About Iowa

What You Should Know


Governor: Kim Reynolds
Lt. Governor: Adam Gregg

Average High Temperature: 60 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 42 degrees
Highest Elevation: 1671' at Hawkeye Point near Sibley
Land Area: 55,869 square miles
Lowest Elevation: 480' near Keokuk
Median Household Income: $61,691
Number of Cities: 947
Number of Counties: 99
Population: 3,155,070 (US Census Bureau 2019)
Statehood: December 28, 1846 (29th state)

State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State Capital: Des Moines
State Flag: Red, white and blue banner with an eagle and Iowa's motto
State Flower: Wild Rose
State Motto: Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.
State Nickname: The Hawkeye State
State Rock: Geode
State Seal: A citizen-soldier surrounded by farm and industry, land and water images.
State Tree: Oak

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