State in the midwest, mostly farmland, but has a fantastic balance of rural, suberban, and highly populated areas. It is named after the Soux indian name meaning land between 2 rivers(missouri, Mississippi). Produces more corn and pork than any other state, and is not home to a bunch of hicks. in fact Iowa has the highest % of leteracy in the United states. statisticly its largest city, Des Moines, is in a perfect location for trade because it lies on interstate 35 and interstate 80, 2 of the buisiest highways in the US. however, because of Chicago's close proximity there isnt quite as many large factorys as there should be. Iowa is a beautiful state with hilly reigons in the east and hundreds of rivers and streams. The people are known for being friendly, usually hard working, and down to earth.

***to readers in the Northeast and california specificly***
No, just because someone lives in Iowa does not mean that they live on a farm. enough said. and another thing, stop mistaking Iowa for Idaho and Ohio. yes, they do sound the same but seriously, get it right its not that hard
1:Hey, where are you from?
1:Isn't that where the potatoes grow?
2:No ,thats Idaho
1:So what are you a farmer?
2No, i live in Des Moines
1:Oh, how many people live there, 15,000?
by El Fiestador December 22, 2010
What the hell is this
I - Idiots

O - Out

W - Wondering

A - Around
We're the smartest state in the U.S!
For Christ's sake, stop your bitching about our "terrible driving" and go to New York, give me a review about their shitty driving.

God damn, Iowa has some of the nicest people, and there isn't corn EVERY WHERE.
To be honest, there isn't even as much corn as you think there would be, there are more cities than corn.

Plus, if you hate Iowa then promise me you'll never eat corn and or barilla noodles again.
So, all you more suberban suburban states can suck it because Iowa is the shit!
Person 1: Dude, you live in Iowa?! You might as well just live in a corn field. HAH, are you a farmer?!
Person 2: No, actually i'm a physicist for Iowa State University, one of the best colleges in the world.

Person 2: No.. it was a mansion in the suburbs of Des Moines
Person 1: GO EAT CORN! :(

Person 2: Okay, I will. And I'll rub it in your face cause Iowans have some DAMN FINE CORN!
by Angry Iowan. <__<' October 16, 2011
A state full of beauty and 3 million of the nicest people in the universe. Also a pioneer in education, with the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and ACT being based in Iowa City. Is home to a ton of natural beauty: Ledgers State Park near Boone, the Des Moines, Missouri, and Mississippi Rivers, as well as numerous forests and woods. Tends to be judged by people who have never visited it.
Iowan: How do you do good sir? Would you like some ice cream from the largest ice cream factory in the world, which just so happens to be in LeMars, Iowa?
Unenlightened one: GO FUCK YOUR SISTER.
by notafarmer February 19, 2011
An ok place to live...ITS NOT ALL CORN!!!!! And Davenport has construction on the streets 24-7!!!
Hell the Used came to Davenport Iowa!... and it was awesome!!!
by HPIU October 03, 2009
A state, just like any other. It has idiots, stuck up snobs, bad drivers, and nice people. Don't be fooled by the corn when you are flying over. We have a lot of large cities, and a lot of farms. We happen to have had Ashton Kutcher, and Elijah Woods. That's about it. If you were born in Iowa, you will probably stay here, unless you're lucky.
Non-Iowan: How many pigs do you have?
Iowan: Zero, I actually don't live anywhere near a farm.
Non-Iowan: Lol, do you even have a tv?
Iowan: Yes, I do. I have an iphone too. Do you have a brain?
Non-Iowan: LOL. A what?
by Thatonegirlidk July 05, 2013
A state that is a major breadbasket of the United States, with lots of farming and agriculture (even though "farming" and "agriculture" are the same). Also home of the greatest band ever: SLIPKNOT!!! Stay (sic) Maggots!
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.
by MetalHead16 August 25, 2010
The State of Iowa: where our newly elected Governor made his first legislative priority raising the tax on cigarettes by about 278%. Studies indicate that people with low income are twice as likely to smoke than others. A few days later, he signed a bill into law capping car title loan interest at 21% and said that companies who had charged low income folks 300% interest were predators, preying on vulnerable Iowans.
I stay in Iowa mostly because of the weather, I love those two nice months every year.
by Field Mouse March 28, 2007

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