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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.


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Median household income
Local
$34,977
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Iowa City demographic reports
Iowa City is on the Iowa River
Founded as capital of the territory in 1839. As the western part of the state continued to develop, government was moved to Des Moines. To mollify residents, legislators established a state university here
Public transportation: Iowa City Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 368. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 9 among small cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Laura Leighton, actress
· Janet Guthrie, race car driver
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Shakespeare Festival - June 14-July 8, 2007
  • Iowa Arts Festival - June 1-3, 2007
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival - June 29- July 1, 2007
  • Landlocked Film Festival - Aug. 9-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Iowa City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Macbride State Park, Devonian Fossil Gorge, Coralville Lake
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Museum of Johnson County, Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Old Capitol Museum, Plum Grove Historic Home
Colleges and universities: University of Iowa
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 142

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Iowa City was $20,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

56% of Iowa City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Iowa City include Pentacrest, South Summit Street District, Woodlawn Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Iowa City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $507.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,126.


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Libraries in Iowa City include Iowa City Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

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.

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Politics

Johnson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Iowa City political report.

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Iowa City restaurants taking online reservations include Givanni's, Joseph's Steakhouse of Iowa City ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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