Iowa

Capital: Des Moines
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
3,156,145
Population 2017 3,143,637
Population 2016 3,131,785
Below Poverty 2017 10.7
Below Poverty 2016 11.8
Below Poverty 2015 12.2
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
66.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 66.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 67.0
Unemployed 2018 2.5
Unemployed 2017 3.1
Unemployed 2016 3.6
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,865
STATE FACTS
At 16 miles, Easat Okobji is the longest natural lake in the state.
Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are 100% formed by water. Missouri and Mississippi rivers.