State size comparison
Iowa is about 6 times bigger than Maryland.
Maryland is approximately 25,314 sq km, while Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, making Iowa 472% larger than Maryland. Meanwhile, the population of Maryland is ~5.8 million people (2.7 million fewer people live in Iowa).
This to-scale comparison of Maryland vs. Iowa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.