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Welcome to Iowa City ...

The city of Iowa City is located in Johnson County<1> and is the County Seat for Johnson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Iowa City has a population of 75,130 people<2> (see below for details).

Iowa City is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Iowa City: (319)

The ZIP codes for Iowa City: 52240, 52242-52246<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iowa City had an population of 75,130 people. This is an increase of 10.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.75% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 62,220 people).

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.

Communities near Iowa City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Iowa City.

  • North Liberty [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Liberty
    • North Liberty [Johnson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Iowa City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,501 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<7>
  • Mount Vernon [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Linn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Iowa City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<7>
  • Tiffin [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffin
    • Tiffin [Johnson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Iowa City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<7>
  • West Liberty [Muscatine County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Liberty
    • West Liberty [Muscatine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Iowa City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solon [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solon
      • Solon [Johnson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Iowa City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,690 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<7>
    • Kalona [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kalona have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalona
      • Kalona [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Iowa City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalona<7>
    • West Branch [Cedar County]
    • Ely [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ely have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ely
      • Ely [Linn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Iowa City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ely<7>
    • Lisbon [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Linn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Iowa City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<7>
    • Lone Tree [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
      • Lone Tree [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Iowa City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Iowa City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Iowa City.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Iowa City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iowa City. Our list includes 77 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

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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: www.johnson-county.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Johnson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iowa City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iowa City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Iowa City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Iowa City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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