The land area of Iowa was 55,857 in 2017.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Iowa

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    Iowa Tax Credit Claims

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-07-09T14:22:34.000Z

    The data includes information on tax credit claims in Iowa reported on the IA 148 Tax Credits Schedule. The tax credits were claimed against the individual income, corporate income, franchise, and insurance premiums tax types. The IA 148 was introduced in tax year 2006. The most recent tax year with complete and verified data is 2012. There were over 30 tax credit types that could be claimed on the IA 148 in tax years 2006 through 2012. Some credits are awarded, the year of the award is included when available, while others require no award. Tax credits are nonrefundable or refundable. If a nonrefundable tax credit amount exceeds tax liability, the amount applied will be limited to tax liability and the balance of the credit either expires or becomes carry forward for the next tax year. Refundable tax credits can be claimed for the full amount regardless of tax liability. Because taxpayers can file amended returns, the tax credit claim data are subject to change. For individual income taxpayers, data on the county of residence and the adjusted gross income of the taxpayer are included.

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    Iowa Perpetual Care Cemeteries

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-07-09T13:29:03.000Z

    According to Iowa law, a “Perpetual Care Cemetery” is a cemetery which has established an irrevocable trust fund for the maintenance, repair, and care of all interment spaces, features, buildings, roadways, parking lots, water supply, and other existing cemetery structures. All new cemeteries that were organized or that commenced business in Iowa on or after July 1, 2005, must operate as a perpetual care cemetery. Cemeteries that were organized before that date may or may not be perpetual care cemeteries. This dataset provides a list of perpetual care cemeteries registered with the Iowa Insurance Division.

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    Math And Reading Proficiency in Iowa by School Year, Public School District and Grade Level

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-10-31T14:23:35.000Z

    Dataset contains information on Iowa public school districts' academic progress of their students in reading and math annually starting with school year ending in 2003. All public schools and districts report annually to the Iowa Department of Education through Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). All AYP determinations are made annually using reading and math student assessment data. Proficiency is based on a standard score scale. More information can be found at: http://itp.education.uiowa.edu/ia/AYPInformation.aspx.

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    Insurance Producers Licensed in Iowa

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-06T14:40:14.000Z

    The Iowa Insurance Division is responsible for issuing licenses or authority for many types of regulated individuals dealing with insurance related products. Individuals interested in becoming either a resident or non-resident insurance producer licensed in the state of Iowa need to apply through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) online system. Those wishing to become a resident insurance producer licensed in the state of Iowa must successfully pass the appropriate Iowa producer licensing exam for that specific line of authority. To add additional lines of authority, a resident or non-resident insurance producer licensed in the state of Iowa need to apply through the NIPR online system. Resident insurance producers wishing to add a line of authority must successfully pass the appropriate Iowa producer licensing exam for that specific line of authority. This dataset provides a listing of resident and non-resident insurance producers licensed to sell to Iowans.

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    Insurance Producer Business Entities Licensed in Iowa

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-26T14:36:48.000Z

    All individual insurance producers conducting business in Iowa must be licensed. Business entities, such as corporations, associations, partnerships, limited liabilities companies, limited liability partnerships, or other legal entities may choose to become licensed by completing an application and paying the license fee through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), following the requirements in Iowa Administrative Code rule 191.10.18. This dataset contains a listing of producer business entities licensed in Iowa

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    Companies Self-Insured for Workers' Compensation in Iowa

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-26T14:58:03.000Z

    Companies Self-Insured for Workers' Compensation in the State of Iowa pursuant to Section 87.11, Code of Iowa

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    Iowa Liquor Sales

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-12-01T23:02:16.000Z

    This dataset contains the spirits purchase information of Iowa Class “E” liquor licensees by product and date of purchase from January 1, 2012 to current. The dataset can be used to analyze total spirits sales in Iowa of individual products at the store level. Class E liquor license, for grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, etc., allows commercial establishments to sell liquor for off-premises consumption in original unopened containers.

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    Motor Vehicle Service Contract Companies Licensed in Iowa

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-08-28T21:50:50.000Z

    A motor vehicle service contract company agrees to provide repair, replacement, or expense reimbursements when a motor vehicle has an operational or structure failure due to a defect in materials, skill of work, or normal wear and tear. The motor vehicle service contract company that issues the motor vehicle service contract and is obligated to arrange for the performance of services must be licensed with the Iowa Insurance Division. This dataset provides a list of motor vehicle service contract companies that are licensed with the Iowa Insurance Division.

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    Iowa Fleet Summary By Year, County And Vehicle Type

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-25T14:24:36.000Z

    The dataset provides vehicle (both motor vehicle and trailer) registration numbers and annual fees in Iowa by year, county and vehicle types. Vehicle types include: Automobile, Bus, Moped, Motor Home - A, Motor Home - B, Motor Home - C, Motorcycle, Multi-purpose, Regular Trailer, Semi Trailer, Small Regular Trailer, Small Semi Trailer, Truck Tractor, Travel Trailer, Truck, Truck - Business Trade, and Truck - Weight and List.

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    Purchasing Groups

    mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2019-11-26T15:58:38.000Z

    Purchasing groups purchase liability insurance on a group basis and only for its group members to cover their related liability exposure and is comprised of members whose activities are similar with respect to the liability to which its members are exposed.