St. Ansgar
St. Paul
Stacyville
Stanhope
Stanley
Stanton
Storm Lake
Story City
Stratford
Strawberry Point
Stuart
Sully

T
Tama
Tiffin
Tipton
Titonka
Toledo
Traer
Treynor

U
Underwood
Urbana
Urbandale

V
Van Meter
Vedic City
Ventura
Villisca
Vinton

W
Wahpeton
Walcott
Walnut
Waterloo
Waukee
Waverly
Webster City
West Bend
West Branch
West Burlington
West Des Moines
West Liberty
West Point
West Union
Whittemore
Williamsburg
Wilton
Windsor Heights
Winfield
Wiota
Wyoming

Z
Zearing


State of Iowa

 

Flag of Iowa

Seal of Iowa

Nickname(s) : The Hawkeye State, The Tall Corn State

Motto(s) : Our liberties we prize and our rights
we will maintain

 

 

Official language(s)

English

Capital

Des Moines

Largest city

Des Moines

Largest metro area

Des Moines

Area

Ranked 26 th

- Total

56,272 sq mi
(145,743 km²)

- Width

199 miles (320 km)

- Length

310 miles (500 km)

- % water

0.71

- Latitude

40°36'N to 43°30'N

- Longitude

89°5'W to 96°31'W

Population

Ranked 30 th

- Total ( 2000 )

2,926,324

- Density

52.4/sq mi 
20.22/km² (33 rd )

Elevation

 

- Highest point

Hawkeye Point
1,670 ft (509 m)

- Mean

1,099 ft (335 m)

- Lowest point

480 ft (146 m)

Admission to Union

December 28 , 1846 (29 th )

Governor

Thomas Vilsack (D)

U.S. Senators

Chuck Grassley (R)
Tom Harkin (D)

Time zone

Central : UTC -6/ DST -5

Abbreviations

US-IA

Web site

www.iowa.gov

Iowa ( pronounced ['a??w?] ) is a Midwest state of the United States . It is the 29th state of the United States , having joined the Union on December 28 , 1846 . The official name of the state is the "State of Iowa". The state is named for the Native American Iowa people.

Contents

[ hide ] 1 Geography 1.1 Climate

 

 

2 History 2.1 References

 

 

3 Demographics 3.1 Rural flight

3.2 Religion

 

 

4 Economy

5 Transportation 5.1 Interstate highways

5.2 US highways

 

 

6 Law and government 6.1 Iowa Presidential caucus

6.2 U.S. senators from Iowa

 

 

7 Important cities and towns 7.1 Population > 100,000 (metropolitan area)

7.2 Population > 10,000

 

 

8 Education 8.1 State universities

8.2 Independent colleges and universities

8.3 Community colleges

8.4 Professional business and technical colleges and universities

 

 

9 Professional sports teams

10 Miscellaneous topics 10.1 Famous Iowans

10.2 Animals

10.3 State symbols

 

 

11 References

12 See also

13

 

 

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Geography

Iowa neighbors Iowa map Iowa counties Iowa Population Density Map See List of counties in Iowa , List of cities in Iowa , List of townships in Iowa and List of Iowa rivers Iowa is bordered by Minnesota on the north; Nebraska and South Dakota on the west; Missouri on the south; and Wisconsin and Illinois on the east.

The Mississippi River forms the eastern boundary of the state. The boundary along the west is formed by the Missouri River south of Sioux City and by the Big Sioux River north of Sioux City. There are several natural lakes in the state, most notably Spirit Lake , West Okoboji Lake , and East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa ( see Iowa Great Lakes ). Man-made lakes include Lake Odessa [1] , Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, and Rathbun Lake.

The topography of the state is gently rolling plains . Loess hills lie along the western border of the state. Some of these are several hundred feet thick. In the northeast along the Mississippi River is a section of the Driftless Zone , which in Iowa consists of low rugged hills covered with conifers—a landscape not usually associated with this state.

The point of lowest elevation is Keokuk in southeastern Iowa, at 480 feet (146 m). The point of highest elevation, at 1,670 feet (509 m), is Hawkeye Point, located in a feedlot north of Sibley in northwest Iowa. The mean elevation of the state is 1,099 feet (335 m ). Considering the size of the state at 56,271 square miles (145,743 km² ), there is very little elevation difference.

Iowa has 99 counties . The state capital, Des Moines , is located in Polk County ( #60 ).

Areas controlled and protected by the National Park Service include:

Effigy Mounds National Monument near Harpers Ferry

Herbert Hoover National Historical Site in West Branch

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

 

 

Climate

Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa. Iowa experiences a continental climate with extremes of both heat and cold. The average annual temperature at Des Moines is 50.0°F (10.0°C); for some locations in the north the figure is under 45°F, while Keokuk, on the Mississippi River , averages 52.1°F. Winters are brisk and snowfall common, the capital receiving an average of 36.3 inches per season. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season, as well as bringing increased precipitation and warming temperatures. The Iowan summer is known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures sometimes exceeding 100°F (37.8°C).

 

History

Main article: History of Iowa . Highlights:

This article or section does not cite its references or sources .
You can help Wikipedia by introducing appropriate citations. French explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette are believed to be the first Europeans to visit Iowa. They described Iowa as lush, green , and fertile.

Iowa has been home to approximately 17 different Native American tribes. Today, only the Meskwaki tribe remains.

The first American settlers officially moved to Iowa in June 1833 . Primarily, they were families from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

Iowa became the 29 th state in the union on December 28 , 1846 .

The Chicago and North Western Railway reached Council Bluffs in 1867 . Council Bluffs was designated the eastern terminus for the Union Pacific Railroad . The completion of five major railroads across Iowa brought major economic changes as well as travel opportunities.

During the American Civil War , more than 75,000 Iowans participated in the war, 13,001 of whom died (mostly by disease). Iowa had a higher percentage of soldiers serve in the Civil War, per capita, than any other state in the Union, with nearly 60% of eligible males serving.

Iowa saw a large increase in farming of beef, corn, and pork during World War I , but farmers saw economic hardships after the war. These hardships were the result of the removal of war-time farm subsidies. Total recovery did not happen until the 1940s .

The Farm Crisis of the 1980's saw a major decline of family farms in Iowa and around the Midwest, and it was marked by a sharp drop in the state's rural population.

Although Iowa's primary industry is agriculture, it also produces refrigerators , washing machines , fountain pens , farm implements , and food products that are shipped around the world.

Iowa is also a major producer of ethanol and biodiesel .

As of 2006, Iowa is the only Midwestern state to have a growing/expanding economy.

Iowa has the 3rd largest wind power economy, after California and Texas.

 

 

References

Bergman, Marvin, ed. Iowa History Reader (1996) essays by scholars.

Ross, Earl D. Iowa Agriculture: An Historical Survey (1951)

Sage, Leland. A History of Iowa (1974)

Schwieder, Dorothy. Iowa: The Middle Land (1996) excellent scholarly history

Wall, Joseph Frazier. Iowa: A Bicentennial History (1978)

 

Demographics

Historical populations Census

Pop.

 

1840

43,112

 

1850

192,214

346%

1860

674,913

251%

1870

1,194,020

77%

1880

1,624,615

36%

1890

1,912,297

18%

1900

2,231,853

17%

1910

2,224,771

0%

1920

2,404,021

8%

1930

2,470,939

3%

1940

2,538,268

3%

1950

2,621,073

3%

1960

2,757,537

5%

1970

2,824,376

2%

1980

2,913,808

3%

1990

2,776,755

-5%

2000

2,926,324

5%

As of 2005, Iowa has an estimated population of 2,966,334, which is an increase of 13,430, or 0.5%, from the prior year and an increase of 39,952, or 1.4%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 53,706 people (that is 197,163 births minus 143,457 deaths) and a decrease due to net migration of 11,754 people out of the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 29,386 people, while migration within the country produced a net loss of 41,140 people.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2004, Iowa's population included about 97,000 foreign-born (3.3%).

The racial/ethnic makeup of the state (2005) is:

91.5% White , not of Hispanic origin

3.7% Hispanic of any race

2.2% Black

1.4% Asian

0.3% Native American

1.2% Mixed race

 

Iowans are mostly of Northern European origin. The six largest ancestry groups in Iowa are: German (35.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (9.5%), American (6.6%), Norwegian (5.7%), and Dutch (4.6%).

6.4% of Iowa's population were reported as under the age of five, 25.1% under 18, and 14.9% were 65 or older. Females made up approximately 50.9% of the population.

 

Rural flight

Iowa, in common with other Midwestern states (especially Kansas , Nebraska , Oklahoma , North and South Dakota ), is feeling the brunt of falling populations. 89% of the total number of cities in those states have fewer than 3000 people; hundreds have fewer than 1000. Between 1996 and 2004, almost half a million people, nearly half with college degrees, left the six states. "Rural flight" as it is called has led to offers of free land and tax breaks as enticements to newcomers.

 

Religion

Most Iowans are Protestant Christians, with Lutheranism being the largest single Protestant denomination, followed by Methodist. The state has the second largest population of Reformed Christians, both RCA and CRC .

The religious affiliations of the people of Iowa are:

Christian – 74% [ citation needed ] Protestant – 50% Lutheran – 16%

Methodist – 13%

Baptist – 5%

Presbyterian – 3%

Pentecostal – 2%

Congregational / United Church of Christ – 2%

Other Protestant or general Protestant – 11%

 

 

Roman Catholic – 23%

Other Christian – 1%

 

 

Other Religions – 6%

Non-Religious – 13%

Did not answer – 5%

 

 

Economy

Iowa state quarter by Grant Wood The state's total gross state product for 2003 was US$103 billion. Its per capita income for 2003 was US$28,340. Iowa's main agricultural outputs are hogs , corn , soybeans , oats , cattle and dairy products. Its industrial outputs are food processing, machinery, electric equipment, chemical products, publishing and primary metals. Iowa produces the nation's largest amount of ethanol . Des Moines also serves as a center for the insurance industry.

Iowa imposes taxes on net state income of individuals and estates and trusts. There are currently nine income tax brackets, ranging from 0.36% to 8.98%. The state sales tax rate is 5%. [1] Iowa has two local option sales taxes that may be imposed by counties after an election at which the majority of voters favors the tax. They are in addition to the 5 percent state sales tax. The regular local option tax is imposed on the gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property . It usually remains in effect until it is repealed, but the ordinance may include a sunset clause . The school infrastructure local option tax is automatically repealed 10 years after it is imposed, unless the ballot imposes a shorter time frame. [1]

Property tax is levied on the taxable value of real property, that is, mostly land, buildings, structures, and other improvements that are constructed on or in the land, attached to the land or placed upon a foundation. Typical improvements include a building, house or mobile home, fences, and paving. The following five classes of real property are evaluated: residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial and utilities/railroad (which is assessed at the state level). Homeowners pay less than half of the property tax collected each year in Iowa. Farmers pay 21 percent, and businesses and industry, a total of 23 percent. Utility companies, including railroads , pay 10 percent. Iowa has more than 2,000 taxing authorities. Most property is taxed by more than one taxing authority. The tax rate differs in each locality and is a composite of county, city or rural township, school district and special levies.

 

Transportation

 

Interstate highways

These are the interstate highways that go through Iowa:

29 , 35 , 74 , 80 , 129 , 235 , 280 , 380 , 480 , 680

 

 

US highways

These are the United States highways that go through Iowa:

6 , 18 , 20 , 30 , 34 , 52 , 59 , 61 , 63 , 65 , 67 , 69 , 71 , 75 , 77 , 136 , 151 , 169 , 218 , 275

 

 

Law and government

The current Governor is Tom Vilsack (Democrat) and the two U.S. Senators:

Chuck Grassley (R)

Tom Harkin (D)

 

The five U.S. Congressmen:

Jim Leach (R)

Jim Nussle (R)

Steve King (R)

Tom Latham (R)

Leonard Boswell (D)

 

The Code of Iowa contains the statutory laws of the State of Iowa. The Iowa Legislative Service Bureau is a non-partisan governmental agency that is responsible for organizing, updating and publishing the Iowa Code. The Iowa Code is republished in full in odd years (i.e., 1999, 2001, 2003, etc..) and is supplemented in even years.

Iowa has a liberal populist tradition but now is fairly evenly divided between the two major political parties. The state supported Democrats in the presidential contests from 1988 through 2000. It was one of only two states that supported Democrat Al Gore that switched to supporting George W. Bush in 2004. President Bush narrowly won the state's 7 electoral votes by a margin of 0.7 percentage points with 49.9% of the vote. Democratic strength is concentrated in the eastern region of the state and in Des Moines.

Iowa is an alcohol monopoly or Alcoholic beverage control state .

See List of Governors of Iowa , Iowa General Assembly , and Iowa State Capitol

Iowa Presidential caucus

The state gets considerable attention every four years because it holds the first presidential caucus , a gathering of voters to select delegates to the state convention. Along with the New Hampshire primary a week later, it has become the starting gun for choosing the two major-party candidates for president. The caucus, held in January of the election year, involves people gathering in homes or public places and choosing their candidate, rather than casting secret ballots, as is done in a primary election . The national and international media give Iowa (and New Hampshire) about half of all the attention accorded the national candidate selection process, which gives the voters enormous leverage. Some candidates decide to skip the Iowa caucus, especially those who oppose ethanol subsidies, and use their resources in other early states such as New Hampshire and South Carolina. Those who enter the caucus expend enormous effort to reach voters in each of Iowa's 99 counties.

 

U.S. senators from Iowa

List of United States Senators who have represented Iowa:

Seat 1 Senator Took Office Left Office Party Chuck Grassley

1981

present

Republican

John Culver

1975

1981

Democrat

Harold E. Hughes

1969

1975

Democrat

Bourke B. Hickenlooper

1945

1969

Republican

Guy M. Gillette

1936

1945

Democrat

Richard Louis Murphy

1933

1936

Democrat

Smith W. Brookhart

1927

1933

Republican

David W. Stewart

1926

1927

Republican

Albert B. Cummins

1908

1926

Republican

William B. Allison

1873

1908

Republican

James Harlan

1867

1873

Republican

Samuel J. Kirkwood

1865

1867

Republican

James Harlan

1855

1865

Free Soil and
Republican

Augustus C. Dodge

1848

1855

Democrat

Capitol in 2003 after regilding Seat 2 Senator Took Office Left Office Party Tom Harkin

1985

present

Democrat

Roger Jepsen

1979

1985

Republican

Dick Clark

1973

1979

Democrat

Jack R. Miller

1961

1973

Republican

Thomas E. Martin

1955

1961

Republican

Guy M. Gillette

1949

1955

Democrat

George A. Wilson

1943

1949

Republican

Clyde L. Herring

1937

1943

Democrat

L.J. Dickinson

1931

1937

Republican

Daniel F. Steck

1926

1931

Democrat

Smith W. Brookhart

1922

1926

Republican

Charles A. Rawson

1922

1922

Democrat

William S. Kenyon

1911

1922

Republican

Lafayette Young

1910

1911

Democrat

Jonathan P. Dolliver

1900

1910

Republican

John H. Gear

1895

1900

Republican

James F. Wilson

1883

1895

Republican

James W. McDill

1881

1883

Republican

Samuel J. Kirkwood

1877

1881

Republican

George G. Wright

1871

1877

Republican

James B. Howell

1870

1871

Republican

James W. Grimes

1859

1869

Republican

George W. Jones

1848

1859

Democrat

 

Important cities and towns

Main article: List of cities in Iowa Population figures are given in parentheses and are based on 2005 estimates [2] , except for those marked with *, which are special census figures from 2005. Metropolitan Statistical Area figures are 2005 estimates [3] .

 

Population > 100,000 (metropolitan area)

Des Moines (194,163/MSA 522,454), state capital, and home to Drake University .

Cedar Rapids (123,119/MSA 246,412)

Davenport (98,845/MSA 376,309), home of Saint Ambrose University , largest of the Quad Cities

Sioux City (83,148/MSA 142,571)

Waterloo (66,483/MSA 161,897)

Iowa City (62,887/MSA 138,524), home of the University of Iowa

Council Bluffs (59,568/MSA 813,170), part of Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area

 

Population > 10,000

Dubuque (57,798/MSA 91,631), college town, manufacturing center, river port

West Des Moines (52,768), suburb of Des Moines and insurance center

Ames (52,263/MSA 79,952), home of Iowa State University

Cedar Falls (36,471), home of the University of Northern Iowa and part of the Waterloo metropolitan area

Ankeny (*36,161), suburb of Des Moines

Urbandale (*35,904), suburb of Des Moines

Bettendorf (31,890), part of the Quad Cities

Marion (30,233), suburb of Cedar Rapids

Mason City (27,909), city known for cement manufacturing

Clinton (27,086), industrial river town

Marshalltown (25,977), home of Iowa Veterans Home, known for furnace and valve manufacturing

Fort Dodge (25,493), known for mining and veterinary pharmaceuticals

Burlington (25,436), industrial river town

Ottumwa (24,798), industrial river town

Muscatine (22,757), location of many chemical plants

Coralville (17,811), suburb of Iowa City

Newton (15,696), former home of the Maytag Corporation 's headquarters prior to the Whirlpool Corporation buyout

Indianola (*14,156), home of National Balloon Museum and Simpson College

Clive (13,851), suburb of Des Moines

Johnston (*13,596), suburb of Des Moines

Altoona (*13,301), suburb of Des Moines

Boone (12,831), an important hub for the Union Pacific Railroad

Spencer (11,117)

Fort Madison (11,048) home of the Iowa State Penitentiary

Oskaloosa (11,026), home of William Penn University

Keokuk (10,762), river port in extreme southeast

Pella (10,291), Pella Windows headquarters, Central College , Wyatt Earp 's childhood home, Tulip Fest

Carroll (10,047)

Education

Iowa has historically placed a strong emphasis on education, which is shown in standardized testing scores. In 2003, Iowa had the second highest average SAT scores by state, and tied for second highest average ACT scores in states where more than 20% of graduates were tested. The national office of ACT is in Iowa City , and the ITBS and ITED testing programs used in many states are provided by the University of Iowa .

An overhaul of the current education system is being discussed. One of the suggested ideas is switching from 180 days to a year-round school system. [4]

State universities

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

 

Independent colleges and universities

Ashford University

Briar Cliff University

Buena Vista University

Central College

Clarke College

Coe College

Cornell College

Divine Word College

Dordt College

Drake University

Emmaus Bible College

Faith Baptist Bible College

Graceland University

Grand View College

Grinnell College

 

 

Iowa Wesleyan College

Loras College

Luther College

Maharishi University of Management

Morningside College

Mount Mercy College

Northwestern College

Chimpson College

Saint Ambrose University

University of Dubuque

Upper Iowa University

Vennard College

Waldorf College

Wartburg College

William Penn University

 

Community colleges

Clinton Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

Ellsworth Community College

Hawkeye Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Western Community College

Kirkwood Community College

 

 

Marshalltown Community College

Muscatine Community College

North Iowa Area Community College

Northeast Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College

Scott Community College

Southeastern Community College

Southwestern Community College

Western Iowa Community College

 

Professional business and technical colleges and universities

AIB College of Business

Allen College of Nursing

Des Moines University

Hamilton College

Kaplan College

Mercy College of Health Sciences

 

 

Palmer College of Chiropractic

St. Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Vatterott College

 

Professional sports teams

The Minor League baseball teams are:

Iowa Cubs (AAA, Pacific Coast League )

Cedar Rapids Kernels (A, Midwest League )

Burlington Bees (A, Midwest League )

Clarinda A's (collegiate summer)

 

 

Clinton LumberKings (A, Midwest League )

Swing of the Quad Cities (A, Midwest League )

Waterloo Bucks (collegiate summer)

Sioux City Explorers ( Northern League , independent)

 

 

The Minor League hockey teams are:

Iowa Stars

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Waterloo Blackhawks

Omaha Lancers (located in Council Bluffs)

 

 

Des Moines Buccaneers

Sioux City Musketeers

Quad City Mallards

 

 

Real Pro Wrestling

Iowa Stalkers

 

The Minor League soccer teams are:

Des Moines Menace ( USL Premier Development League ; amateur)

 

Miscellaneous topics

 

Famous Iowans

The following is an alphabetical list of famous people born in Iowa (who don't necessarily live in Iowa) as well as famous Iowans in general.

Name Occupation Description James Van Allen

Scientist

Born in Mount Pleasant in 1914 .

Tom Arnold

Film actor

Born in Ottumwa on 6 March 1959 .

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Hunter ; Entertainer ; Pony Express Rider

Born William Frederick Cody near Le Claire on February 26 , 1846 .

Bill Bryson

Popular writer of travel books

Born in Des Moines in 1951 .

Norman Ernest Borlaug

Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Born near Cresco on March 25, 1914 .

Johnny Carson

Comedian

Born in Corning on 23 October 1925 .

Mamie Eisenhower

Wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Born in Boone in 1896 .

Hayden Fry

College football coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Coached into national prominence with several Rose Bowl Game appearances and high national rankings throughout his tenure.

George Gallup

American statistician; inventor of the Gallup poll

Born in Jefferson in 1901 .

Frank Gotch

Professional wrestler; world heavyweight champion

Born south of Humboldt in 1878 .

Chad Hennings

American football player and US Air Force officer

Born in Elberon on October 20 , 1965 .

Herbert Hoover

31 st President of the United States

Born in West Branch in 1874 . He is also buried there.

Lou Henry Hoover

Wife of President Herbert Hoover

Born in Waterloo, Iowa .

Ashton Kutcher

Film and television actor

Born in Cedar Rapids on February 7 , 1978 .

William D. Leahy

Five star admiral

Born in Hampton on May 6 , 1875 .

Frederick L. Maytag

Maytag founder

Lived his childhood years near Laurel .

Robert Millikan

Physicist

Measured the charge of the electron , spent part of his childhood in Maquoketa .

Kate Mulgrew

Actress

A film and television actress born in Dubuque, Iowa on April 29 , 1955 .

Charles Murray

American policy writer

Best known for being the co-author of the controversial best seller, The Bell Curve . Born in Newton, Iowa on January 8 , 1943 .

Nancy Price

Author of Sleeping with the Enemy

Former Professor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa .

Harry Reasoner

Journalist

Born 17 Apr 1923 at Dakota City, Iowa

Ronald Reagan

40th President of the United States

Worked as a Disc Jockey in Des Moines

Donna Reed

Actress

Born as Donna Belle Mullenger January 27, 1921 on a farm near Denison, Iowa

George Reeves

Actor

Born January 5, 1914, best known for playing the role of Superman on the television series in the 1950s.

Reggie Roby

NFL Punter

Born in Waterloo played college football at University of Iowa .

Sage Rosenfels

NFL quarterback

Born in Maquoketa in 1978 and played college football at Iowa State University .

Slipknot

Alternative metal/nu metal band

Formed in Des Moines .

Mark Steines

Co-host of Entertainment Tonight

Alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa .

Sullivan brothers

Deaths brought about the military's Sole_Survivor_Policy

Died together on the USS Juneau during the Battle of Guadalcanal , were born in Waterloo .

Billy Sunday

a professional baseball player; evangelist

Born in Bina in 1862 and lived in Glenwood , Nevada , and Ames .

Henry A. Wallace

33rd Vice President of the United States

Born in Orient, Iowa in 1888 ; died in Danbury, Connecticut in 1965

Robert James Waller

Author of The Bridges of Madison County

Former Professor of Business at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa .

Grant Wood

Artist

Known mostly for his painting American Gothic , was born in Anamosa on 13 February 1891 .

Wright Brothers

 

Lived for a short time in Cedar Rapids while their father was posted there as a bishop with the Church of the Brethren .

Kurt Warner

American football player

Born in 1971 in Burlington . Alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa .

John Wayne

Film actor

Born as Marion Morrison in Winterset in 1907 .

Elijah Wood

Film actor

Born in Cedar Rapids on January 28 , 1981 .

Brandon Routh

Film and television actor

Born in Des Moines on October 09 , 1979

 

Kyle Orton

American football player

Born in Altoona on November 14 , 1982

 

Animals

Some of the wild animals that can be found in Iowa:

White-tailed deer

Pheasant

Quail

Muskrat

Raccoon

Red fox

Jackrabbit

Cottontail

Fox squirrel

Gray squirrel

Coyote

Beaver

Badger

Weasel

Mink

Eastern spotted skunk

Striped skunk

Gray fox

Opossum

Gopher

Groundhog

Mississauga rattlesnake

Prairie rattlesnake

Timber rattlesnake

 

State symbols

Nickname: The Hawkeye State

Bird: Eastern Goldfinch

Fish: Channel catfish (unofficial)

Flower: Wild Rose

Grass: Bluebunch wheatgrass

Insect: Honey Bee

Tree: Oak

Colors:Red, white, and blue (in state flag)

Fossil: Crinoid (proposed)

Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Rock: Geode

Ships: Iowa class battleship , USS Iowa (BB-4) , USS Iowa (BB-53) , USS Iowa (BB-61)

Song: The Song of Iowa

Soil: Tama (unofficial)

 

References

^ a b Iowa Department of Revenue Local Option . Retrieved on 2006 - 06-05 .

 

 

See also

Iowa: Facts, Map and State Symbols - EnchantedLearning.com

State Symbols

The Graduate Center, CUNY : Research Studies: American Religious Identification Survey

Scouting in Iowa

 

Official State of Iowa Website

Iowa News.

U.S. Census Bureau

Iowa Code online at Iowa General Assembly

Iowa Newspapers

Iowa Employment - State and County Data

Iowa News. (civil liberties)

Midwest Regional Climate Center (climate statistics)

Karl King, Iowa's March King

Iowa State Facts

 

 

State of Iowa

Regions Des Moines metropolitan area | Great River Road | Iowa Great Lakes | Loess Hills | Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area | Quad Cities | Siouxland

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FULL CARE HORSE BOARDING:
  • freshly crimped oats twice/day
  • coastal hay
  • daily stall cleaning with clean wood shavings
  • daily turnouts (weather permitting)
  • free trailer parking
  • lighted indoor riding arena
  • outdoor round pen
  • 4-horse walker
OPTIONAL HORSE BOARDING SERVICES:
  • winter blanketing
  • stall fan
  • heat lamp
  • additional oats and/or hay
  • feed supplements
  • additional shavings
  • administration of medicine, (nonintravenous)
  • private paddocks
  • evening turnout

Free Rein North Barn
Free Rein North Barn is an eight-acre facility near the city of North Liberty, Iowa. Free Rein is convenient to the University of Iowa and also to the Greater Cedar Rapids area. Free Rein North Barn has an Olympic size indoor riding arena, spacious stalls, and large paddocks. There is also an outdoor jump arena. We are set up as a full care facility; we do the work, you have the fun! We do also offer a partial care option.