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Iowa State Capitol Building is the official State of Iowa web portal. The goal of is to provide the citizens of Iowa with a single point of entry to access information and services provided by the State of Iowa government.

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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


  1. U.S. Census Bureau

  2. US Bureau of Economic Analysis

  3. USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service

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