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View Poll Results: Which is your top Iowa city of the Top 5 Largest Iowa Cities?
Des Moines 106 50.24%
Sioux City 19 9.00%
Cedar Rapids 31 14.69%
Davenport 44 20.85%
Waterloo 11 5.21%
Voters: 211. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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the last time I was in Iowa, a recounting of the black population could be done on the hand of a sloth. ( a sloth has 3 fingers, sometimes two which would be good in case one resident moved or died)
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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the last time I was in Iowa, a recounting of the black population could be done on the hand of a sloth. ( a sloth has 3 fingers, sometimes two which would be good in case one resident moved or died)
You must be pretty old. I graduated from Davenport Central in '73. The school population was about 2,200 then. The school was 28 percent minority. Some asians and Hispanics, but predominatly black.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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younger then you, but a very limited view from my Iowan experience. Cushing, Correctionville, Holstein, and Battle Creek. Not only was everyone caucasian, but 80% were over 80. In-fact, I think may have been the only one with a tan, much less a actual minority.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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So you're judging the entire state by 4 cities under 1500 people in the most conservative area of the state? I'm pretty sure you could do that to every state except Hawaii and conclude there are no minorities anywhere in the US...
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm not judging anything. I love Iowa. I have no idea what the rest of the state is like as far as minorities go. I don't care . I was just a light hearted post. A quick google search will tell you that Iowa ranks 5th or 6th in percentage of people who are caucasian, with about 93% being white. There's nothing good or bad about that-it just is what it is. Iowa is a great state , don't be so defensive.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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Arrow Nice City in Iowa (Cedar Rapids)

I like to suggest to 5 largest cities in Iowa, my order would be 1) Cedar Rapids, 2) Des Moines 3) Iowa City 4) Davenport 5) Waterloo.

But i most recommended city is cedar rapids, Iowa because shopping, dining, attractions and other points around town.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Go for it

Cheears~
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids is coming along pretty nicely with all the new building going on downtown and opening of businesses/restaurants/indoor-outdoor farmer's market, revitalization of Czech village, new outdoor amphitheater, etc., since the flood of 2008. It still has a ways to go, but it's certainly getting there. I attribute a lot of that to our recent city manager who used to be West Des Moines' city manager during the years they underwent their growth spurt.

Iowa City is unique in its own right and is also undergoing phenomenal building right now.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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I like to suggest to 5 largest cities in Iowa, my order would be 1) Cedar Rapids, 2) Des Moines 3) Iowa City 4) Davenport 5) Waterloo.

But i most recommended city is cedar rapids, Iowa because shopping, dining, attractions and other points around town.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Go for it

Cheears~
Love seeing pride in one's community but would like to challenge you (and allow you to better make your case) on wny you rank Cedar Rapids ahead of Des Moines. I think there are some real advantages (proximity to Chicago or U of I) but I'm fairly confident that in a head-to-head comparison on the reasons your listed (shopping, dining, attractions), Des Moines would tend to have a clear advantage. Maybe it is the "points around town"?

I've only driven through Cedar Rapids, so this isn't a critism at all but rather a chance to educate me (and others) on why put Cedar Rapids in your #1 slot.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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^^^^

You know that person is uninformed, obviously Des Moines offers more than Cedar Rapids. Do you really need to brag about Des Moines every chance you can get?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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^^^^

You know that person is uninformed, obviously Des Moines offers more than Cedar Rapids. Do you really need to brag about Des Moines every chance you can get?
Only you could intreprete it that way.

No, this is his/her chance to brag about Cedar Rapids. As I said, I've never been (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) so I'd like to hear more.

You, on the otherhand, should go to whatever city forum is now related to where you now live since you can't seem to relate to the simpliest concepts discussed here (without turning them upside down).
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