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The state of Iowa is situated in the Midwest region of the United States. It is the 26th largest state and covers a total area of 56,271.55 square miles. Iowa is the 29th state of the United States and is comprised of 99 counties. Iowa ranks 30th in terms of population and has more than 2,966,330 residents. Des Moines is the largest city and is also the capital of Iowa.
According to Census data, 14.7% of the population is above the age of 65. Women comprise 50.8% of the state’s population. More than 85% of the people above the age of 25 have earned a high school diploma and over 21% have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree.
The corn-fed hogs and cattle of Iowa are nationally renowned. Agriculture is also a chief industry that significantly contributes to the economy of the state. In 1997, Iowa was the leader in the production of soybeans, corn, hogs, and pigs. It also ranked among the top ten states for raising cattle. Agriculture also benefits the food processing industries in the state. Sioux City and Cedar Rapids have many factories which process farm products. The other manufacturers in the state include nonelectrical machinery, electronic equipment, tires, appliances, farm machinery, and chemicals. The major sectors in Des Moines include finance, communications, and insurance industries.
According to January 2009 data, the civilian workforce in Iowa was about 1,672.7 thousand people of which 4.8% were then unemployed. The chief sectors of Iowa's non-farm labor market comprise Manufacturing (14.5%), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (20.6%), Professional and Business Services (7.5%), Leisure and Hospitality (8.9%), Education (13.8%) and Government (16.7%).
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