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Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, Iowa is a town with a population of slightly more than 73,000. Young adults (15-24) should fit right in, as they make up an above-average 35% of the population, while middle-aged professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 33, is decidedly younger than most cities in Iowa, ranking as the sixth-youngest municipality in the state. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home despite an average rent of $1,045/month, substantially higher than the state average of $810.

With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Iowa City residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit is not used widely. A small percentage of residents (9%) commute to work on foot, though the number is well above the national average.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Iowa City, the most common four of which are education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Together, these industries account for 39% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. Iowa City workers earn an average annual income of just over $65,000, about the same as the average Iowa resident. Iowa City, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Iowa City has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 15% have a Bachelor's degree.

Average Rent in Iowa City

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Jan 20$1,199$1,139$755$595
Dec 191,0501,139730800
Nov 191,0501,139730800
Oct 191,0501,049730800
Sep 191,0501,049730800
Aug 197251,079780800
Jul 191,0991,079730995
Jun 191,0991,0797501,150
May 191,0991,0797191,295
Apr 191,0991,0797801,295
Mar 191,0991,0797801,530
Feb 191,079780995
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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