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Census figures released for Iowa; Mason City population down 3.7%

The census bureau has released Iowa’s 2010 figures.

Cerro Gordo county lost 2,296 residents since 2000. It’s 2010 population is listed as 44,151, ranked 13th in the state.

Mason City lost 1,093 people since 2000. The city went from 29,172 in 2000 to 28,079 in 2010 for loss of 3.7%. Mason City is now the 16th largest city in Iowa, down from 13th in 2000.

The biggest gainer on the list appeared to be Ankeny, which gained 18,465 residents since 2000. Des Moines remained the state’s largest city at 203,433 residents.

Data for Iowa show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Des Moines, 203,433; Cedar Rapids, 126,326; Davenport, 99,685; Sioux City, 82,684; and Waterloo, 68,406. Des Moines grew by 2.4 percent since the 2000 Census. Cedar Rapids grew by 4.6 percent, Davenport grew by 1.3 percent, Sioux City decreased by 2.7 percent and Waterloo decreased by 0.5 percent.

The largest county is Polk with a population of 430,640. Its population grew by 15.0 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Linn, with a population of 211,226 (increase of 10.2 percent); Scott, 165,224 (increase of 4.1 percent); Black Hawk, 131,090 (increase of 2.4 percent); and Johnson, 130,882 (increase of 17.9 percent).|

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