Newly-released Census data indicates Iowa’s population has increased — primarily due to new immigrants who’ve settled here.
The latest data shows almost 3,300 people moved out of Iowa in the past two years. But nearly three times as many people from a foreign country moved into the state. According to the Census Bureau, almost 9,300 “international migrants” moved into Iowa over the past two years.
The total number of Iowans has increased to 3,074,186. It’s the 23rd consecutive year that Iowa’s population has increased, although 35 other states had higher gains in population.