Iowa


Newspapers

2004 Daily 38
Weekly 276
Total 314
2019 Daily 33
Weekly 229
Total 262
17% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 620,000
Weekly 800,000
Total 1.4 million
2019 Daily 410,00
Weekly 820,000
Total 1.2 million
14% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Total Population
3.1 million
Adult Population
2.4 million
Population Rank
30th out of 50 (tied with Utah)
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Demographics

Median Age
38
Age Rank
26th oldest state of 50 (tied with Arkansas)
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
27%
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Economics

Median Income
$54,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
12% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void

3 online news organizations cover Iowa, as well as 9 ethnic media outlets in the form of newspapers, television, and radio, and 13 public broadcasting stations.
Source: UNC Database UNC Database

National Politics

2020 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 53.2%; Biden, 45%
2016 Presidential Election Results
Trump, 51%; Clinton, 42%
Senators
2 Republicans
Representatives
1 Republicans, 3 Democrat
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
69%
State Senators
32 Republicans, 18 Democrats
State Representatives
54 Republicans, 46 Democrats
Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) ends her term Jan. 2023
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