The State of Iowa is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. It is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the Union on December 28, 1846. The state is named for the Ioway people, a Siouan tribe of Native Americans that formerly lived there. It is officially known as the "Hawkeye State" and unofficially known as the "Tall Corn State".
As of 2007, Iowa has an estimated population of 2,988,046, which is an
increase of 15,480, or 0.5%, from the prior year and an increase of
61,722 or 2.1%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase
since the last census of 53,706 people (that is 197,163 births minus
143,457 deaths) and a decrease due to net migration of 11,754 people out
of the state.
Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a
net increase of 29,386 people, while migration within the country
produced a net loss of 41,140 people. 6.1% of Iowa's population were
reported as under the age of five, 22.6% under 18, and 14.7% were 65 or
older. Males made up approximately 49.2% of the population. The center
of population of Iowa is located in Marshall County, in the city of