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  • Full time REALTOR®.

  • Minimum of five years experience.

  • Holders of advanced, industry recognized designations.

  • Informative web site.

  • Daily response to emails.

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General Facts

For Iowa

Iowa real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 36,881
Income (w/ Children): $ 52,026
Population: 2,862,447
Land Area: 55,875 Square Miles
Population Density: 51 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Hawkeye State
Capital: Des Moines
Date of Statehood: December 28, 1846
State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Flower: Wild Rose
State Tree: Oak

 

Iowa is located in the northern part of the central United States. It lies in the heart of the North American continent, in the region known as the Midwest. Iowa, with its fertile prairie lands and heavily agricultural economy devoted to raising grain and livestock, is often considered the typical Midwestern state. Iowa entered the Union on December 28, 1846, as the 29th state. Des Moines is the state’s capital and largest city.

Iowa is, in large part, an efficient, large-scale production line for the nation’s food. From rich black earth to waving corn to fattened hog and steer foodstuffs, the entire process is carried out on a grand scale. Most of the corn and other grains are fed to Iowa’s hogs and cattle. Then, factories take over to pack the meat, process any grain that remains, and produce the equipment to till the soil, harvest the corn, run the farms, and process the farm products. Other factories produce goods that have little or nothing to do with agriculture, such as ball-point pens, washing machines, and office furniture. In value of annual economic production, Iowa is primarily an industrial state, but much of its industrial output remains based on farm production.

The state’s name was taken from the Iowa River, which in turn was named for the Iowa people, the Native Americans who lived in the region during early European exploration. Iowa is called the Hawkeye State. The name is believed to be a tribute to Chief Black Hawk, a leader of the Sac people who were relocated to Iowa after unsuccessful resistance to white settlement.

Iowa is the 26th largest state in the Union. It has a total area of 56,276 square miles, including 401 square miles of inland water. The state has a maximum extent from east to west of 332 miles and a maximum distance from north to south of 214 miles. The mean elevation is about 1,100 feet.

Iowa’s climate is characterized by warm, generally moist summers and cold winters. Temperatures vary considerably from season to season and, at times, from day to day. However, monthly averages are relatively uniform throughout the state and usually vary less than 10° from place to place. Although total snowfall is rarely very great, the severity of the Iowa winter is often increased by high winds that produce blizzard conditions and by prolonged periods of very low temperatures.

Average monthly temperatures in July range from less than 72° in northern Iowa to more than 76° in southern Iowa. Daytime highs in summer are usually between 85° and 90° in most of the state. Temperatures in the lower lower 110°s have been recorded, but these occur infrequently.

Average January temperatures range from less than 14° in the north to more than 24° in the extreme southeast. In winter nearly all places in the state may experience lows in the upper -20°s.

Most of the state receives between 26 and 36 inches of precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) a year. In general, precipitation decreases from east to west. Most precipitation falls in the form of rain during the spring and summer, although prolonged droughts sometimes occur in summer.