State size comparison
Pennsylvania is about 1.2 times smaller than Iowa.
Iowa is approximately 144,701 sq km, while Pennsylvania is approximately 116,075 sq km, making Pennsylvania 80.22% the size of Iowa. Meanwhile, the population of Iowa is ~3.0 million people (9.7 million more people live in Pennsylvania).
This to-scale comparison of Iowa vs. Pennsylvania uses the Mercator projection, which distorts the size of regions near the poles. Learn more. Note: Try dragging the outline to reposition.