Iowa's Shrinking Rural Population

Iowa's population has grown 8% since 1970, but its growth is largely concentrated in urban areas, while rural areas have suffered declines. The loss was most notable during the 1980s farm crisis, when Iowa lost 5% of its population.

  • 1970 - 1980
  • 1980 - 1990
  • 1990 - 2000
  • 2000 - 2010