Population (1994): 2,829,000 (up 1.9% from 1990), 1.1% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 2,112,000; 1994 turnout, 47%
Median age: 34 years
Median household income: $33,079 ($815 above U.S. median)
Unemployment: 3.3% (2.3% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 43% Bush (R): 37% Perot (I): 19%
Congressional delegation: One Democrat, six Republicans
The celebration of Iowa's 150th year as a state has been made sweeter by an economic recovery that has given it one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. After its 1980s slump, Iowa lost one of its congressional seats--the five it...