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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 520 acre property is truly a rare find. properties of this size and caliber are nearly impossible to find on the market. In addition to the size, this property has everything needed to grow and hold the huge mature bucks that have made Iowa...
520± Acres
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$3,094,000
Van Buren County, IA
This 62 acre, m/l, property is located less than a half mile from Lake Sugema. The 574-acre lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie and channel catfish. Facilities at the lake include parking lots, boat ramps, fishi...
62± Acres
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$399,000
Davis County, IA
This 39 acres m/l is located along the east side of Highway 63 between Bloomfield and Ottumwa. There is a nice, large 3 acre pond offering great fishing and plenty of incredible building sites. Currently there are 19 acres in crop production and 10 a...
39± Acres
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$331,500
Monroe County, IA
Don't miss out on the opportunity to be the new owner of this beautiful home, in a quiet Albia neighborhood! The front entrance takes you into a spacious living room, right off of an open concept kitchen/dining room with beautiful hardwood floors. Th...
0.28± Acres
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$319,000
Van Buren County, IA
You can now own the beautiful red brick home that sits at the bottom of the hill of the best view in Van Buren County, Iowa. Travel along Iowa's "Historic Hills Scenic By-way" to see this beauty located in Van Buren County, IA. This 1851 two story...
1± Acres
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$265,000
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Monroe County, IA
3 bd/1 ba home for sale in Albia, IA! This cozy home has many updated amenities and is move in ready! The living room has large windows to let in natural light, and a large portion of the home has new carpet. The galley kitchen has been recently remo...
0.23± Acres
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$218,500
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Ringgold County, IA
Income, investment, and recreation all rolled into one in this affordable, smaller Southern Iowa parcel. 20 m/l acres with 15.27 acres in CRP consisting of 13.03 acres expiring in 2027 and balance expiring in 2028. CRP income is $3,198.00 annually. S...
20± Acres
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$190,000
Van Buren County, IA
Check out this move-in ready 3 bedroom 2 bath Ranch with an oversized 2-car detached garage sitting on a nice lot in Keosauqua, IA, part of the Villages of Van Buren County. Living room, dining area and remodeled kitchen with quartz counter tops an...
0.5± Acres
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$179,900
Van Buren County, IA
Very nice 3 bedroom, 3 bath home for sale in Keosauqua, part of the Villages of Van Buren County, IA. The breezeway leads to the 2-car garage, the kitchen and the back yard patio. There is a large master bedroom with en-suite bath plus 2 othe...
0.5± Acres
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$179,500
Van Buren County, IA
2-Story home for sale in Keosauqua, IA. This 3 bedroom home has beautiful wood floors, built-ins and trim along with 2 sets of French doors leading to the two amazing sunrooms. Nice downtown location. New roof and siding are a nice attraction. ...
0.5± Acres
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$98,500
Van Buren County, IA
Check out this nice 2 story home located on a large corner lot in Stockport, IA. The 3 bedroom home features some beautiful, original woodwork and built-ins. Sit and enjoy the covered front porch or the nice deck in the rear. Large older barn/shed on...
0.5± Acres
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$90,000
Appanoose County, IA
7.26 acres for sale in Appanoose County, IA.  This would make a great home site or commercial building location, with a beautiful view and access to the 4 acre stocked pond.  Just off highway 5, south of Moravia, this location offers hard s...
7.26± Acres
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$59,900
Van Buren County, IA
This 2 bd/1 ba home in Milton, IA would be a great property for someone wanting to add to their investment portfolio or a first time home buyer! With a little TLC this home has great potential! Many large windows throughout provide a generous amount ...
0.57± Acres
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$44,900
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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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