Iowa City

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Iowa City is a city of just over 60,000 people in Eastern Iowa. It is primarily known as the home of the University of Iowa.

Iowa City was the first capital of the state of Iowa, before the capital was moved westward to Des Moines. Considered a college town, many jobs are associated with the university and its teaching hospital. Other large employers include educational service companies ACT and Pearson. It is widely recognized as one of the most educated cities in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa City has a population of about 68,000 (2010). The university has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. As such, the university has a strong impact on the culture of Iowa City and impacts the community from a variety of sources, including the hospital and various university teams and programs. Also influential in the community is the university's Writer's Workshop, which caused Iowa City to be named the third UNESCO City of Literature, so far the only such city in North America. Coralville is an adjacent community located to the west of Iowa City, and its largest suburb, with a population of over 18,000.

United States
North America
74,000 people
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
29 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
High Ground Cafe
Cashless society:
Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
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Fire department:


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