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Biggest Cities in Iowa

Can you name the 20 most populous cities in Iowa?
Source: 2021 Census estimates
Quiz by GeoPunk
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Last updated: May 29, 2022
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First submittedOctober 22, 2012
Times taken5,837
Average score50.0%
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Population
County
City
212,031
Polk
Des Moines
136,467
Linn
Cedar Rapids
101,009
Scott
Davenport
85,617
Woodbury
Sioux City
74,596
Johnson
Iowa City
70,287
Polk
Ankeny
69,792
Polk
West Des Moines
66,941
Black Hawk
Waterloo
66,424
Story
Ames
62,415
Pottawattamie
Council Bluffs
Population
County
City
59,119
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Dubuque
45,923
Polk
Urbandale
41,703
Linn
Marion
40,388
Black Hawk
Cedar Falls
39,327
Scott
Bettendorf
27,388
Marshall
Marshalltown
27,138
Cerro Gordo
Mason City
26,495
Dallas
Waukee
25,350
Wapello
Ottumwa
24,912
Webster
Fort Dodge
12 Comments
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Level 34
Feb 22, 2013
i had breakfast in dubuque. nice town. also saw the amana colonies and drank some beer
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Level 52
Jan 27, 2015
Love my Iowa. Live on the boarder of Cedar Rapids and Marion.CR Schools and Marion services. :)
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Level 21
May 6, 2018
I live in Marion, born in CR. I live by the intersection of 151 and 13. That's really cool.
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Level 71
May 20, 2016
I thought Sioux City was in South Dakota! Maybe I was thinking of Sioux Falls!
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Level 28
Apr 13, 2017
It's on the border of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2020
6/20 and im from NY
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Level 47
Aug 26, 2020
11/20, pretty good for someone from SC who's only been to Iowa once!
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Level 45
Nov 23, 2020
10/20 from Michigan... never been to Iowa
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Level 28
Jun 18, 2021
18/20
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Level 40
Jul 21, 2022
9/20. Good for someone from Ireland who's only been to Des Moines!
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Level 60
Sep 20, 2022
As an Iowa native, I figured this quiz would be easy. Appreciate seeing Ottumwa on this quiz, my grandparents live there!
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2024
Muscatine not being here surely is a surprise. mustve barely missed the cutoff.