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About Iowa

The Hawkeye state encompasses 35.7 million acres, just over 55,857 square miles. Located in the midwestern region of the United States, Iowa’s western border is formed by the Missouri River, and its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River. Neighboring states include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

The name “Iowa” is derived from a Dakota Native American tribe, Ayuxba (Ah-hee-oo-ba), whose name means “sleepy ones.” In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to join the Union.

Iowa is nicknamed the “Hawkeye State” (most likely) in honor of the Native American warrior, Black Hawk. The mascot for the University of Iowa in Iowa City is simply a hawk, as there is actually no species of bird called a Hawkeye. In fact, Iowa’s state bird is the American Goldfinch. The state flower is the Prairie Rose.

Iowa is made up of 99 counties. Located centrally, Des Moines is the capital and the largest city. Cedar Rapids, in the eastern region, is the second largest city.

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Van Buren County, IA
This 288 acre farm is located overlooking the scenic Des Moines River Valley just a few miles outside of Bonaparte, Iowa. There is a brand new CRP contract in place on 121.94 acres paying $213.64 per acre for a total annual payment of $26,051.00 thro...
288± Acres
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$1,849,000
Under Contract
Van Buren County, IA
This 68 acres M/L is a great hunting farm with awesome views in Van Buren County Iowa. This farm sets up great for hunting as it is completely surrounded by timber, the 23.5 tillable acres where Giant Southeast Iowa deer and turkeys will love to feed...
68± Acres
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$476,000
Van Buren County, IA
This 64 acre property is located in Van Buren County, Iowa and offers great hunting for a farm of this size. It is situated in a nighborhood known for producing giant bucks, the potential of this property is great. The make up of timber and open grou...
64± Acres
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$445,000
Davis County, IA
This 29 acre property is located 1.5 miles North of Pulaski, Iowa. It is the definition of quality recreation property. Packed with amazing whitetail deer and turkey hunting opportunities. There are established ATV trails through the property. Situat...
29± Acres
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$235,000
Van Buren County, IA
Small acreage on a hard surface road is highly sought after. This 30 acre M/L property has a lot to offer with 2 open areas with a wooded ridge seperating them. There is access from gravel road on the south side and access from the east off of V64. M...
30± Acres
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$225,000
Under Contract
Van Buren County, IA
This 34 acre property is located just a few miles from Mount Sterling, Iowa in the Villages of Van Buren. Both water and electricity are located on the property as well as an in ground holding tank used for a camper. There is over a quarter mile of I...
35± Acres
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$219,300
New Listing
Van Buren County, IA
This 2 bedroom house is perfect for a small family, couple, or an individual. The location is great with the ability to walk to Ferguson Sports Complex, Keo Loop Trail, Van Buren County Community High School, Riverview Golf course and pool, or even d...
0.24± Acres
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$155,000
Wooded Building Lot in Jefferson County, IA
Jefferson County, IA
 This 5 acre m/l property is the quiet retreat you've been looking for! Located just 9 miles southeast of Fairfield, IA, this wooded acreage is the perfect spot for a home or cabin.  Located just across the road from Jefferson County's Roun...
5± Acres
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$100,000
Under Contract
Davis County, IA
Very affordable 2-bedroom house for sale in Pulaski, IA situated on a large 100’ x 188’ lot. There is a 1 car garage and front porch. This property offers entry from the alley on the south for off street parking. Give us call today to sch...
0.55± Acres
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$42,500
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Regions

Iowa consists of seven major landform regions: Northwest Iowa Plains, Des Moines Lobe, Iowan Surface, Paleozoic Plateau, Missouri Alluvial Plain, Loess Hills, and Southern Iowa Drift Plain.

Agriculture

A 26.2 billion-dollar industry, agriculture is Iowa’s top revenue generator. There are approximately 85,300 farms, covering 30.6 million acres of the state. The average size farm comprises 360 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 99 counties, and approximately 86% of land is dedicated to farms.

Historically known as America’s breadbasket for its wheat harvest, Iowa now leads the nation in corn production, making it their most valuable crop. Soybeans are the second largest crop grown. They also produce a significant amount of hay and oats.

Hogs and cattle make up the largest livestock products in Iowa. In fact, Iowa is the national leader of pork products. Iowa is also the number one producer of eggs in America.

Iowa’s aquaculture consists of Channel Catfish (found in nearly all Iowa lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers), Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluegill.

Wildlife

Iowa’s diverse landscape provides a variety of ecosystems where over 1,100 species of wildlife thrive. From prairies to wetlands to forests, conservation efforts are mostly found on smaller, privately owned tracts of land and interspersed throughout the state rather than large, publicly managed land.

The state’s forested areas are home to white-tail deer, bobcats, coyotes, gray foxes, and red foxes. Game hunting consists primarily of whitetail deer, hog, turkey, dove, and ducks.

Primary fish found in Iowa are channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and walleye.

Major Rivers and Lakes

The four major rivers are the Missouri River, Mississippi River, Des Moines River, and the Big Sioux River. Their main tributaries include the Arkansas River, Ohio River, Cheyenne River, Kansas River, and the East Fork River.

The largest lake is Lake Red Rock. Other significant lakes include Rathbun Lake, Saylorville Lake, Big Spirit Lake, and West Okoboji Lake.

Lake Red Rock, the largest lake in Iowa, is located on the Des Moines River, about 41 miles southeast of the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The surface area of this lake is approximately 70,016 acres (109.4 square miles).

State and National Parks

Iowa has 83 state parks and 4 national parks.

National Parks:

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

  • State Summary
    Nickname The Hawkeye State
    Neighboring States Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota
    Regions Northwest Iowa Plains, Des Moines Lobe, Iowan Surface, Paleozoic Plateau, Missouri Alluvial Plain, Loess Hills, and Southern Iowa Drift Plain
    State Flower Prairie Rose
    State Bird American Goldfinch
    Big Game Whitetail deer
    Small Game Pheasants, quail, cottontail rabbits, turkey, and squirrels
    Freshwater Fish Catfish, crappie, walleye, bass, and trout
    Saltwater Fish N/A
    Hunting Information http://www.iowadnr.gov/hunting
    Total Acreage 35.7 million acres
    Total Public Land Acreage 2.8%
    Average Annual Rainfall 35 inches
    Farmland by Acreage 30.6 million acres
    Woodlands by Acreage 2.9 million acres
    Coastline N/A
    Conservation Program www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Wildlife-Landowner-Assistance/Conservation-Reserve-Program
    Primary Crops Corn and Soybeans
    Largest Lake Lake Red Rock
    Other Lakes Rathbun Lake, Saylorville Lake, and Big Spirit Lake
    Major Rivers Missouri River, Mississippi River, Des Moines River, and Big Sioux River
    Other Tributaries Arkansas River, Ohio River, Cheyenne River, Kansas River, and East Fork River

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