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Iowa 175th Anniversary of Statehood (1846): December 28, 2021

Press Release Number CB21-SFS.167

From the Guide to 2010 State and Local Census Geography – Iowa – History:

The United States acquired the area of Iowa from France in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Iowa Territory was organized on June 12, 1838, from part of Wisconsin Territory; it included all of present-day Iowa, the eastern part of North Dakota and South Dakota, and the western part of Minnesota. Iowa was admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846, as the 29th state with generally the same boundary as the present state. The remaining part of the territory was unattached until the organization of Minnesota Territory in 1849. Nebraska and Iowa have made periodic adjustments to their boundary as the Missouri River has changed its course.

Census data for Iowa are available beginning with the 1840 census. The 1840 population includes the portion of Iowa Territory in present-day Minnesota west of the Mississippi River and a line drawn from its source northward to the Canadian boundary.

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From QuickFacts: statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Annual Estimates of the Resident Population).

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

Note: Click on the image above to go to the BFS data page. To see the Iowa graphic, scroll down to Interactive Graphs, By State. Click on the icon for Monthly Business Applications by State (BA) and select Iowa in the upper right drop-down area.

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

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Source: Monthly State Retail Sales (Select Iowa)

Related Information

From Census Bureau History:

From the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program:

Note: The Iowa page is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image above to go to the State Facts for Students main page. Then use the drop down to select Iowa or click “IA” on the map to see the full page for Iowa.

Page Last Revised - December 23, 2021
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