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Iowa City is a city in Johnson County.
It is the county seat.
So named because it was the seat of government of the Iowa Territory
The latitude of Iowa City is 41.661N. The longitude is -91.53W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 63,807.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Iowa City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Iowa City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52242 ZIP code.
29% of Iowa City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Iowa City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Iowa City was $20,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.
56% of Iowa City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Iowa City include Pentacrest, South Summit Street District, Woodlawn Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Iowa City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $507. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,126.
Libraries in Iowa City include Iowa City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Iowa City include Iowa City Press-Citizen
TV stations in Iowa City include KIIN, KWKB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSUI., WSUI.
Johnson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Iowa City political report.
Iowa City restaurants taking online reservations include Givanni's, Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Iowa City workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Iowa City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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