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Iowa Cities by Population

The data is from the US Census. Below are 1004 Iowa cities ranked 1 through 735. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

Rank City Population
1 Des Moines 216,853
2 Cedar Rapids 133,174
3 Davenport 102,085
4 Sioux City 82,396
5 Iowa City 76,290
6 Waterloo 67,798
7 Ames 67,154
8 West Des Moines 66,641
9 Ankeny 65,284
10 Council Bluffs 62,421
11 Dubuque 57,941
12 Urbandale 43,949
13 Cedar Falls 41,048
14 Marion 39,979
15 Bettendorf 36,543
16 Mason City 27,093
17 Marshalltown 27,068
18 Clinton 25,184
19 Burlington 24,838
20 Ottumwa 24,550
21 Fort Dodge 24,098
22 Muscatine 23,817
23 Waukee 22,810
24 Johnston 22,040
25 Coralville 21,664
26 North Liberty 19,239
27 Altoona 18,844
28 Clive 17,097
29 Indianola 16,071
30 Newton 15,209
31 Grimes 13,562
32 Boone 12,470
33 Norwalk 11,517
34 Oskaloosa 11,426
35 Spencer 11,031
36 Fort Madison 10,468
37 Storm Lake 10,458
38 Fairfield 10,414
39 Pella 10,335
40 Keokuk 10,274
41 Waverly 10,153
42 Pleasant Hill 10,064
43 Le Mars 9,996
44 Carroll 9,812
45 Grinnell 9,320
46 Mount Pleasant 8,737
47 Denison 8,406
48 Creston 7,788
49 Webster City 7,723
50 Sioux Center 7,614
51 Decorah 7,594
52 Clear Lake 7,578
53 Perry 7,456
54 Hiawatha 7,393
55 Charles City 7,369
56 Washington 7,309
57 Knoxville 7,204
58 Eldridge 6,813
59 Nevada 6,751
60 Bondurant 6,646
61 Atlantic 6,577
62 Orange City 6,107
63 Independence 6,073
64 Maquoketa 5,998
65 Oelwein 5,942
66 Estherville 5,686
67 Asbury 5,665
68 Anamosa 5,507
69 Centerville 5,478
70 Algona 5,428
71 Clarinda 5,376
72 Red Oak 5,333
73 Winterset 5,318
74 Glenwood 5,316
75 Osceola 5,193
76 DeWitt 5,169
77 Sheldon 5,110
78 Vinton 5,093
79 Spirit Lake 5,070
80 Iowa Falls 5,036
81 Manchester 4,982
82 Adel 4,954
83 Sergeant Bluff 4,913
84 Cherokee 4,900
85 Windsor Heights 4,898
86 Shenandoah 4,890
87 Harlan 4,827
88 Polk City 4,809
89 Evansdale 4,757
90 Humboldt 4,589
91 Mount Vernon 4,454
92 Camanche 4,353
93 Carlisle 4,282
94 Hampton 4,236
95 Dyersville 4,225
96 Chariton 4,172
97 Jefferson 4,148
98 Forest City 4,047
99 Le Claire 3,970
100 Monticello 3,885
101 Huxley 3,867
102 West Liberty 3,794
103 Carter Lake 3,784
104 Rock Valley 3,775
105 Cresco 3,754
106 Albia 3,731
107 Saylorville 3,715
108 Emmetsburg 3,713
109 Waukon 3,683
110 Tiffin 3,670
111 Osage 3,547
112 Robins 3,492
113 Eagle Grove 3,417
114 New Hampton 3,394
115 Story City 3,370
116 Tipton 3,223
117 Williamsburg 3,149
118 Garner 3,036
119 Milford 2,983
120 West Burlington 2,895
121 Wilton 2,836
122 Onawa 2,787
123 Fairfax 2,767
124 Tama 2,745
125 Clarion 2,741
126 Jesup 2,710
127 Bloomfield 2,694
128 Grundy Center 2,682
129 Solon 2,680
130 Missouri Valley 2,633
131 Park View 2,627
132 Eldora 2,621
133 Sibley 2,602
134 Madrid 2,562
135 Center Point 2,557
136 Rock Rapids 2,549
137 Kalona 2,541
138 Hawarden 2,486
139 Hudson 2,466
140 Marengo 2,455
141 Belle Plaine 2,443
142 West Branch 2,426
143 West Union 2,334
144 Hull 2,307
145 Mitchellville, Ely, and Cascade 2,303
146 Belmond 2,296
147 La Porte City 2,259
148 Lamoni 2,252
149 Lisbon 2,247
150 Bellevue 2,196
151 Toledo 2,141
152 Rockwell City 2,096
153 Postville 2,083
154 Sac City 2,074
155 Colfax 2,069
156 Ida Grove 2,049
157 Wapello 2,026
158 Lake Mills 2,022
159 Sigourney 2,015
160 Ogden 1,994
161 Northwood 1,976
162 Britt 1,973
163 Sumner 1,961
164 Epworth 1,952
165 Parkersburg 1,943
166 Atkins 1,933
167 Alta 1,925
168 Audubon 1,912
169 Monroe 1,874
170 Columbus Junction 1,855
171 New London 1,846
172 Denver 1,841
173 Durant 1,837
174 Leon 1,831
175 Guttenberg and Greenfield 1,811
176 Peosta 1,772
177 Prairie City 1,729
178 Stuart 1,726
179 Dallas Center 1,714
180 Pleasantville 1,692
181 Farley 1,682
182 Blue Grass 1,674
183 Pocahontas 1,663
184 Lake City 1,657
185 Mount Ayr 1,643
186 Reinbeck and Walcott 1,637
187 Remsen 1,621
188 Moville 1,610
189 Traer 1,604
190 Nashua 1,593
191 Hartley and Corydon 1,587
192 Manson 1,578
193 Avoca 1,531
194 Mediapolis 1,529
195 Oakland 1,507
196 Ackley 1,505
197 Guthrie Center 1,501
198 Slater 1,483
199 Monona and Urbana 1,477
200 Akron 1,473
201 State Center 1,456
202 Corning 1,447
203 Walford 1,446
204 Logan 1,431
205 Manning 1,425
206 Woodward and Granger 1,420
207 Earlham 1,417
208 Montezuma 1,412
209 Wellman 1,408
210 Woodbine 1,402
211 Brooklyn and Kingsley 1,401
212 Bedford 1,400
213 Lenox 1,397
214 Lone Tree 1,389
215 Sanborn 1,387
216 Fayette 1,374
217 Holstein 1,364
218 Nora Springs 1,359
219 Tripoli 1,356
220 Clarksville 1,352
221 Dysart 1,317
222 Maharishi Vedic City 1,300
223 Arnolds Park 1,295
224 Central City 1,293
225 Manly 1,288
226 Shell Rock and New Sharon 1,284
227 Dike 1,280
228 Buffalo 1,279
229 Roland 1,271
230 Beaverdale 1,265
231 Alton 1,264
232 Melcher-Dallas 1,253
233 Coon Rapids 1,246
234 Strawberry Point 1,224
235 Elkader 1,215
236 Van Meter 1,181
237 Mapleton 1,168
238 Jewell Junction 1,158
239 Elk Run Heights 1,156
240 Villisca 1,153
241 Gilbert 1,146
242 Laurens 1,140
243 Springville 1,139
244 Baxter 1,138
245 Mechanicsville 1,133
246 Fairbank 1,124
247 Lake Park 1,122
248 St. Ansgar 1,119
249 Sheffield 1,113
250 Glidden 1,103
251 Malvern 1,099
252 Winfield 1,096
253 Hamburg 1,089
254 Lake Panorama 1,086
255 Palo 1,084
256 Conrad 1,081
257 Lake View 1,077
258 Panora 1,071
259 Greene 1,068
260 Aplington and Marcus 1,061
261 George 1,052
262 University Heights 1,049
263 Sidney 1,042
264 Riverside 1,027
265 Eddyville 1,007
266 North English 1,006
267 De Soto 1,000
268 Rockwell and Tabor 990
269 Allison 988
270 Fruitland 986
271 Paullina, Janesville, and Sloan 983
272 Dunlap 976
273 Swisher and Shellsburg 974
274 Clarence 970
275 Keota 969
276 Gowrie 967
277 Lawton 965
278 Treynor and Aurelia 964
279 Preston 963
280 Griswold 953
281 Wayland 951
282 Lansing 948
283 Underwood 947
284 Odebolt 946
285 Princeton 945
286 Hinton and West Point 941
287 Le Grand 929
288 Calmar 923
289 Eldon 917
290 Maxwell 915
291 Fredericksburg 913
292 Danville 911
293 Anita 908
294 Keosauqua and Larchwood 906
295 Buffalo Center 887
296 Schleswig 878
297 Primghar, Victor, and Neola 869
298 Long Grove 868
299 Edgewood 866
300 Gladbrook 861
301 Newell 859
302 Donnellson 857
303 Winthrop 854
304 Elkhart 852
305 Newhall 845
306 Armstrong and McGregor 842
307 Readlyn 840
308 Dunkerton 838
309 Sully and Inwood 836
310 Colo 834
311 Rockford 830
312 Hazleton 826
313 Afton 821
314 Carson 817
315 Dakota City 815
316 Melbourne 811
317 Morning Sun 810
318 Hills 809
319 Oxford 807
320 Cambridge 806
321 Hubbard 804
322 Raymond 802
323 Washburn, Correctionville, and Montrose 800
324 Okoboji 797
325 Graettinger 796
326 Redfield 795
327 Walker 789
328 Dayton 787
329 Grand Junction 784
330 Ossian 782
331 Hartford and Lowden 777
332 Earlville 775
333 Walnut 774
334 Exira 771
335 Milo and Manilla 766
336 Riceville 761
337 Wall Lake 760
338 Sioux Rapids 754
339 Essex 752
340 West Bend 747
341 Hedrick 746
342 Alden 744
343 Merrill 736
344 Gilbertville 729
345 Whiting 728
346 Schaller 726
347 Garnavillo 720
348 Fremont 718
349 Wheatland 717
350 Ventura 716
351 Stratford 712
352 Murray 710
353 Adair 704
354 Hospers 703
355 Alburnett 702
356 Seymour 699
357 Lakeside and Bancroft 695
358 Wellsburg 692
359 Olin 691
360 Battle Creek 690
361 Boyden 687
362 Ruthven 684
363 Albert City 671
364 Coggon 670
365 Shueyville 667
366 Stanwood and Blairstown 662
367 Van Horne 656
368 Brighton 647
369 Agency 646
370 Stanton 641
371 Moravia 640
372 Elgin 634
373 Middle Amana 626
374 What Cheer 624
375 Elk Horn 623
376 St. Charles 621
377 Coalville and Farmington 618
378 Crescent and Shelby 616
379 Dumont 609
380 Pomeroy 608
381 Fontanelle and Keystone 607
382 Ireton 604
383 Kanawha 603
384 Goldfield and Sutherland 601
385 Doon 600
386 Grand Mound and Hopkinton 596
387 Kellogg 592
388 Minden 591
389 Orleans 589
390 Fonda 585
391 Clermont 582
392 Moulton 580
393 Ainsworth 579
394 Dexter 569
395 Richland 567
396 Quasqueton 561
397 Everly and Anthon 560
398 Sabula and Batavia 557
399 Russell 542
400 Rolfe and Badger 540
401 Grandview 533
402 Scranton, Radcliffe, Norway, and Elma 528
403 Zearing 526
404 Wyoming 522
405 Early 517
406 Otho 516
407 Runnells 513
408 Dows 512
409 Swea City 510
410 Lovilia 509
411 Dow City 508
412 New Albin 506
413 Allerton 504
414 Burt and Arcadia 502
415 Truro 501
416 Ellsworth 499
417 Garwin 497
418 New Virginia 495
419 Gilman 493
420 New Hartford and Albion 492
421 Maynard 490
422 Charter Oak 489
423 Oxford Junction 488
424 Delmar 487
425 Humeston 482
426 Beacon, Whittemore, and Thompson 479
427 Latimer and Lime Springs 477
428 Breda 475
429 Collins 474
430 Gilmore City 473
431 Pacific Junction, Klemme, and University Park 470
432 Delhi 469
433 Martensdale 467
434 Stacyville 466
435 Ocheyedan 461
436 Alleman 457
437 Lamont 456
438 Bayard 455
439 Marquette 454
440 Titonka 449
441 Farragut 445
442 Emerson 441
443 Miles and Riverdale 439
444 Little Rock 438
445 Ashton and Vail 426
446 Conesville 424
447 Lawler 419
448 Galva 418
449 Birmingham 417
450 Bussey and Plainfield 415
451 New Vienna 414
452 Earling 413
453 Royal and Hawkeye 411
454 Andrew 409
455 Lost Nation 408
456 Cumming and Mystic 407
457 New Market 406
458 Casey 405
459 Bonaparte and Thornton 404
460 Stanhope 403
461 Calamus 402
462 Arlington and Lewis 401
463 Worthington 398
464 Lehigh 397
465 Lynnville 395
466 Milton 394
467 Duncombe 391
468 Bennett and Amana 390
469 Salix 386
470 Union 382
471 Salem 381
472 Colesburg and Columbus City 380
473 Letts 378
474 Mondamin 377
475 Ringsted 374
476 Orient 372
477 Wesley 369
478 Churdan 368
479 Donahue 367
480 Holy Cross 366
481 Charlotte, Denmark, and Plymouth 363
482 Livermore, Nichols, and Fertile 362
483 Garrison 361
484 Holiday Lake 356
485 Diamondhead Lake 355
486 Pierson 353
487 Lacona 352
488 Callender 351
489 Rudd 349
490 Lohrville, Menlo, and Lorimor 348
491 Spillville 347
492 Ryan and Farnhamville 346
493 Clearfield and Wahpeton 344
494 Ute, Minburn, and Libertyville 343
495 Cincinnati 342
496 Massena 340
497 Danbury and Terril 339
498 Middletown 338
499 Templeton 335
500 Williams 327
501 McCallsburg 323
502 Fort Atkinson, Elliott, and Harpers Ferry 322
503 Diagonal 321
504 Sheldahl and Bronson 319
505 Floyd 318
506 Delta 317
507 Irwin 316
508 McCausland 313
509 Atalissa and Peterson 310
510 Brandon 309
511 Mingo and Granville 307
512 Auburn 306
513 Lester 305
514 Steamboat Rock 303
515 Kellerton 301
516 Stone City, Rhodes, and Kelley 300
517 Liscomb 299
518 Westside 295
519 Lockridge and West Okoboji 294
520 Conroy, Quimby, and Bertram 293
521 Persia 292
522 Marble Rock and Pulaski 291
523 Lytton 290
524 Blakesburg and Bode 289
525 Bagley 288
526 Ridgeway 287
527 Harcourt 282
528 Lakota and Riverton 281
529 Kimballton 280
530 Rippey 278
531 Stockport 277
532 Leland 276
533 Ionia 275
534 Ladora 274
535 Luana, Malcom, and Kiron 272
536 Holland and Maurice 271
537 Deep River, Sun Valley Lake, and Protivin 270
538 Crawfordsville, Farmersburg, and West Amana 269
539 Rowley and Defiance 266
540 Parnell 265
541 Coulter and Renwick 264
542 Low Moor and Modale 262
543 Mallard 261
544 Deloit 259
545 Dedham and Kensett 258
546 Corwith 256
547 La Motte 255
548 Alta Vista 253
549 Halbur 251
550 Chelsea, Lu Verne, Dixon, and Martelle 250
551 Grafton 248
552 Waucoma 246
553 Harvey, Cumberland, and Macedonia 245
554 Montour 244
555 Greeley 243
556 Burr Oak, Luxemburg, and Silver City 242
557 Wadena, Pisgah, and Meservey 241
558 Keswick and Yale 240
559 Prescott 238
560 Fredonia 236
561 Fenton and Laurel 235
562 Crystal Lake 234
563 Paton and Marathon 230
564 Washta and Smithland 228
565 Fostoria 227
566 New Providence 224
567 Packwood and Olds 222
568 Goose Lake and Hanlontown 221
569 Cleghorn 218
570 Jamaica 217
571 Thurman, Lineville, and Cushing 216
572 Hornick and Grand River 215
573 Stout and Joice 213
574 Rake and Panama 212
575 Ollie 211
576 Lucas 209
577 Woden and Twin Lakes 208
578 Cantril, College Springs, and South English 206
579 Clutier, Moorhead, and Van Wert 205
580 Blairsburg 204
581 Frederika and Alvord 202
582 Melvin 201
583 Linden 200
584 Westgate 199
585 Woodburn and Rembrandt 198
586 Garden Grove and Blencoe 197
587 Volga 196
588 Onslow, Hancock, and Stockton 195
589 Homestead and Arthur 194
590 Kamrar 192
591 Blockton and Elberon 189
592 Drakesville 188
593 Boxholm and Beaman 187
594 Prairieburg and Davis City 186
595 Gravity and Barnum 184
596 Henderson 182
597 Decatur City and Thor 181
598 Portsmouth 180
599 Hillsboro and Shambaugh 179
600 Maysville and Sherrill 178
601 Coin and Rickardsville 177
602 Magnolia and Tingley 176
603 Wallingford 175
604 Kirkville 174
605 Oakville 173
606 Dickens and Lidderdale 172
607 Barnes City and Lambs Grove 169
608 Pilot Mound and Haverhill 168
609 Soldier 165
610 Alexander and Aurora 164
611 Dundee, Randall, Vincent, and Patterson 163
612 Little Sioux 162
613 Woolstock, Harris, and Rose Hill 161
614 Oakland Acres and Moorland 160
615 Calumet 159
616 Swaledale and Castalia 158
617 Leighton 157
618 Bridgewater, Reasnor, Mineola, and Chapin 155
619 Exline, Braddyville, Geneva, Monmouth, and St. Joseph 154
620 Rowan and Randolph 153
621 Williamson, Climbing Hill, Brunsville, Bristow, and McClelland 152
622 Delaware, Palmer, and Welton 151
623 Hastings 150
624 Meriden, West Chester, Lincoln, and Panorama Park 149
625 Linn Grove 148
626 Mount Auburn, Rock Falls, and Searsboro 146
627 Clemons 144
628 Whitten, Springbrook, and Waterville 143
629 New Liberty and Floris 142
630 Millersburg 141
631 Lone Rock 139
632 North Washington and Ricketts 138
633 Clare and Houghton 137
634 Watkins and Centralia 136
635 St. Lucas 135
636 Castana, Luther, Franklin, and Ayrshire 134
637 Hamilton 133
638 Larrabee and East Peru 132
639 Goodell, Mitchell, and Webb 131
640 Westfield 130
641 St. Donatus 129
642 Green Mountain 128
643 Havelock 126
644 St. Paul and St. Marys 125
645 McIntire and Ferguson 124
646 Ledyard, Dawson, and Mona 123
647 Archer, Rutland, and Stanley 122
648 Masonville and Mount Union 121
649 Superior, North Buena Vista, Westphalia, and Chester 120
650 Bouton and Toronto 119
651 Macksburg 118
652 Bernard 116
653 Weldon 115
654 Rome, Morley, and Marne 113
655 Derby, River Sioux, and Brayton 112
656 Westwood 111
657 Harper, Martinsburg, and South Amana 110
658 Arion, Buckeye, and Lanesboro 109
659 Ackworth, Melrose, and Promise City 108
660 Cromwell, Baldwin, Somers, Carpenter, and Wiota 107
661 Bentley, Oto, and Nodaway 104
662 Sageville 103
663 Fraser and Pleasant Plain 102
664 Oyens and St. Olaf 101
665 St. Anthony 100
666 Chillicothe, Andover, and Willey 98
667 Arispe, Weston, and Keomah Village 97
668 Unionville 95
669 Duncan 94
670 Luzerne and Zwingle 93
671 Percival, Morrison, and Craig 92
672 Garden City and Center Junction 91
673 Hansell 90
674 Numa 89
675 Matlock and Sharpsburg 88
676 Garber 86
677 Yorktown 85
678 Grant, Gruver, and Rathbun 84
679 Bradgate 83
680 Spragueville, Cylinder, and Graf 82
681 Nemaha 81
682 Hartwick and Chatsworth 80
683 Redding 79
684 Struble and Truesdale 78
685 Popejoy 76
686 Ralston, Douds, Clio, and Swan 73
687 Kinross and High Amana 72
688 Webster and Orchard 71
689 Colwell, Plover, and Scarville 70
690 Balltown, Aredale, Dana, Shannon City, Bevington, and Imogene 69
691 Greenville 68
692 Plano, Varina, and Marysville 67
693 Rossie 66
694 Spring Hill and Bassett 65
695 Turin 63
696 Tennant and Kirkman 62
697 Thornburg 61
698 Guernsey and Gibson 60
699 Dolliver, Valeria, and Knierim 59
700 New Haven, Rodney, and Burchinal 58
701 Northboro 57
702 California Junction, Curlew, Gray, Osterdock, Bradford, Dougherty, Thayer, and Hayfield 56
703 Randalia 55
704 Jackson Junction 54
705 Sandyville 53
706 Toeterville, Vining, Rinard, Coppock, Mount Sterling, Beaver, and Hayesville 49
707 Gillett Grove 48
708 Cotter 47
709 Udell and Rochester 45
710 Pleasanton and Leando 44
711 Sexton, Buck Grove, Owasa, Millerton, and Hardy 42
712 Loveland, Benton, and Rodman 41
713 Ellston, Aspinwall, and Conway 40
714 Clayton and Coburg 39
715 Frytown 38
716 Ottosen 37
717 Elkport, Blanchard, Portland, and Anderson 36
718 Berkley 34
719 Yetter 32
720 Carbon, Galt, and Corley 31
721 Maloy 28
722 Bankston 27
723 Jolley and Kent 26
724 Hutchins 25
725 Delphos 24
726 Pioneer 22
727 Jacksonville 21
728 Durango 19
729 St. Benedict 18
730 Hepburn and Little Cedar 17
731 Beaconsfield and Le Roy 14
732 Meyer 12
733 East Amana 11
734 Athelstan 10
735 Bolan and Otranto 9

The table above displays the most recent population estimates data for all cities where data are available from the following datasets:

  • United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 6 December 2018. http://www.census.gov/.
  • United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2019. http://www.census.gov/.

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