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Welcome to Iowa ...

The town of Iowa is located in Calcasieu Parish<1>.

The location of Iowa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Iowa has a population of 3,166 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Iowa.

Iowa is near sea level<4>.

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

Iowa is within the boundaries of the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Iowa: 70647<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Iowa had an population of 3,166 people. This is an increase of 5.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Iowa had a population of 2,996 people. This makes Iowa the parish's 6th most populous community.

The population of Iowa represents 0.07% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,996 people, the population of Iowa increased 12.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,663 people).

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

Communities Also Named Iowa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Iowa - it's located in Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Iowa ...

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

  • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Iowa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Charles<7>
  • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Iowa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,873 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<7>
  • Welsh [Jefferson Davis Parish]
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    • Welsh [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Iowa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,195 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welsh<7>
  • Kinder [Allen Parish]
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    • Kinder [Allen Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Iowa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinder<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fenton [Jefferson Davis Parish]
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      • Fenton [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Iowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fenton<7>
    • Reeves [Allen Parish]
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      • Reeves [Allen Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Iowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeves
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeves<7>
    • Lacassine [Jefferson Davis Parish]
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      • Lacassine [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Iowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacassine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacassine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacassine<7>
    • Bell City [Calcasieu Parish]
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      • Bell City [Calcasieu Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Iowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bell City<7>
    • Greinwich Village [Calcasieu Parish]
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      • Greinwich Village [Calcasieu Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Iowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greinwich Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greinwich Village
    • Hayes [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayes
      • Hayes [Calcasieu Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Iowa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayes<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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Iowa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Iowa. 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.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Iowa. See our Newspapers Page for Iowa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iowa ...

Looking for more information about Iowa? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Iowa, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Iowa.

Adding Iowa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Iowa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Iowa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Iowa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Iowa on our Genealogy Page.

The Communities of Louisiana

About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Calcasieu, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Iowa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iowa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Iowa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Iowa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Iowa) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from IowaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iowa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2391, Longitude: -93.0130       In this case, the coordinates for Iowa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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