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How Iowa's Midsize Cities have been left behind

Dr. Lois Wright Morton

If you live in one of Iowa's "micropolitan" cities, chances are your community is doing worse than small towns and big cities, according to new data.

Read more at the Des Moines Register

 

Small Towns Project
99 Communities in Iowa

Researchers at Iowa State University secured funding in 1994, 2004, and 2014 to study the condition of Iowa small towns.  In each of those years, residents of 99 towns were surveyed to learn about their assessment of local services and amenities, social conditions, and perceptions of local quality of life. LEARN MORE

Co-Sleeping: New book by Dr. Susan Stewart, professor of sociology