This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Iowa City has a very low population density. Iowa City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Iowa City, IA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Iowa City has a population density of 2,779, with 67,154 current residents.
Out of the 67,154 current residents, 49% are male and 50% are female. 38% of the residents are married and 61% are single.
- 54% Sun
- 33% Rain
- 28% Snow
46°F average temperature
- 32 years Median home age
- $156,820 Median home price
- -4.73% Home appreciation rate
- 12.85% Annual property tax
As for living in Iowa City, the air quality is 22% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 33% rainy, and 28% snowy. The average temperature is 46°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Iowa City, you should know that 44.5% of homes are owned while 50.8% of homes are rented, and 4.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $156,820, the median age of homes is 32 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.73% and the annual property tax is 12.85%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Iowa City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Iowa City’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Iowa City is 29 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.91% Democratic, 28.40% Republican, and 1.68% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
28%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Iowa City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 3.20% of residents are unemployed in Iowa City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Iowa City residents: 9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 35.01% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.1% are in the customer service field, 26.8% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.81%, 5.82% of residents have an associate’s degree, 28.38% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 27.88% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Iowa City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Iowa City have a few different options. 62% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 8% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.