New York is about 1.2 times smaller than Iowa.

Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while New York is approximately 122,283 sq km, making New York 84.51% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (16.3 million more people live in New York).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. New York uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more.

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