Iowa Population, Area, and Density
The population of Iowa is 3,107,126 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Iowa is ranked number 31 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 46.1% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Iowa is 56,272.8 square miles. There state is 99.3% land and 0.7% water. The population density in Iowa is 55.6 people per square mile (41st out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 3,107,126 people ÷ 55,857.0 sq mi
Population Density = 55.6 people per sq mile
|Population||3,107,126 (31st out of 56)||3,046,355 (31st out of 56)||2,926,324 (31st out of 56)|
|Difference||46.1% below avg||45.5% below avg||42.6% below avg|
|Total Area||56,272.8 mi2||145,746 km2||36,014,565 acres||(26th out of 56)|
|Land Area||55,857.0 mi2||144,669 km2||35,748,433 acres||(99.3%)|
|Water Area||415.8 mi2||1,077 km2||266,132 acres||(0.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||55.6 (41st out of 56)||54.5 (41st out of 56)||52.4 (39th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||87.2% below avg||86.9% below avg||86.8% below avg|