Iowa City Metro Area, Iowa 

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Population

175,732

+12.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$55,030

Median Home Price

$235,900

Median Age

31.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 4.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Iowa City Metro Area, Iowa

College town - Eastern Iowa along I-80. June, September and May are the most pleasant months in the Iowa City metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Iowa
County:
Metro Area: Iowa City Metro Area
City: Iowa City, Coralville, 20 total
Zip Codes: 52240, 52245, 52246, 52241, 52317, 52353, 52333, 52247, 52340, 52338, 20 total
Cost of Living: -9.7% 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
All Single Family Homes
Pros
College-town amenities
Diverse economy
Educated population
Cons
Harsh winters
Cost of housing
Outdoor recreation

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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Iowa City Metro Area is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Iowa City Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Iowa City Metro Area's cost of living is 9.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Iowa City Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Iowa City metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 66.6% to 31.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Iowa City Metro Area's population is 175,732 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 12.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Iowa City Metro Area is Real Estate: $235,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.5%.

SCHOOLS
Iowa City Metro Area public schools spend $12,083 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Iowa City Metro Area. More Education



Best Places to Live in Iowa City Rankings


Housing Market in Iowa City

It's a good time to buy in Iowa City. Home Appreciation is up 3.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Iowa City is $235,900.
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ZIP CODES IN IOWA CITY METRO AREA, IOWA
52240, 52245, 52246, 52241, 52317, 52353, 52333, 52247, 52340, 52338, 20 total

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