Iowa City, Iowa 

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+10.0% since 2020

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8.6 / 4.7

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Best Places to Live in Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa is a vibrant city located in the Midwestern United States. Home to attractions such as The University of Iowa and The Old Capitol Museum, visitors can explore outdoor activities and historical sites when visiting Iowa City. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as The Kalona Historical Village and Studio Arts. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Iowa City has something for everyone! College town - Eastern Iowa along I-80.
State: Iowa
County: Johnson County
Metro Area: Iowa City Metro Area
City: Iowa City
Zip Codes: 52240 52245 52246 52242
Cost of Living: -12.8% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 708 ft above sea level

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Iowa City, Ia Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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College-town amenities
Diverse economy
Educated population
Harsh winters
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What Bert Has To Say About Iowa City Metro Area

Once the capital of the state, Iowa City is both home to the University of Iowa and a livable city boasting a diverse cultural environment, attractive downtown, and historic campus buildings. True to college-town form, the area has the highest housing costs in the state and one of the highest levels of educational attainment in the country. The city is well-educated, progressive, active, and has a strong community feel. An assortment of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues in a lively downtown and Iowa River riverfront setting anchored by a large pedestrian mall.


The unemployment rate in Iowa City is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Iowa City jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City's cost of living is 12.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Iowa City's Cost of Living

June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Iowa City, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Johnson county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.6% to 27.3%. More Voting Stats

Iowa City's population is 74,240 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Iowa City is Real Estate: $265,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.0%.

Iowa City public schools spend $11,892 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Iowa City. More Education

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Housing Market in Iowa City

It's a good time to buy in Iowa City. Home Appreciation is up 8.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Iowa City is $265,800.
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Reviews for Iowa City   24 Reviews
Iowa city area - 10/26/2020
I was there 5 years. Nothing to do but we’ll go shopping... at Walmart. It lacks so many things. There is no experience here, it jumps on any political band wagon and... Read More

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Can't wait to leave - 2/2/2020
Entertainment lacks greatly - especially the Hancher shows. I was hoping after they rebuilt they would be getting better shows there, that didn't happen. One has to... Read More

Birthplace of Pancheros - 11/10/2018
Iowa City is great. It's diverse and never boring. There always a variety of new shops and restaurants to explore and try out. Also watching college kids do stupid... Read More

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