These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Iowa For 2018

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Iowa. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 295 cities and places in Iowa.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Hawkeye State has to offer. You know the places like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Iowa that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Iowa with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Iowa, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Iowa, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Iowa

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Hawkeye State for over 3 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2012-2016 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Iowa from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Des Moines.

The smallest? Lake View, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

1. Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

Population: 212,859
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
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2. Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 129,537
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
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3. Davenport

Davenport, IA

Population: 102,305
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
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4. Sioux City

Sioux City, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 82,666
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
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5. Iowa City

Iowa City, IA

Population: 72,385
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
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6. Waterloo

Waterloo, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 68,357
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
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7. Ames

Ames, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 64,073
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
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8. Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs, IA

Population: 62,326
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
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9. West Des Moines

West Des Moines, IA

Population: 61,624
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
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10. Dubuque

Dubuque, IA

Population: 58,535
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
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Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Iowa

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Iowa.

Have fun snacking around in the Hawkeye State!

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Iowa

City Rank Pop. 2016 2010 Growth
Des Moines 1 212,859 202,095 5.3%
Cedar Rapids 2 129,537 125,450 3.3%
Davenport 3 102,305 98,325 4.0%
Sioux City 4 82,666 82,106 0.7%
Iowa City 5 72,385 66,758 8.4%
Waterloo 6 68,357 67,893 0.7%
Ames 7 64,073 57,343 11.7%
Council Bluffs 8 62,326 61,340 1.6%
West Des Moines 9 61,624 54,731 12.6%
Dubuque 10 58,535 57,504 1.8%
Ankeny 11 53,413 42,211 26.5%
Urbandale 12 41,578 37,503 10.9%
Cedar Falls 13 40,828 38,178 6.9%
Marion 14 37,198 33,293 11.7%
Bettendorf 15 35,048 32,490 7.9%
Marshalltown 16 27,637 27,096 2.0%
Mason City 17 27,546 28,125 -2.1%
Clinton 18 26,148 27,016 -3.2%
Burlington 19 25,492 25,604 -0.4%
Ottumwa 20 24,709 24,889 -0.7%
Fort Dodge 21 24,626 25,323 -2.8%
Muscatine 22 23,909 22,819 4.8%
Coralville 23 20,078 18,186 10.4%
Johnston 24 19,491 15,723 24.0%
Clive 25 17,022 14,950 13.9%
North Liberty 26 16,984 11,889 42.9%
Waukee 27 16,955 12,305 37.8%
Altoona 28 16,692 13,757 21.3%
Indianola 29 15,343 14,546 5.5%
Newton 30 15,090 15,371 -1.8%
Boone 31 12,609 12,764 -1.2%
Oskaloosa 32 11,538 11,393 1.3%
Spencer 33 11,172 11,193 -0.2%
Fort Madison 34 10,769 11,096 -2.9%
Storm Lake 35 10,768 10,357 4.0%
Keokuk 36 10,628 10,802 -1.6%
Grimes 37 10,422 7,653 36.2%
Pella 38 10,280 10,359 -0.8%
Waverly 39 10,049 9,754 3.0%
Carroll 40 9,990 10,047 -0.6%
Norwalk 41 9,944 8,622 15.3%
Fairfield 42 9,942 9,451 5.2%
Le Mars 43 9,826 9,719 1.1%
Pleasant Hill 44 9,406 8,100 16.1%
Grinnell 45 9,112 9,265 -1.7%
Mount Pleasant 46 8,491 8,743 -2.9%
Denison 47 8,326 8,077 3.1%
Decorah 48 7,985 8,115 -1.6%
Creston 49 7,877 7,738 1.8%
Perry 50 7,876 7,706 2.2%
Webster City 51 7,825 8,125 -3.7%
Clear Lake 52 7,644 7,799 -2.0%
Charles City 53 7,496 7,667 -2.2%
Sioux Center 54 7,370 6,916 6.6%
Washington 55 7,368 7,261 1.5%
Knoxville 56 7,236 7,459 -3.0%
Hiawatha 57 7,160 6,932 3.3%
Atlantic 58 6,817 7,078 -3.7%
Nevada 59 6,796 6,753 0.6%
Oelwein 60 6,195 6,433 -3.7%
Orange City 61 6,153 5,967 3.1%
Eldridge 62 6,122 5,319 15.1%
Estherville 63 6,027 6,388 -5.7%
Maquoketa 64 6,025 6,135 -1.8%
Independence 65 6,005 5,987 0.3%
Red Oak 66 5,547 5,814 -4.6%
Algona 67 5,496 5,569 -1.3%
Anamosa 68 5,459 5,634 -3.1%
Clarinda 69 5,431 5,566 -2.4%
Centerville 70 5,404 5,593 -3.4%
De Witt 71 5,264 5,286 -0.4%
Glenwood 72 5,233 5,354 -2.3%
Asbury 73 5,201 3,852 35.0%
Iowa Falls 74 5,176 5,195 -0.4%
Vinton 75 5,166 5,262 -1.8%
Winterset 76 5,158 5,138 0.4%
Cherokee 77 5,113 5,205 -1.8%
Manchester 78 5,083 5,187 -2.0%
Bondurant 79 5,079 3,486 45.7%
Shenandoah 80 5,030 5,222 -3.7%
Sheldon 81 5,015 5,046 -0.6%
Harlan 82 5,008 5,140 -2.6%
Osceola 83 4,992 4,878 2.3%
Spirit Lake 84 4,992 4,749 5.1%
Windsor Heights 85 4,980 4,835 3.0%
Evansdale 86 4,794 4,666 2.7%
Humboldt 87 4,602 4,648 -1.0%
Mount Vernon 88 4,487 4,375 2.6%
Sergeant Bluff 89 4,399 4,031 9.1%
Camanche 90 4,368 4,403 -0.8%
Hampton 91 4,326 4,420 -2.1%
Chariton 92 4,219 4,429 -4.7%
Jefferson 93 4,207 4,360 -3.5%
Dyersville 94 4,180 4,070 2.7%
Polk City 95 4,115 3,231 27.4%
Forest City 96 4,043 4,160 -2.8%
Carlisle 97 4,031 3,775 6.8%
Adel 98 4,030 3,640 10.7%
Le Claire 99 3,931 3,561 10.4%
Cresco 100 3,839 3,867 -0.7%
Monticello 101 3,809 3,785 0.6%
Emmetsburg 102 3,803 3,898 -2.4%
Albia 103 3,795 3,746 1.3%
Waukon 104 3,786 3,931 -3.7%
Carter Lake 105 3,765 3,676 2.4%
West Liberty 106 3,737 3,659 2.1%
Osage 107 3,631 3,597 0.9%
Rock Valley 108 3,623 3,274 10.7%
New Hampton 109 3,478 3,585 -3.0%
Huxley 110 3,474 3,132 10.9%
Eagle Grove 111 3,468 3,601 -3.7%
Saylorville 112 3,445 3,105 11.0%
Robins 113 3,434 2,906 18.2%
Story City 114 3,423 3,393 0.9%
Tipton 115 3,201 3,209 -0.2%
Williamsburg 116 3,144 3,015 4.3%
Garner 117 3,091 3,102 -0.4%
Milford 118 2,991 2,844 5.2%
West Burlington 119 2,978 2,977 0.0%
Marengo 120 2,927 2,546 15.0%
Onawa 121 2,906 3,005 -3.3%
Tama 122 2,832 2,870 -1.3%
Jesup 123 2,809 2,592 8.4%
Wilton 124 2,808 2,801 0.2%
Clarion 125 2,783 2,861 -2.7%
Park View 126 2,718 2,428 11.9%
Grundy Center 127 2,705 2,673 1.2%
Missouri Valley 128 2,689 2,886 -6.8%
Belmond 129 2,686 2,287 17.4%
Sibley 130 2,667 2,804 -4.9%
Eldora 131 2,663 2,774 -4.0%
Bloomfield 132 2,622 2,630 -0.3%
Lamoni 133 2,616 2,501 4.6%
West Union 134 2,592 2,614 -0.8%
Madrid 135 2,585 2,505 3.2%
West Branch 136 2,581 2,468 4.6%
Rock Rapids 137 2,569 2,537 1.3%
Belle Plaine 138 2,562 2,607 -1.7%
Hawarden 139 2,538 2,536 0.1%
Tiffin 140 2,530 1,986 27.4%
Center Point 141 2,507 2,428 3.3%
Kalona 142 2,479 2,449 1.2%
Fairfax 143 2,418 1,641 47.3%
Hudson 144 2,414 2,334 3.4%
La Porte City 145 2,403 2,637 -8.9%
Solon 146 2,399 1,924 24.7%
Postville 147 2,281 1,996 14.3%
Mitchellville 148 2,271 2,529 -10.2%
Toledo 149 2,258 2,595 -13.0%
Columbus Junction 150 2,214 2,024 9.4%
Rockwell City 151 2,212 2,357 -6.2%
Sumner 152 2,205 2,031 8.6%
Ida Grove 153 2,203 2,158 2.1%
Bellevue 154 2,193 2,289 -4.2%
Sac City 155 2,185 2,294 -4.8%
Hull 156 2,146 1,955 9.8%
Ely 157 2,133 1,624 31.3%
Sigourney 158 2,105 2,101 0.2%
Alta 159 2,104 1,917 9.8%
Ogden 160 2,069 2,410 -14.1%
Epworth 161 2,068 1,809 14.3%
Audubon 162 2,043 2,177 -6.2%
Durant 163 2,032 1,907 6.6%
Lake Mills 164 2,027 2,162 -6.2%
Parkersburg 165 2,019 1,947 3.7%
Leon 166 1,995 2,105 -5.2%
Cascade 167 1,978 2,272 -12.9%
Prairie City 168 1,973 1,311 50.5%
Mount Ayr 169 1,958 1,659 18.0%
Guttenberg 170 1,956 1,784 9.6%
Greenfield 171 1,951 1,973 -1.1%
New London 172 1,945 1,760 10.5%
Northwood 173 1,931 1,962 -1.6%
Colfax 174 1,925 2,743 -29.8%
Wapello 175 1,922 2,343 -18.0%
Britt 176 1,919 2,110 -9.1%
Lisbon 177 1,908 1,885 1.2%
Peosta 178 1,881 1,511 24.5%
Monroe 179 1,875 1,868 0.4%
Dallas Center 180 1,851 2,085 -11.2%
Manson 181 1,825 1,648 10.7%
Remsen 182 1,824 2,018 -9.6%
Denver 183 1,814 1,827 -0.7%
Pocahontas 184 1,789 1,698 5.4%
Reinbeck 185 1,765 1,963 -10.1%
Pleasantville 186 1,762 1,605 9.8%
Lake City 187 1,759 1,682 4.6%
Ackley 188 1,738 1,550 12.1%
Traer 189 1,736 1,681 3.3%
Hartley 190 1,717 1,796 -4.4%
Atkins 191 1,713 1,719 -0.3%
Farley 192 1,688 1,508 11.9%
Guthrie Center 193 1,650 1,562 5.6%
Woodbine 194 1,645 1,603 2.6%
Woodward 195 1,621 1,165 39.1%
Slater 196 1,617 1,583 2.1%
Nashua 197 1,613 1,646 -2.0%
Corning 198 1,598 1,674 -4.5%
Montezuma 199 1,591 1,617 -1.6%
Moville 200 1,587 1,743 -9.0%
Nora Springs 201 1,567 1,557 0.6%
Blue Grass 202 1,563 1,382 13.1%
Manly 203 1,551 1,181 31.3%
Oakland 204 1,544 1,626 -5.0%
Corydon 205 1,544 1,410 9.5%
Logan 206 1,540 1,571 -2.0%
Mediapolis 207 1,536 1,812 -15.2%
Stuart 208 1,528 1,649 -7.3%
Earlham 209 1,523 1,845 -17.5%
Manning 210 1,509 1,713 -11.9%
Monona 211 1,495 1,844 -18.9%
Akron 212 1,485 1,512 -1.8%
Lone Tree 213 1,482 1,333 11.2%
Avoca 214 1,478 1,555 -5.0%
Granger 215 1,461 1,035 41.2%
Walcott 216 1,450 1,570 -7.6%
Bedford 217 1,446 1,651 -12.4%
Urbana 218 1,444 1,409 2.5%
Kingsley 219 1,436 1,317 9.0%
Walford 220 1,428 1,519 -6.0%
Lenox 221 1,424 1,315 8.3%
Brooklyn 222 1,422 1,322 7.6%
Glidden 223 1,422 1,132 25.6%
Dysart 224 1,418 1,520 -6.7%
Holstein 225 1,416 1,474 -3.9%
Sanborn 226 1,405 1,302 7.9%
Beaverdale 227 1,385 982 41.0%
Coon Rapids 228 1,371 1,181 16.1%
Wellman 229 1,365 1,484 -8.0%
Strawberry Point 230 1,357 1,246 8.9%
State Center 231 1,337 1,436 -6.9%
Alton 232 1,325 1,077 23.0%
Elkader 233 1,325 1,281 3.4%
Central City 234 1,320 1,250 5.6%
Tripoli 235 1,316 1,301 1.2%
Roland 236 1,312 1,349 -2.7%
Dike 237 1,309 1,095 19.5%
Mapleton 238 1,299 1,314 -1.1%
Sheffield 239 1,283 1,277 0.5%
Clarksville 240 1,276 1,558 -18.1%
Laurens 241 1,272 1,402 -9.3%
New Sharon 242 1,263 1,262 0.1%
Van Meter 243 1,256 1,199 4.8%
Villisca 244 1,255 1,354 -7.3%
University Heights 245 1,255 1,111 13.0%
Shell Rock 246 1,254 1,335 -6.1%
Jewell Junction 247 1,230 1,006 22.3%
Tabor 248 1,230 1,303 -5.6%
Buffalo 249 1,226 1,244 -1.4%
Allison 250 1,222 1,009 21.1%
Eddyville 251 1,207 898 34.4%
Fruitland 252 1,196 1,349 -11.3%
Fayette 253 1,196 1,481 -19.2%
Sloan 254 1,192 1,046 14.0%
Gilbert 255 1,183 1,054 12.2%
Griswold 256 1,176 975 20.6%
Lake Park 257 1,171 1,115 5.0%
Fairbank 258 1,168 1,236 -5.5%
Melcher-Dallas 259 1,162 1,276 -8.9%
Fredericksburg 260 1,159 870 33.2%
North English 261 1,148 978 17.4%
Marcus 262 1,146 979 17.1%
Greene 263 1,115 1,177 -5.3%
Hamburg 264 1,115 1,156 -3.5%
Rockwell 265 1,100 1,173 -6.2%
Princeton 266 1,100 966 13.9%
Shellsburg 267 1,097 878 24.9%
Panora 268 1,097 1,228 -10.7%
Lake Panorama 269 1,097 1,367 -19.8%
St. Ansgar 270 1,087 1,205 -9.8%
Baxter 271 1,081 1,153 -6.2%
Danville 272 1,079 949 13.7%
Conrad 273 1,073 932 15.1%
Newell 274 1,070 800 33.8%
Springville 275 1,070 1,042 2.7%
Winfield 276 1,068 1,433 -25.5%
De Soto 277 1,065 929 14.6%
Riverside 278 1,054 891 18.3%
Mechanicsville 279 1,052 1,142 -7.9%
Gowrie 280 1,047 1,087 -3.7%
Preston 281 1,037 996 4.1%
Palo 282 1,036 912 13.6%
Paullina 283 1,034 1,081 -4.3%
Keosauqua 284 1,029 1,184 -13.1%
Wayland 285 1,027 903 13.7%
Victor 286 1,026 801 28.1%
Arnolds Park 287 1,024 933 9.8%
Calmar 288 1,023 996 2.7%
Dunlap 289 1,021 992 2.9%
West Point 290 1,020 989 3.1%
Odebolt 291 1,016 1,291 -21.3%
George 292 1,007 1,293 -22.1%
Elk Run Heights 293 1,006 1,029 -2.2%
Aplington 294 1,005 1,020 -1.5%
Lake View 295 1,002 1,301 -23.0%

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