Population: 3,046,355 (2010 census)
Land Area: 55,869 square miles
Statehood: December 28, 1846 (29th state to enter the Union)
Nickname: The Hawkeye State
State Motto: Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.
State bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State tree: Oak
State flower: Wild rose
State rock: Geode
State capital: Des Moines
The highest point in Iowa can be found atop Ocheyedan Mound (1670 ft).
Keokuk is the state’s lowest elevation point (480 ft.).
Governor: Terry E Branstad
Lt. Governor: Kim Reynolds