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Rural Iowa At a Glance - 2016 Edition

Iowa At a Glance - 2016

This bulletin summarizes current demographic, economic, and social trends in rural Iowa from 2005 to 2015; and is modeled after the USDA’s Rural America at a Glance... MORE

 

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

Offenders' deadly thoughts may hold answer to reducing crime, according to new research.

Dr. Molly Sween

It’s a figure of speech many of us have likely said during an argument or frustrating situation without really meaning. For a small percentage of the population though, the phrase, “I could kill you,” is not so meaningless, according to new Iowa State University research...MORE