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Iowa City, Iowa is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Iowa City, Iowa


Iowa City Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Johnson County blank blank 130,882
Iowa City 59,738 62,220 67,862



Iowa City
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$212,891-2.6%
Jul $214,317 . .
Jun $216,472 . .
May $189,349 . .
Apr $187,391 . .
Mar $261,959 . .
Feb $252,143 . .
Jan $208,604 . .
2013 .$218,4725.7%
2012 .$206,6106.5%
2011 .$194,0871.4%
2010 . $191,421 -6.8%
2009 . $205,462 -1.1%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Iowa City GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $212,891 $354,000
Nearest Big City Cedar Rapids na
Home Sales Price in Cedar Rapids $156,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 110% of Cedar Rapids home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Iowa City GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $212,891 $354,000
Monthly Rent $1,182 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 12.1 times the annual rent 17.0



Iowa City
Cost of Living (2014)
86% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Iowa City Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.8% -- 25* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 99 days 34* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Iowa City Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 219
2012 232
2011 126
2010 153
2009 168



Iowa City Interactive Maps


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