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The state of Iowa is considered by many to be one of the safest states to live in the United States. Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, by total area Iowa measures 56,272 square miles, which is approximately 310 miles in width by 199 miles in length; 0.7% of the state's total area is comprised of water. Iowa was originally admitted to the United States on December 28, 1846 as the 29th state in the Union. Iowa offers hot and humid weather in the summer, and below freezing temperatures in the winter. Spring is the beginning of the severe weather season, which includes an average of 50 days of thunderstorms per year. Tornadoes are also typical in the state, averaging about 37 per year. In general, most people consider Iowa to be a faming state, though in reality, agriculture makes up only a small portion of the economy. In fact, TV network CNBC rates Iowa as one of the best states for business in the Cost of Doing Business category, which assess all taxes, utility costs and other costs associated with doing business.


Nicknames : Hawkeye State

Capitol : Des Moines

Largest City (by population) : Des Moines

Largest City (by area) : Des Moines

Largest County (by population) : Polk County

Total Area (square miles) : 56272

Admitted to Union : December 28, 1846

Time Zone : Central

State Flower : Wild Prairie Rose

State Tree : Bur Oak

State Bird : Eastern Goldfinch

Major Industries : manufacturing, biotechnology, food processing

Major Companies : Quaker Oats, ConAgra, General Mills, 3M, ALCOA


  • One of the largest concentrations of wind turbine farms worldwide is located in the northwestern portion of Iowa.
  • Clint Eastwood movie The Bridges of Madison County was filmed and took place in Madison County, Iowa.
  • Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Quaker Oats is the largest cereal company in the world.
  • Native Iowan Marion Robert Morrison was born in Winterset on May 26, 1907. This famous Iowan grew up to be one of the most popular movie stars of all-time, John Wayne.
  • The east and west border of Iowa are formed completely by water, the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

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Adair County Public Records - Property Assessor Edit

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Physical Address:
Adair County Property Assessor 400 Public Square, Suite 1 Greenfield, Iowa 50849
Contact: P: 641.743.2531 F: 641.743.2531

Adair County Public Records - Adair County Official Website Edit

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Adair County Government 400 Public Square Greenfield, Iowa 50849
Contact: P: 641.743.2546 F: 641.743.2565 E: adairaud@iowatelecom.net

Adams County Public Records - Adams County Official Website Edit

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Adams County Board of Supervisors Box 28 500 Ninth St. Corning, Iowa 50841
Contact: P: 641.322.3240 F: 641.322.4647

Adams County Public Records - County Directory Edit

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Adams County Recorder Box 28 500 Ninth St. Corning, Iowa 50841
Contact: P: 641.322.3744 F: 641.322.3744 E: adamsrecorder@frontier.com

Allamakee County Public Records - Allamakee County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Allamakee County Board of Supervisors 110 Allamakee St. Waukon, Iowa 52172
Contact: P: 563.568.3522 E: boardofsuupervisors@co.allamakee.ia.us

Allamakee County Public Records - Property And GIS Maps Edit

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Physical Address:
Allamakee County Assessor 110 Allamakee St. Waukon, Iowa 50841

Appanoose County Public Records - Appanoose County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Appanoose County Government 201 North 12th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544
Contact: P: 641.856.6103

Appanoose County Public Records - Property Records Edit

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Appanoose County Assessor 201 North 12th Centerville, Iowa 52544
Contact: P: 641.437.4529 F: 641.856.3062

Audubon County Public Records - Audubon County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Audubon County Economic Development Corporation 800 Market St. Audubon, Iowa 50025
Contact: P: 712.563.2742 E: aced@iowatelecom.net

Audubon County Public Records - Banking And Business Edit

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Audubon County Chamber of Commerce 800 Market St. P.O. Box 66 Audubon, Iowa 50025
Contact: P: 712.563.3780 F: 712.563.3780 E: audchmbr@iowatelecom.net

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