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Iowa City, Iowa

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Welcome to Iowa City ...

The city of Iowa City is located in Johnson County and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Iowa City has a population of 76,290 people<1> (see below for details).

Iowa City is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Iowa City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Iowa City is within the (319) area code.

The ZIP codes for Iowa City: 52240, 52242-52246<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Iowa City had a population of 67,862 people (which is 51.85% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Iowa City the county's most populous community.

The population of Iowa City represents 2.23% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67,862 people, the population of Iowa City increased 9.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 62,220 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Iowa City had an population of 76,290 people. This is an increase of 12.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Iowa City.

Communities Also Named Iowa City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Iowa City - they are located in California (2), Florida and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Iowa City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Iowa City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Iowa City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iowa City. Our list includes 77 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Iowa City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iowa City ...

Looking for more information about Iowa City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Iowa City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Iowa City.

Communities near Iowa City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

North Liberty   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Iowa City

Mount Vernon   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Iowa City

Located in Linn County

West Liberty   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Iowa City

Located in Muscatine County

Tiffin   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Iowa City

Solon   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Iowa City

Kalona   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Iowa City

Located in Washington County

West Branch   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Iowa City

Located in Cedar County

Ely   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Iowa City

Located in Linn County

Lisbon   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Iowa City

Located in Linn County

Lone Tree   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Iowa City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Iowa City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Iowa City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Johnson County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iowa City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iowa City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Iowa City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Iowa City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Iowa City includes: 52240, 52242, 52243, 52244, 52245 & 52246.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iowa City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iowa City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iowa City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iowa City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6579, Longitude: -91.5346     [Map].

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