Moving to Iowa

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Although Iowa is often referred to as the “Food Capital of the World” because of its agricultural focus in past years, the state is now a little more diversified. Today, Iowa has a diversified economy that includes manufacturing, financial services and biotechnology. There aren't too many tourist attractions in the state, but President Herbert Hoover’s birthplace and library and Effigy Mounds, a prehistoric Native American burial site are notable sites to see.

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Iowa Compared to USA Averages
USA Iowa
Population: 311,591,917 2,966.334
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 73.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 89.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 24.5%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.4
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 54.5
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 18.1
Average Home Price: $188,400 $199,200
Median Household Income: $51,914 $38,281
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.5% 11.6%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 20/40/15
* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Iowa
State Capital: Des Moines
Top 5 Cities: Des Moines
Cedar Rapids
Davenport
Sioux City
Waterloo
Major Newspapers: Des Moines Register
Gazette (Cedar Rapids)
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Quad City Times (Davenport)
Sioux City Journal
Major Sports Teams: None

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