Iowa Gov. [99], As of the 2010 Census, the population of Iowa was 3,046,355. 35. [241] In addition to the three state universities, Iowa has multiple private colleges and universities. In professional football, Kurt Warner was the Super Bowl XXXIV MVP winner and a two-time NFL MVP award winner. [21] Loess hills lie along the western border of the state, some of which are several hundred feet thick. I-380 is an auxiliary Interstate Highway, which travels from I-80 near Iowa City through Cedar Rapids ending in Waterloo and is part of the Avenue of the Saints highway. Iowa is the birthplace of U.S. President Herbert Hoover, Vice President Henry A. Wallace, and two first ladies, Lou Henry Hoover and Mamie Eisenhower. Iowa has experienced severe flooding as a result of rapid snow melt and heavy summer rainstorms. [98] As of the 2010 Census, the center of population of Iowa is in Marshall County, near Melbourne. In previous elections, climate change was essentially a nonissue. Davenport boasts the Figge Art Museum, River Music Experience, Putnam Museum, Davenport Skybridge, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Quad Cities, and plays host to the annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, and the Quad City Air Show, which is the largest airshow in the state. Place. High °F. [242] What's Eating Gilbert Grape, based on the Peter Hedges novel of the same name, is set in the fictional Iowa town of Endora. Together with Cedar Falls Waterloo forms the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. The Missouri and Mississippi river boundaries are as they were mapped in the 19th century, which can vary from their modern courses. The Iowa Speedway oval track has hosted auto racing championships such as the IndyCar Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Truck Series since 2006. [192] The state sales tax rate is 6%, with non-prepared food having no tax. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Iowa is an alcohol monopoly or alcoholic beverage control state. Males made up approximately 49.6% of the population. The ring-necked pheasant, imported in the early 1900s, remains an important game bird. [147], Major non-food manufacturing firms with production facilities in Iowa include 3M,[148] Arconic,[149] Amana Corporation,[150] Emerson Electric,[151] The HON Company,[152] SSAB,[153] John Deere,[154] Lennox Manufacturing,[155] Pella Corporation,[156] Procter & Gamble,[157] Vermeer Company,[158] and Winnebago Industries. The Rathbun Dam on the Chariton River, the Red Rock and Saylorville dams on the Des Moines River, and the Coralville Dam on the Iowa River were built to protect against flooding, but they are also important for recreation, particularly boating. King represented the old fifth congressional district. It was not until the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment that women had full suffrage in Iowa. Bass, trout, pike, and carp are found in Iowa’s rivers and streams. [175], The Iowa Insurance Division "Annual report to the Iowa Governor and the Iowa Legislature" from November 2014 looked at the 95% of health insurers by premium, which are 10 companies. In 1894 women were given "partial suffrage", which allowed them to vote on issues, but not for candidates. Over the last half century, average annual precipitation in most of the Midwest has increased by 5 to 10 percent. During the Late Prehistoric period (beginning about AD 900) increased use of maize and social changes led to social flourishing and nucleated settlements. Major manufacturing sectors include food processing, heavy machinery, and agricultural chemicals. The largest non-Protestant religion was Catholicism with 503,080 adherents. [53][54] The area of Iowa was claimed for France and remained a French territory until 1763. [59], Fort Madison was built to control trade and establish U.S. dominance over the Upper Mississippi, but it was poorly designed and disliked by the Sauk and Fox, many of whom allied with the British, who had not abandoned claims to the territory. 63. This poorly situated stockade was similarly attacked by hundreds of Indigenous people in 1813, but was successfully defended and later abandoned until settlers returned to the area in the mid-1830s. Four of these have had candidates on the ballot in Iowa since 2004 for various positions: the Constitution Party, the Green Party, the Pirate Party, and the Socialist Workers Party.[202][203]. Place. [245] Jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer Bix Beiderbecke was born in Davenport. [13], Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015. Gay marriage and Iowa: Why's everyone so surprised? [19], Iowa's bedrock geology generally increases in age from west to east. Courtesy of Emily Stochl The writer stands by a tree in her Cedar Rapids, Iowa, neighborhood damaged by a Category 4 windstorm called a derecho in early August of this year. [162][163], Iowa's Driftless Region is also home to the nationally recognized Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit seed bank housed at an 890-acre heritage farm near Decorah, in the northeast corner of the state. Other factors negatively affecting Iowa's environment include the extensive use of older coal-fired power plants,[34] fertilizer and pesticide runoff from crop production,[35] and diminishment of the Jordan Aquifer. A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency’s Climate Mission Is Under Attack | InsideClimate News The article claims that summer 2020 was the hottest on record in the US, when in fact the measured NOAA data shows it was just about average, and three degrees cooler than 1936. [55] Spain practiced very loose control over the Iowa region, granting trading licenses to French and British traders, who established trading posts along the Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers. Iowa (/ˈaɪəwə/ (listen))[5][6][7] is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. Attractions in Le Mars include the Wells Visitor Center and Ice Cream Parlor, Archie's Waeside (steak house), Bob's Drive Inn, Tonsfeldt Round Barn, Plymouth County Fairgrounds, Plymouth County Museum, and Plymouth County Courthouse. For the river, see, Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted, "Northern Iowa" redirects here. The first and second Iowa State Fairs were held in the more developed eastern part of the state at Fairfield. Natives of northern Iowa—including Sioux City, Fort Dodge, and the Waterloo region—tend to speak the dialect linguists call North Central American English, which is also found in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. [66], The Sauk and Meskwaki sold their land in the Mississippi Valley during 1832 in the Black Hawk Purchase[67] and sold their remaining land in Iowa in 1842, most of them moving to a reservation in Kansas. [51], When American Indians first arrived in what is now Iowa more than 13,000 years ago, they were hunters and gatherers living in a Pleistocene glacial landscape. July is the hottest month for West Des Moines with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. Although some states have a variety of climate zones, the entire state of Iowa is classified as a cold climate zone. [96] Iowa has banned sanctuary cities. As of 2016[update] about 6,000 Jews live in Iowa, with about 3,000 of them in Des Moines. Climate data and weather averages in Cedar Rapids. [230] Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Local Option Tax Information. Almost all of Iowa’s native prairie and wetland vegetation has been obliterated by agriculture. Navigate parenthood with the help of the Raising Curious Learners podcast. [65] A disputed 1804 treaty between Quashquame and William Henry Harrison that surrendered much of Illinois to the U.S. enraged many Sauk and led to the 1832 Black Hawk War. [27] The Northern, drier part of Iowa is categorized as part of the Central tall grasslands. The climate conditions data used in the Tracking Network were obtained through the Iowa State University Climate Science Program and includes data from the Iowa Environmental Mesonet.. [131] The third-most-common language is German, spoken by 17,000 people in Iowa; two notable German dialects used in Iowa include Amana German spoken around the Amana Colonies, and Pennsylvania German, spoken among the Amish in Iowa. [253], In NCAA FCS, the University of Northern Iowa Panthers play at the Missouri Valley Conference[254] and Missouri Valley Football Conference[255] (despite the similar names, the conferences are administratively separate), whereas the Drake University Bulldogs play at the Missouri Valley Conference[256] in most sports and Pioneer League for football. Metropolitan Area and a hub of southwest Iowa, sits at the base of the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway. [172] [37] Snowfall is common, with Des Moines getting about 26 days of snowfall a year, and other places, such as Shenandoah getting about 11 days of snowfall in a year. The annual average rainfall ranges from less than 26 inches (660 mm) in the northwest to more than 38 inches (965 mm) in the southeast. [160][161] Iowa has also seen an increase in demand for local, sustainably-grown food. In Des Moines, roughly in the center of the state, over two-thirds of the 34.72 inches (88.2 cm) of rain falls from April through September, and about half the average annual precipitation falls from May through August, peaking in June. Monthly averages Winterset Longitude: -94.0211, Latitude: 41.3628 Average weather Winterset, IA - 50273. [9][10] Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Low °C. Iowa is among the few jurisdictions where municipalities install speed cameras on interstate highways providing a substantial revenue source from out of state drivers. Northeast Iowa, part of the Driftless Area, has led the state in development of its regional food system and grows and consumes more local food than any other region in Iowa. The atlas of North American English: Phonetics, phonology, and sound change : a multimedia reference tool. The band lasted until 1997. Other bird species include the goldfinch, oriole, cardinal, bunting, bluejay, and bluebird. Lendt, David L. "Iowa and the Copperhead Movement." The Clint Eastwood movie The Bridges of Madison County, based on the popular novel of the same name, took place and was filmed in Madison County. Hedges was born in West Des Moines.[243]. [109], Iowa, in common with other Midwestern states (especially Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota), is feeling the brunt of rural flight, although Iowa has been gaining population since approximately 1990. [223] Iowa added the word "women" to the Iowa Constitution in 1998. In the first decision of the Iowa Supreme Court—In Re the Matter of Ralph,[210] decided July 1839—the Court rejected slavery in a decision that found a slave named Ralph became free when he stepped on Iowa soil, 26 years before the end of the Civil War. 53. 23.9% of the population were under the age of 18; 61.2% were between the ages of 18 and 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older.[100]. This made Iowa the third state in the U.S. and first in the Midwest to permit same-sex marriage. [233], The four-year graduation rate for high schoolers was 91.3% in 2017. High °F. My house stands on a neighborhood corner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Other western communities with vibrant historic downtown areas include Storm Lake, Spencer, Glenwood, Carroll, Harlan, Atlantic, Red Oak, Denison, Creston, Mount Ayr, Sac City, and Walnut. [177], Ethanol production consumes about a third of Iowa's corn production, and renewable fuels account for eight percent of the state's gross domestic product. Annual Weather Averages Near Cedar Rapids. Low °F. 635,687 or 30.3% were Democrats, 800,629 or 38.2% of voters were not registered in a party, 651,039 or 31.1% were Republicans, and 8,284 or 0.004% were registered with another party. Des Moines is the largest city and metropolitan area[a] in Iowa and the state's political and economic center. [22] Northeast Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Area, consisting of steep hills and valleys which appear almost mountainous. The average annual temperature in Iowa is 19.7 °C | 67.4 °F. Some smaller communities, such as Denison and Storm Lake, have mitigated this population loss through gains in immigrant laborers. Musicians, actors, and entertainers from Iowa include Tom Arnold, Julia Michaels, Bix Beiderbecke, Johnny Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody, Simon Estes, Nathan Jonas Jordison, Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan, William Frawley, Charlie Haden, Ashton Kutcher, Cloris Leachman, Glenn Miller, Kate Mulgrew, Eric Christian Olsen, Donna Reed, George Reeves, Brandon Routh, Jean Seberg, John Wayne, Brooks Wheelan, Andy Williams, Meredith Willson, Elijah Wood and Jason Momoa. [53] Along the Missouri River at least five French and English trading houses were built before 1808. Climate in Iowa. But rainfall during the four wettest days of the year has increased about 35 percent, and the amount of water flowing in most streams during the worst flood of the year has increased by more than 20 percent. Low °C. Most property is taxed by more than one taxing authority. [18], Iowa has 99 counties, but 100 county seats because Lee County has two. Waterloo is home of the Grout Museum and is headquarters of the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Annual Weather Averages Near Dubuque. [39] The 30-year annual average Tornadoes in Iowa is 47. [75], Iowa has a long tradition of state and county fairs. [211], In 1884, the Iowa Civil Rights Act apparently outlawed discrimination by businesses, reading: "All persons within this state shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, restaurants, chophouses, eating houses, lunch counters, and all other places where refreshments are served, public conveyances, barber shops, bathhouses, theaters, and all other places of amusement." Iowa averages about 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. The study Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000[125] found in the southernmost two tiers of Iowa counties and in other counties in the center of the state, the largest religious group was the United Methodist Church; in the northeast part of the state, including Dubuque and Linn counties (where Cedar Rapids is located), the Catholic Church was the largest; and in ten counties, including three in the northern tier, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was the largest. To the east lies Clear Lake. Iowa is home to more than 70 wineries,[135] and hosts five regional wine tasting trails. [219], As with racial equality, Iowa was a vanguard in women's rights in the mid-19th century, but did not allow women the right to vote until the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1920, Iowa legislature being one of the ratifying votes. Iowa Department of Revenue, Iowa Tax / Fee Descriptions and Rates. [214] Social and housing discrimination continued against Blacks at state universities until the 1950s. Many died and were buried at Andersonville. Other notable scientists who worked or were born in Iowa include astronomer and space pioneer James A. Monthly: 1981-2010 normals History: 2007-2017 I-80 travels from the Nebraska state line to the Illinois state line through the center of the state, including Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities. "Changing the climate is likely to increase the frequency of floods in Iowa. In Iowa, the term "political party" refers to political organizations which have received two percent or more of the votes cast for president or governor in the "last preceding general election". Among the early traders on the Mississippi were Julien Dubuque, Robert de la Salle, and Paul Marin. [106], Iowa's population is more urban than rural, with 61 percent living in urban areas in 2000, a trend that began in the early 20th century. And what can it possibly mean? Red cedar is found throughout the state. Slipknot, a heavy metal band, was formed in Des Moines in 1995. The Sioux City Metropolitan Area encompasses areas in three states: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Iowa sent large supplies of food to the armies and the eastern cities. In July the average temperature is in the mid-80s F (about 30 °C) but rarely reaches 100 °F (38 °C). For the University of Northern Iowa, see, Early colonization, exploitation and trade, 1673–1808, Depression, World War II and manufacturing, 1930–1985, Reemergence as a mixed economy, 1985–present. On average, there are 200 sunny days per year in Iowa, Iowa. [52], The first known European explorers to document Iowa were Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet who traveled the Mississippi River in 1673 documenting several Indigenous villages on the Iowa side. Some of the most severe flooding in Iowa occurred in 1993 when the state received twice its average annual rainfall; much of the state remained flooded for four months, with roads inaccessible, water systems inoperable, housing uninhabitable, and farmland unusable. [83] The American Civil War briefly brought higher profits.[84]. This reduces the amount of money spent on other aspects of the districts. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 42 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The gender makeup of the state was 49.5% male and 50.5% female. According to the AMA annual report from 2007 Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield had provided 71% of the state's health insurance. The Sauk and Meskwaki effectively controlled trade on the Mississippi in the late 18th century and early 19th century. A total of 39 ethanol plants produced 3.1 billion US gallons (12,000,000 m3) of fuel in 2009.[178]. Breaux, Richard M. (2004) "Maintaining a Home for Girls": The Iowa Federation of Colored Women's Clubs at the University of Iowa 1919–1950. In July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 86.0°F. A Pew Research poll released three weeks after the 2008 Iowa caucuses found … [89], After bottoming out in the 1980s, Iowa's economy began to become increasingly less dependent on agriculture. Low °F. It is periodically updated by the Iowa Legislative Service Bureau, with a new edition published in odd-numbered years and a supplement published in even-numbered years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls all the major dams in the state. On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the 29th state in the Union when President James K. Polk signed Iowa's admission bill into law. Iowa was the 4th out of 10 states with the biggest drop in competition levels of health insurance between 2010 and 2011, per the 2013 annual report on the level of competition in the health insurance industry by the American Medical Association[173] using 2011 data from HealthLeaders-Interstudy, the most comprehensive source of data on enrollment in health maintenance organization (HMO), preferred provider organization (PPO), point-of-service (POS) and consumer-driven health care plans. Sioux City is home to two higher education institutions, Morningside College and Briar Cliff University. [231], Iowa has ten official partner jurisdictions:[232], Iowa was one of the leading states in the high school movement, and continues to be among the top educational performers today. Central Iowa. The Sioux City Bandits play in the Champions Indoor Football league. In July the average temperature is in the mid-80s F Iowa - Iowa - Climate: Iowa has a four-season climate, reflecting the state’s position deep in the interior of the continent. The Des Moines Golf and Country Club hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open and the 2017 Solheim Cup. Iowa has a four-season climate, reflecting the state’s position deep in the interior of the continent. [71], The first American settlers officially moved to Iowa in June 1833. [239] Both Iowa State University and The University of Iowa are research universities[240] and members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The transition from an agricultural economy to a mixed economy happened slowly. Waterloo was founded in the 19th century on the banks of the Cedar River. All the following teams are NCAA Division I football, basketball, or wrestling teams:[246][247][248][249][250], The state has four NCAA Division I college teams. However, the courts chose to narrowly apply this act, allowing de facto discrimination to continue. The caucuses, held in January or February of the election year, involve people gathering in homes or public places and choosing their candidates, rather than casting secret ballots as is done in a presidential primary election. Incumbent U.S. Incumbent Democratic governor Chet Culver was defeated in 2010 by Republican Terry Branstad, who had served as governor from 1983 to 1999. Des Moines's coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 11.7°F. [227], On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court decided Varnum v. Brien,[228] holding in a unanimous decision,[229] the state's law forbidding same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. [268], Coordinates: 42°04′30″N 93°29′46″W / 42.0751°N 93.4960°W / 42.0751; -93.4960 (State of Iowa), This article is about the State of Iowa. RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, attracts thousands of bicyclists and support personnel. [257], Des Moines is home to the Iowa Cubs, a Class AAA team in the Pacific Coast League and affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Central Iowa. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. [72] Primarily, they were families from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia who settled along the western banks of the Mississippi River, founding the modern day cities of Dubuque and Bellevue. This causes the landscape in Iowa to be hilly. [127], English is the most common language in Iowa, used by 94% of the population. The Great Depression and World War II accelerated the shift away from smallholder farming to larger farms, and began a trend of urbanization. The following table shows the Iowa sports teams with average attendance over 8,000. 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