State size comparison
Iowa is around the same size as North Carolina.
North Carolina is approximately 126,161 sq km, while Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, making Iowa 15% larger than North Carolina. Meanwhile, the population of North Carolina is ~9.5 million people (6.5 million fewer people live in Iowa).
This to-scale comparison of North Carolina vs. Iowa uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.