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State of Iowa
Flag of Iowa State seal of Iowa
Flag of Iowa Seal
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
Demonym Iowan
Capital Des Moines
Largest city Des Moines
Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area
Area  Ranked 26th in the US
 - Total 56,272 sq mi
(145,743 km²)
 - Width 310 miles (500 km)
 - Length 199 miles (320 km)
 - % water 0.71
 - Latitude 40° 23′ N to 43° 30′ N
 - Longitude 90° 8′ W to 96° 38′ W
Population  Ranked 30th in the US
 - Total 2,926,324
 - Density 52.4/sq mi 
20.22/km² (33rd in the US)
 - Median income  $48,075 (24th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Hawkeye Point[1]
1,670 ft  (509 m)
 - Mean 1,099 ft  (335 m)
 - Lowest point Mississippi River[1] at Keokuk
480 ft  (146 m)
Admission to Union  December 28, 1846 (29th)
Governor Chet Culver (D)
Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge (D)
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R)
Tom Harkin (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Central: UTC-6/DST-5
Abbreviations IA US-IA
Website www.iowa.gov

The State of Iowa (IPA: /ˈaɪəwə/) is a state in the midwestern region of the United States of America. It is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the Union on December 28, 1846. The state is named for the Ioway people, a Siouan tribe of Native Americans that formerly lived there. It is known as the "Hawkeye State". Iowa may refer to: Places in the United States: Iowa, a U.S. state Iowa River, a tributary of the Mississippi River Iowa, Louisiana, a town Iowa City, Iowa, a city Iowa Colony, Texas, a city Iowa County, Iowa, a county Iowa County, Wisconsin, a county Iowa Falls, Iowa, a... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iowa. ... Flag of Iowa The flag of Iowa consists of three vertical stripes of blue, white, and red, reflecting Iowas history as part of the French Louisiana Territory. ... The Great Seal of Iowa pictures a citizen soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by farming and industrial tools, with the Mississippi River in the background. ... 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Patty Judge is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S State of Iowa. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ... Thomas Richard Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is a liberal Democratic Senator from Iowa, serving in his fourth senate term. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... 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Geography

Iowa, showing major cities and roads
Iowa, showing major cities and roads

The Mississippi River separates Iowa from Illinois and Wisconsin to form the eastern boundary of the state. The Missouri River on the west edge of the state, forms the border for Nebraska (with the exception of Carter Lake).[2] The northwest corner of the state is bordered by South Dakota. To the north is Minnesota and the south is bordered by Missouri. 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, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride and Rathbun Lake. File links The following pages link to this file: Iowa Categories: National Atlas images | Iowa maps ... File links The following pages link to this file: Iowa Categories: National Atlas images | Iowa maps ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Carter Lake is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... Spirit Lake, in the Iowa Great Lakes region. ... West Okoboji Lake, in the Iowa Great Lakes region. ... East Okoboji Lake, in the Iowa Great Lakes region. ... The Iowa Great Lakes Region, showing Spirit Lake (top), West Okoboji Lake (left), and East Okoboji Lake (right). ...


The topography of the state is gently rolling plains. Loess hills lie along the western border of the state, some of which 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. == Headline text == Plains is the name of several places in the [[United usyduisaydashdsdsjdn Plains, North Lanarkshire, Scotland There are also The Plains, Ohio; Plainsboro, New Jersey; and Plainville, Kansas You might also be looking for the geographical feature plain; or the Plains Indians. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by-passed by the continental glaciers. ...


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. Keokuk Iowa bottom, with the Mississippi River, its lock, dam, power plant, rail bridge and highway bridge. ... Sibley is a city located in Osceola County, Iowa. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


Iowa has 99 counties. The state capital, Des Moines, is located in Polk County ( #60). A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Iowa counties with numbers. ...


Iowa has the highest average radon concentrations in the nation due to significant glaciation that ground the granitic rocks from the Canadian Shield and deposited it as soils making up the rich Iowa farmland.[3] Many cities within the state, such as Iowa City have passed requirements for radon resistant construction in all new homes. For other uses, see Radon (disambiguation). ... Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220. ...


Climate

Iowa, like most of the Midwest, has a humid continental climate throughout the state (Koppen climate classification Dfa) with extremes of both heat and cold. The average annual temperature at Des Moines is 50 °F (10 °C); for some locations in the north the figure is under 45 °F (8 °C), while Keokuk, on the Mississippi River, averages 52 °F (12 °C). Winters are brisk and snowfall is common. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season. Iowa averages about 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year.[4] Tornadoes are common during the spring and summer months, with, on average, 37 tornadoes per year.[5] The Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures often near 90 °F (32 °C) and sometimes exceeding 100 °F (38 °C). The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Keokuk is a city located in Lee County, Iowa. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... For other uses, see Spring. ... NOAA scientists observe severe weather using a mobile doppler radar and a helicopter (in the distance) Severe weather phenomena are weather conditions that are hazardous. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ...

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Iowa Cities
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Davenport 30/12 36/18 48/29 61/39 73/50 82/60 86/65 84/62 77/53 64/42 48/30 35/18
Des Moines 29/12 35/18 48/29 61/40 72/51 82/61 86/66 84/64 76/54 64/42 47/29 33/17
Dubuque 25/9 31/15 43/26 57/38 69/49 79/58 82/62 80/60 72/52 60/40 44/28 30/15
Sioux City 29/8 35/15 47/26 62/37 73/49 82/58 86/63 84/61 76/50 64/38 45/25 32/13
Waterloo 26/6 32/13 45/25 60/36 72/48 82/58 85/62 83/60 75/50 62/38 45/25 31/12
[2]

History

Main article: History of Iowa

The first Europeans to explore Iowa were French citizens following the Sac and Fox tribes, presently known as the Mesquakie (Meskwaki) Indians. The first American settlers officially moved to Iowa in June 1833. Primarily, they were families from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the 29th state in the union. Iowa supported the Union during the American Civil War, voting heavily for Lincoln, though there was a strong antiwar "Copperhead" movement among settlers of southern origins and among Catholics. There were no battles in the state, but Iowa sent large supplies of food to the armies and the eastern cities. Following the Civil War, Iowa's population continued to grow dramatically, from 674,913 people in 1860 to 1,194,020 in 1870. In 1917, the United States entered World War I and farmers as well as all Iowans experienced a wartime economy. For farmers, the change was significant. Since the beginning of the war in 1914, Iowa farmers had experienced economic prosperity. In the economic sector, Iowa also has undergone considerable change. Beginning with the first farm-related industries developed in the 1870s, Iowa has experienced a gradual increase in the number of business and manufacturing operations. The period since World War II has witnessed a particular increase in manufacturing operations. While agriculture continues to be the state's dominant industry, Iowans also produce a wide variety of products including refrigerators, washing machines, fountain pens, farm implements, and food products that are shipped around the world. This is the history of the U.S. state of Iowa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Demographics

Population

Iowa Population Density Map
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 43,112
1850 192,214 345.8%
1860 674,913 251.1%
1870 1,194,020 76.9%
1880 1,624,615 36.1%
1890 1,912,297 17.7%
1900 2,231,853 16.7%
1910 2,224,771 -0.3%
1920 2,404,021 8.1%
1930 2,470,939 2.8%
1940 2,538,268 2.7%
1950 2,621,073 3.3%
1960 2,757,537 5.2%
1970 2,824,376 2.4%
1980 2,913,808 3.2%
1990 2,776,755 -4.7%
2000 2,926,324 5.4%
Est. 2006 2,982,085 1.9%

As of 2006, Iowa has an estimated population of 2,982,085, which is an increase of 17,892, or 0.6%, from the prior year and an increase of 55,761 or 1.9%, since the year 2000.[6] 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. 6.1% of Iowa's population were reported as under the age of five, 22.6% under 18, and 14.7% were 65 or older. Males made up approximately 49.2% of the population.[7] The center of population of Iowa is located in Marshall County, in the city of Marshalltown.[8] The center of population of Iowa is located in Marshall County, in the city of Marshalltown.[9] Image File history File links Iowa_population_map. ... Image File history File links Iowa_population_map. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Marshalltown is a city in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Marshalltown is a city in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. ...


Race and ancestry

Iowa's population included about 97,000 foreign-born (3.3%).[10] Iowans are mostly of Western European descent. The five largest ancestry groups in Iowa are: German (35.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (9.5%), American (6.6%) and Norwegian (5.7%). The racial make up of the state is 91.0% white (non-Hispanic), 3.8% Hispanic, 2.5% black, 1.6% Asian, and 0.4% American Indian. 1% of respondents report two or more races.[11] A current understanding of Western Europe. ... British Americans are citizens of the British or partial British ancestry. ...


Rural flight

Iowa, in common with other Midwestern states (especially Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota), is feeling the brunt of rural flight, although Iowa has been gaining population since approximately 1990. 89% of the total number of cities in those states have fewer than 3,000 people; hundreds have fewer than 1,000. Between 1996 and 2004, almost half a million people, nearly half with college degrees, left the six states. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Rural flight is the migration of people from the countryside to towns or cities, primarily for economical motives. ...


Religion

A 2001 survey from the City University of New York found that 52% of Iowans are Protestant, while 23% are Roman Catholic, and other religion made up 6%. 13% responded with non-religious, and 5% did not answer.[12] The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ... Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


Linguistic Regions

William Labov and colleagues, in the monumental Atlas of North American English[13] found that the English spoken in Iowa divides into two large linguistic regions. Natives of Northern Iowa - including Mason City, Sioux City, Denison, and the Cedar Falls/ Waterloo region - tend to speak the dialect that linguists call North Central American English, which is also found in Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, and Upper Peninsula Michigan. Natives of Central and Southern Iowa - including such cities as Ottumwa, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Cedar Rapids - tend to speak the "North Midlands" dialect also found in Nebraska, central Illinois, and Northern Indiana.[14] Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Mason City, Iowa Mason, OH http://www. ... Sioux City is a city located in Western Iowa. ... Denison is the name of some places in the United States: Denison, Iowa Denison, Texas, the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower, famous general and President of the United States (See also Dennison for other differently-spelled places. ... Cedar Falls is a city located in Black Hawk County, Iowa. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Dubuque may refer to: Dubuque, Iowa Dubuque County, Iowa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cedar Rapids is the name of some places in the United States of America: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Attractions

Iowa state welcome sign
Iowa state welcome sign

The state of Iowa has many attractions. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are located in West Branch. They contain the birthplace and grave of former president Herbert Hoover along with his Presidential museum. The Iowa State Fair located in Des Moines. Adventureland is an amusement park located in Altoona just northeast of Des Moines. Arnolds Park is in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes resort region, and is home to a historic amusement park, also called Arnolds Park. The Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in Allamakee County and Clayton Counties. The Amana Colonies are a group of settlements of German Pietists comprising of seven villages. Much of the movie Field of Dreams was shot in Dyersville. Terrace Hill is located in Des Moines and is the official residence of the governor. RAGBRAI - the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa - attracts thousands of bicyclists and support personnel. It has crossed the state on various routes each year since 1973. Also, the nation's longest running soda jerk, the Wilton Candy Kitchen is located in Wilton, Iowa. The Wilton Candy Kitchen was established in 1867. It is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The John Wayne Birthplace and museum is in Winterset. The Clint Eastwood movie "The Bridges of Madison County" took place and was recorded in Madison County Iowa, which is where Winterset is located. The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site buildings and grounds in West Branch, Iowa, are preserved by the National Park Service to commemorate the life of the 31st President of the United States. ... The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is the Presidential library of President Herbert Hoover. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the thirty-first President of the United States (1929–1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... The Iowa State Fair is an annual state fair held in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Adventureland Park is an independently-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa (just northeast of Des Moines). ... Altoona is a city located in Polk County, Iowa. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Effigy Mounds National Monument is a national monument in Iowa in the midwestern United States. ... Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county located in the state of Iowa. ... Clayton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... The Powder House at the Amana Colonies The Amana Colonies are a group of settlements of German Pietists in Iowa comprising seven villages. ... Pietism was a movement, in the Lutheran Church, lasting from the late-17th century to the mid-18th Century. ... Field of Dreams (1989) is a movie about a farmer who becomes convinced by a mysterious voice that he is supposed to construct a baseball diamond in his corn field. ... Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Terrace Hill Terrace Hill is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Economy

Iowa state quarter with reverse image based on a painting by American artist Grant Wood
Iowa state quarter with reverse image based on a painting by American artist Grant Wood

The state's total gross state product for 2005 was US$113.5 billion.[15] Its per capita income for 2006 was US $23,340.[16] Iowa's main agricultural outputs are hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, eggs 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. Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 172 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Iowa Grant Wood State Quarters Categories: Iowa State University images ... Download high resolution version (1172x1194, 172 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Iowa Grant Wood State Quarters Categories: Iowa State University images ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Binomial name (L.) Merr. ... Binomial name Avena sativa Carolus Linnaeus (1753) The Oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain, and the seeds of this plant. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... Grain alcohol redirects here. ...


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%, with non-prepared food having no tax.[17] 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% 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.[17] Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Personal property is a type of property. ... A sunset clause is commonly a provision of a law passed by a legislature which causes that law to, in effect, repeal itself automatically as of a given date in the future, unless it is extended by another act of legislature. ...


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%, and businesses and industry, a total of 23%. Utility companies, including railroads, pay 10%. 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. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


Companies

Iowa is the headquarters for seven of the top 1,000 companies for revenue.[18] They include Principal Financial, Rockwell Collins, Casey's General Stores, and HNI. Iowa is also headquarters to other companies including Hy-Vee a major grocery store in Iowa and six other states, Von Maur a department store, Pioneer Hi-Bred, McLeodUSA, and Kum & Go gas stations. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ... Caseys General Stores, Inc. ... Located in Muscatine, Iowa, HNI Corporation is the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. ... The current corporate logo Hy-Vee Food Stores is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets located in the Midwestern United States. ... The Redstone Building in Davenport, Iowa, was the longtime home of Petersen Harned Von Maurs flagship store Von Maur is an upscale specialty department store chain with virtually all locations located in the Midwestern United States. ... Pioneer Hi-Bred is one of the largest U.S. companies which produces hybrid seeds for agriculture. ... McLeodUSA, based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is one of the nation’s largest independent CLECs (competitive local exchange carriers). ... Kum & Go is a convenience store chain primarily located in the Midwestern United States. ...


Transportation

Interstate highways

Iowa has three primary interstate highways. Interstate 29 goes along the western edge of the state through Council Bluffs and Sioux City. Interstate 35 goes from the southern border to the northern border thorough the center of the state, including Des Moines. Interstate 80 goes from the west end of the state to the east end through Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities. Interstate 380 is an auxiliary Interstate Highway, which runs from Interstate 80 in Iowa City through Cedar Rapids ending in Waterloo and is part of the Avenue of the Saints highway. A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Sioux City (IPA: ) is a city located in northwest Iowa in the United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 35 Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is a north–south interstate highway in the central United States. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Interstate 380 (abbreviated I-380) is a 73-mile spur route located in eastern Iowa. ... The auxiliary Interstate Highways (also called 3-digit Interstate Highways) is an additional network of freeways of the Interstate Highway System. ... Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220. ... Cedar Rapids is the name of some places in the United States of America: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... The Avenue of the Saints is a 560-mile highway that connects St. ...


US highways

Iowa has a number of major United States highways. U.S. Route 18 runs along the northern edge of the state from South Dakota to Wisconsin. U.S. Route 20 runs from Sioux City through Fort Dodge and Waterloo before crossing into Illinois in Dubuque. U.S. Route 30 runs from the Nebraska border just north of Council Bluffs through Cedar Rapids and crossing into Illinois in Clinton, staying north of Interstate 80. U.S. Route 6 winds its way along a similar path to Interstate 80, from Council Bluffs through the Quad Cities into Illinois. U.S. Route 34 runs along the southern part of the state from Nebraska through Burlington to Illinois. U.S. Route 59 runs a path similar to Interstate 29, from south to north along the western edge of the state. U.S. Route 61 runs from the Southeastern edge of Iowa in Keokuk through Burlington, the Quad Cities and into Illinois in Dubuque. U.S. Route 63 runs south from Missouri north through Waterloo and into Minnesota along the eastern central part of the state. U.S. Route 65 and U.S. Route 69 run from Missouri around Des Moines into Minnesota on paths similar to Interstate 35. U.S. Route 71 and U.S. Route 75 run a south to north path along the western edge of the state. U.S. Route 169 is a south to north highway in the west central part of the state. U.S. Route 218 is almost all in the state of Iowa. It runs from the southern edge in Keokuk through Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo on its way to Minnesota. Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways, often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways is an integrated system of roads and highways in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... U.S. Highway 18 (US 18), an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Sioux City (IPA: ) is a city located in northwest Iowa in the United States. ... Motto: The city with bright days ahead. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Dubuque Incorporated 1833 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roy D. Buol  - City manager Michael C. Van Milligen Area  - City 71. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... Cedar Rapids is the name of some places in the United States of America: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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Keokuk Iowa bottom, with the Mississippi River, its lock, dam, power plant, rail bridge and highway bridge. ... Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Dubuque Incorporated 1833 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roy D. Buol  - City manager Michael C. Van Milligen Area  - City 71. ... U.S. Route 63 is a 1,286 mile (2,070 km) long north-south United States highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... 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Airports with scheduled flights

Iowa is served by a few major airports including the Des Moines International Airport, The Eastern Iowa Airport, Quad City International Airport which is located in Moline, Illinois, and Eppley Airfield located in Omaha, Nebraska. Smaller airports in the state include the Dubuque Regional Airport, Fort Dodge Regional Airport, Mason City Municipal Airport, Sioux Gateway Airport, Southeast Iowa Regional Airport and Waterloo Regional Airport The Des Moines International Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM) is a commercial airport located in the southern part of the city of Des Moines, Iowa USA. The airport serves residents of the Des Moines metropolitan area and is the closest airport with connections to major airline hubs for people who... The Eastern Iowa Airport (IATA: CID, ICAO: KCID) is a commercial airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the United States. ... Taxi diagram of Quad City International Airport. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... Eppley Airfield (IATA: OMA, ICAO: KOMA, FAA LID: OMA) is a commercial airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. ... Omaha redirects here. ... The Dubuque Regional Airport. ... Fort Dodge Regional Airport (IATA: FOD, ICAO: KFOD) is a public airport located north of Fort Dodge, Iowa. ... Mason City Municipal Airport (IATA: MCW, ICAO: KMCW) is a public airport located a few miles west of Mason City and just northeast of Clear Lake in Iowa. ... Sioux Gateway Airport (IATA: SUX, ICAO: KSUX), also known as Colonel Bud Day Field, serves the Sioux City, Iowa area. ... Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (IATA: BRL, ICAO: KBRL) is a public airport located just south of Burlington, Iowa. ... This article is about an airport in Iowa in the United States. ...


Law and government

Capitol in 2003 after regilding
Capitol in 2003 after regilding
See List of Governors of Iowa, Iowa General Assembly, and Iowa State Capitol

The current Governor is Chet Culver (D) Download high resolution version (1024x748, 120 KB)The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa taking in 2003 after the dome was regilded in 23 karat gold. ... Download high resolution version (1024x748, 120 KB)The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa taking in 2003 after the dome was regilded in 23 karat gold. ... This is a list of Governors of Iowa: See also Iowa Iowa Territory Governors of Iowa Territory Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Iowa ... 2002 Senate District Map 2002 House District Map The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) is the legislative branch for the state of Iowa. ... Capitol in 2003 after regilding The Iowa State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Chester John Chet Culver (born January 25, 1966) is the current Governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, having recently won the 2006 election. ...


Other statewide elected officials are:

  • Patty Judge (D) - Lieutenant Governor
  • Michael Mauro (D) - Secretary of State
  • David Vaudt (R) - Auditor of State
  • Michael Fitzgerald (D) - Treasurer of State
  • Bill Northey (R) - Secretary of Agriculture
  • Tom Miller (D) - Attorney General

The two U.S. Senators: Patty Judge is the current Secretary of Agriculture in the U.S State of Iowa. ... Michael Anthony Mauro (born September 29, 1948) is the County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections for Polk County, Iowa. ... Thomas John (Tom) Miller (b. ...

Further information: List of United States Senators from Iowa

The five U.S. Congressmen: Iowa was admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846. ... Thomas Richard Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is a liberal Democratic Senator from Iowa, serving in his fourth senate term. ... Charles Ernest Chuck Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. ...

The Code of Iowa contains the statutory laws of the State of Iowa. It is periodically updated by the Iowa Legislative Service Bureau, with a new edition published in odd-numbered years and a supplement published in even-numbered years. Bruce Braley is a politician from the U.S State of Iowa. ... Map The 1st Iowan Congressional District generally covers the northeastern part of the state (map). ... David Loebsack (born December 12, 1952) is the Democratic Representative-elect for the 2nd District of Iowa seat in the United States House of Representatives. ... Map The 2nd Iowan Congressional District generally covers the most of the southeastern part of the state (map), some important cities in the district include Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. ... Leonard L. Boswell (born January 10, 1934) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 3rd District of Iowa (map). ... Map The 3rd Iowan Congressional District covers the eastern central part of the state (map); which includes the state capital Des Moines. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Map The 4th Iowan Congressional District covers most of northern Iowa, and extending into central Iowa (map); including the college town of Ames, and Fort Dodge. ... For other people named Steve King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Map The 5th Iowan Congressional District covers most of western Iowa, (map), which includes the small cities of Council Bluffs, and Sioux City. ... The Code of Iowa contains the statutory laws of the State of Iowa. ... Statutory law is written law (as opposed to oral or customary law) set down by a legislature or other governing authority such as the executive branch of government in response to a perceived need to clarify the functioning of government, improve civil order, answer a public need, to codify existing...


Iowa is an alcohol monopoly or Alcoholic beverage control state. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ...


Political parties

In Iowa, the term "political party" refers to political organizations which have received two percent or more of the votes cast for president or governor in the "last preceding general election".[19] Iowa recognizes two political parties - the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Third parties, officially termed "nonparty political organizations" can appear on the ballot as well - five of these have had candidates on the ballot in Iowa since 2004 for various positions: the Constitution Party, the Iowa Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Pirate Party, and the Socialist Workers Party.[20][21] The Republican Party of Iowa is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Iowa. ... The Iowa Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Iowa. ... In any two-party system of politics, a third party is a party other than the two dominant ones. ... The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden. ... The Socialist Workers Party is a communist political party in the United States. ...


Voter trends

Survey post defining the border of Iowa & Minnesota, very near Wisconsin, placed in 1849.
Survey post defining the border of Iowa & Minnesota, very near Wisconsin, placed in 1849.

Iowa is a swing state in national politics. Iowa voters supported Bill Clinton in 1992 and in 1996. Al Gore won the state in 2000, but George W. Bush won the state in 2004. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1184x1479, 1640 KB) Summary Photo I took August 2006 of the survey post near the Mississippi River which officially determines the border between Iowa and Minnesota in the United States. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1184x1479, 1640 KB) Summary Photo I took August 2006 of the survey post near the Mississippi River which officially determines the border between Iowa and Minnesota in the United States. ... This article is about the US political term. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      United States presidential elections determine who serves as president and vice president of the United... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between Republican George Bush, the incumbent President; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ... Presidential electoral votes. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ...


In the 2006 elections, the Iowa Democrats gained two seats in the Iowa delegation to the United States House of Representatives, and Democrats won a majority in both houses of the Iowa General Assembly. Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... 2002 Senate District Map 2002 House District Map The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) is the legislative branch for the state of Iowa. ...


Presidential caucus

Main article: Iowa caucus

The state gets considerable attention every four years because it holds the first presidential caucuses, gatherings of voters to select delegates to the state conventions. Along with the New Hampshire primary the following week, Iowa's caucuses have become the starting points for choosing the two major-party candidates for president. The caucuses, held in January of the election year, involve people gathering in homes or public places and choosing their candidates, rather than casting secret ballots as is done in a primary election. The national and international media give Iowa (and New Hampshire) much of the attention accorded the national candidate selection process, which gives Iowa voters enormous leverage. Those who enter the caucus race often expend enormous effort to reach voters in each of Iowa's 99 counties. Since 1976, the Iowa caucus has been the first indication of which candidate for President of the United States would win the nomination of his or her political party at that partys national convention. ... Since 1976, the Iowa caucus has been the first indication of which candidate for President of the United States would win the nomination of his or her political party at that partys national convention. ... The New Hampshire primary is the first of a number of statewide political party primary elections held in the United States every four years, as part of the process of the Democratic and Republican parties choosing their candidate for the presidential elections on the subsequent November. ... The series of U.S. presidential primaries is one of the first steps in the process of electing a President of the United States. ... This article is about the political process. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ...


Sister states

Iowa has eight official partner states:[22]

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Education

See also: List of colleges and universities in Iowa

Iowa takes pride in its education system. The graduation rate for high school seniors has gradually increased to 90.8% in 2006.[23] The state has the third highest graduation rate in the nation.[24] Iowa continually ranks in the top 3 for ACT and SAT scores.[25] Iowa has 365 school districts,[25] and has the twelfth best student to teacher ratio of 13.8 students per teacher.[26] Teacher's pay, however, is ranked forty-second with the average salary being $39,284.[26] Iowa has three state universities: the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa; and many private colleges and universities and community colleges. See Iowa state entry. ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ...


Sports

See also: Sports teams to have ever been in Iowa

Iowa has sports teams in all major sports including Baseball, Football, Hockey, and Basketball. The state has 4 major college teams; each are Division I for all sports except football. For football, two are in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the other two are in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Sports teams ever to play in Iowa Sport and team League Baseball Burlington Bees ML Cedar Rapids Kernels ML Clinton LumberKings ML Iowa Cubs AA, PCL Iowa Oaks AA Sioux City Explorers AA Swing of the Quad Cities ML Basketball Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets Cedar Valley Jaguars IBL Des Moines... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


Baseball

Iowa has 4 class A minor league teams in the Midwest League. They are the Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Clinton LumberKings, and the Quad City River Bandits. The Sioux City Explorers are part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The Waterloo Bucks play in the Northwoods League. Des Moines is home to the Iowa Cubs, a division AAA team in the Pacific Coast League. For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... League Midwest League Division Western Year founded 1947 Major League affiliation Kansas City Royals Home ballpark Community Field Previous home ballparks City Burlington, Iowa Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors Logo design Division titles League titles Manager Jim Gabella Owner The Burlington Bees are a Class A minor league baseball... The Cedar Rapids Kernels are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, that plays in the Midwest League. ... The Clinton LumberKings are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Texas Rangers, that plays in the Midwest League. ... The Swing of the Quad Cities is a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the St. ... The Sioux City Explorers are a Northern League baseball team based in Sioux City, Iowa. ... This article refers to the modern American Association that started in 2006. ... The Waterloo Bucks are a college-level summer baseball team playing for the Northwoods League in Waterloo, Iowa . ... It has been suggested that Northwoods League Umpires be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Class-Level Triple-A Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (1998-Present) American Conference North Division American Association (1969-1997) Major League affiliation Chicago Cubs (1981-Present) Chicago White Sox (1976-1980) Houston Astros (1975) Chicago White Sox (1973-1974) Oakland Athletics (1969-1973) Current uniform Name Iowa Cubs (1982... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...


Football

Sioux City Bandits are an Indoor football team in the United Indoor Football League. The Quad City Steamwheelers are an af2 football team whose home games are played in Moline, Illinois. The Iowa Barnstormers are a future af2 football team, announced in September 2007, will play this year at Wells Fargo Arena. The Sioux City Bandits are a professional arena football team. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within ice hockey arenas. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Quad City Steamwheelers are a professional arena football team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... The New York Dragons are an Arena Football League team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ...


Hockey

The American Hockey League has two teams the Quad City Flames whose games are played in Moline, Illinois and the Iowa Stars from Des Moines. The United States Hockey League has five teams in Iowa the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, Sioux City Musketeers, Waterloo Black Hawks, Des Moines Buccaneers, and the Omaha Lancers whose games are played in Council Bluffs. The North Iowa Outlaws play in the North American Hockey League in Mason City. The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Quad City Flames are an ice hockey team that will begin play in the fall of 2007. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... The Iowa Stars are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... The Sioux City Musketeers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... The Waterloo Black Hawks are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... Satellite photo showing Council Bluffs and Omaha, Nebraska Council Bluffs is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. ... The North Iowa Outlaws are a Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey Leagues central division, and play out of North Iowa Ice Arena in Mason City, Iowa. ... The North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the defunct America West Hockey League merged in 2003 to form a 21-team Junior A league, sanctioned by USA Hockey. ... Mason City is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. ...


Basketball

The only basketball team in Iowa is the Iowa Energy, a NBA Development League who play in Des Moines. The Iowa Energy are a team of the NBA Development League. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ...


Soccer

Des Moines Menace they play their home games at Valley Stadium on the grounds of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines Menace are an American soccer team, founded in 1994. ... Valley High School is a high school located in West Des Moines, Iowa, United States. ... West Des Moines is a city located in Polk County, and partially in Dallas and Warren counties, in the state of Iowa. ...


College

The state has 4 college teams. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones are Division I FBS teams, while the University of Northern Iowa Panthers and Drake University Bulldogs play in Division I FCS. The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... The Iowa Hawkeyes is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Iowa. ... Iowa State University (ISU) is a public land-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ... The Iowa State Cyclones, or Clones, are the athletic teams of the Iowa State University. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... Drake Bulldogs logo from 1956-2005 The Drake Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the Drake University. ...


Famous Iowans

The following is an alphabetical list of famous people born in Iowa. This is a list of famous people from Iowa. ...

Name Occupation Description
Tom Arnold Film actor Born in Ottumwa on 6 March 1959.
Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke Jazz cornet player Born in Davenport 1903-1931.
Buffalo Bill Buffalo hunter; entertainer; Pony Express rider Born William Frederick Cody near Le Claire on February 26, 1846.
Johnny Carson Comedian Born in Corning on 23 October 1925.
Mamie Eisenhower Wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Born in Boone in 1896.
Bob Feller Hall of Fame pitcher Born in Van Meter in 1918.
Herbert Hoover 31st President of the United States Born in West Branch in 1874. He is also buried there.
Nile Kinnick Football player, Heisman Trophy winner, naval officer Born in Adel on July 9, 1918. Played college football at University of Iowa
Ashton Kutcher Actor Born as Christopher Ashton Kutcher in Cedar Rapids on February 7, 1978.
Michelle Monaghan Actress Born in Winthrop on March 23, 1976.
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 the Adventures of Superman in the 1950s.
Brandon Routh Actor Born October 9, 1979 in Des Moines, known for his role in Superman Returns.
Slipknot Band Born November, 1995 in Des Moines, a 9 piece Heavy Metal band formed in Des Moines. All 9 members are from Iowa, 8 being born in Des Moines and 1 born in Waterloo, Iowa
Grant Wood Artist Known mostly for his painting American Gothic, was born in Anamosa on February 13, 1891.
John Wayne Film actor Born as Marion Morrison in Winterset in 1907.
Meredith Willson Playwright and Composer Born in Mason City in 1902; wrote The Music Man.
Elijah Wood Film actor Born in Cedar Rapids on January 28, 1981.

Thomas Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. ... Ottumwa (pronounced Uh-tuhm-wa) is a city in Wapello County, Iowa. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bix Beiderbecke was an outstanding jazz trumpeter of the 1920s. ... Motto: Working together to serve you Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Scott County Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Ed Winborn Area  - City  64. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bill (disambiguation). ... Frank E. Webner, pony express rider c. ... Le Claire is a city located in Scott County, Iowa. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Corning is a city in Adams County, Iowa, United States. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (November 14, 1896 – November 1, 1979) was the wife of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961. ... Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... Boone is a city in and the county seat of Boone County,GR6 Iowa, United States. ... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Van Meter is a town in Dallas County, Iowa, along the Raccoon River. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the thirty-first President of the United States (1929–1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Map of Adel (Tiger/US Census Bureau) Adel is a city along the North Raccoon River in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... This article is about the actor. ... Cedar Rapids is the name of some places in the United States of America: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Michelle Lynn Monaghan (born March 23, 1976) is an American actress. ... Winthrop is the name of some places: In the United States of America: Winthrop, Maine Winthrop, Massachusetts Winthrop, Minnesota Winthrop, Arkansas Winthrop, Iowa Winthrop, Washington In Australia: Winthrop, Western Australia Winthrop is also part of the name of: Winthrop University John Winthrop Winthrop Rockefeller Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Main title caption from Dallas. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Denison is a city located in Crawford County, Iowa. ... George Reeves (January 5,[1] 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor, best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman and his controversial death at the age of 45. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the television series. ... Brandon Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor and former fashion model. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... This article is about the state capital of Iowa. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... For other uses, see American Gothic (disambiguation). ... Anamosa is a city in Jones County, Iowa, USA. The population was 5,494 at the 2000 census. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Madison County Courthouse Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. ... Robert Meredith Willson (18 May 1902 – 15 June 1984) was an American composer and playwright, best known as the writer of The Music Man. ... Mason City is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Linn Incorporated 1849 Government  - Mayor Kay Halloran Area  - City 166. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...

State symbols

EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iowa. ... Binomial name Carduelis tristis (Linnaeus, 1758) The Eastern or American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is a typical North American seed-eating member of the finch (Fringillidae) family, averaging 11 cm in length. ... Binomial name (Rafinesque, 1818) Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, are North Americas most numerous catfish species. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus (from Latin oak tree), which are listed in the List of Quercus species, and some related genera, notably... Subclasses Articulata (540 species) Cladida (extinct) Flexibilia (extinct) Camerata (extinct) Disparida (extinct) Crinoids, also known as sea lilies or feather-stars, are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea of the echinoderms (phylum Echinodermata). ... Geode, halved and polished Geode, halved and polished Geodes (Greek geoides, earthlike) are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks. ...

See also

The 34th Infantry Division is a division of the United States Army National Guard that participated in World War I, World War II and continues to serve today, with most of the Division part of the Minnesota and Iowa Army National Guard. ... For other uses, see Black Hawk War (disambiguation). ... The Honey Lands were a strip of territory disputed between the U.S. state of Missouri and the Iowa Territory. ... Invasion Iowa is a television mini-series that aired on Spike TV beginning on March 29, 2005 and on ITV4 beginning on 3 November 2005. ... The Iowa (also spelled Ioway) are a Native American people. ... The Iowa Air National Guard consists of the following units: Headquarters, Iowa National Guard - Camp Dodge, Johnston Iowa, USAF Major General Ron Dardis, Commanding 132nd Fighter Wing - Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Colonel John Hammond, Commanding 124th Fighter Squadron 185th Air Refueling Wing - Sioux Gateway Airport, Sioux City, Colonel... Seal of the Army National Guard The Iowa National Guard is comprised of both Army and Air National Guard components. ... The Iowa Biennial Exhibition and Archive [TIBEA] began in 2004 as an international survey of contemporary miniature printmaking with its initial exhibition held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined 4 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs),[1] 9 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and 15 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Iowa. ... The Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is a state-administered fiber optics network designed to provide equal access to Iowans with modern telecommunication resources. ... The Iowa Interstate Railroad (AAR reporting mark IAIS) is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States. ... The following is a list of newspapers published and circulated in Iowa. ... The Iowa State Patrol The Iowa State Patrol is the state police organization in the US state of Iowa. ... Iowa Territory was an organized territory of the United States from July 4, 1838 until December 28, 1846 when it became Iowa, the 29th state. ... The state of Iowa is covered by five area codes. ... The Miss Iowa competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Iowa in the Miss America pageant. ... The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile route that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled from 1846-1857. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... // Early history (1910-1950) Recent history (1950-1990) Scouting in Iowa today There are eight Boy Scouts of America local councils in Iowa. ...

References

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  2. ^ Carter Lake Preservation Society.
  3. ^ The Iowa Radon Lung Cancer Study.
  4. ^ US Thunderstorm distribution. src.noaa.gov. Last accessed February 13, 2008.
  5. ^ Mean Annual Average Number of Tornadoes 1953-2004. ncdc.noaa.gov. Last accessed November 1, 2006.
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  13. ^ Labov, W., S. Ash, and C. Boberg, Atlas of North American English. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, 2006. http://www.mouton-online.com/anae.php
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  16. ^ Iowa Quick Facts — State Data Center.
  17. ^ a b Iowa Department of Revenue Local Option. Retrieved on 2006-06-05.
  18. ^ FORTUNE 500 2006: States.
  19. ^ Forming a New Political Party in Iowa (PDF). Elections Division, Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
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  21. ^ Canvass Summary: 2004 General Election (PDF). Chester J. Culver, Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
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  23. ^ The State Report Card For No Child Left Behind. Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on 2008-01-23.
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  32. ^ New Citizen Civic Handbook, page 44. sos.state.ia.us (2006). Retrieved on December 26, 2006.

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Coordinates: 42° N 93° W The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR or IA DNR) is a department/agency of the U.S. state of Iowa charged with maintaining state parks and forests; protecting the environment; and managing energy, fish, wildlife, land resources, and water resources of Iowa. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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