A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: IOWA

IOWA

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...

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