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Iowa Quick Facts
Statehood: December 28, 1846
Population rank: 30th among the 50 states
Population (2015): 3,123,899 1
Population (2000): 2,926,324 1
Land area: 55,857.1 square miles 1
Acres in farmland (2012): 30,622,731 (47848.02 square miles) 3
Population density (2010): 54.5 people per square mile 1
Capitol city: Des Moines founded September 22, 1851 as Fort Des Moines and shortened to Des Moines in 1857. It was named for the Des Moines River.
Top industries (2014): Manufacturing, Government, Real estate rental and leasing 2
Top exports (2014): Corn, Tractors and Soybeans 1
Primary language: English
U.S. Census Bureau
US Bureau of Economic Analysis
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service