State size comparison
Iowa is about 1.9 times bigger than South Carolina.
South Carolina is approximately 77,983 sq km, while Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, making Iowa 86% larger than South Carolina. Meanwhile, the population of South Carolina is ~4.6 million people (1.6 million fewer people live in Iowa).
This to-scale comparison of South 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.