Iowa vs Mexico (Statistical Comparison)

Iowa is a state in the United States of America located in the Midwestern region of the country, whereas Mexico is a country in the Southern Portion of North America. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Iowa and Mexico regarding various aspects.


Is Iowa bigger than Mexico?

The total area of Iowa is 55,857.1 sq mi, and the total area of Mexico is 761,610 sq mi. Iowa is smaller than Mexico by 705,752.9 sq mi. Iowa is around 13.64 times smaller than Mexico.

Area of Iowa: 55,857.1 sq mi ( 144,669.2 km2 )

Area of Iowa compared to Mexico

Area of Mexico:  761,610 sq mi ( 1,972,550 km2 )

Area of Mexico compared to Iowa


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of Iowa as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 3,193,079.

Population of Iowa compared to Mexico

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Mexico as of 2020, was estimated to be around 128,932,753.

Population of Mexico compared to Iowa

Here is some more data comparison between Iowa and Mexico.

The capital of Iowa is Des Moines, and the capital city of Mexico is Mexico City.

Official Languages

Iowa: English
Mexico: None at Federal Level


Iowa: Iowan
Mexico: Mexican

ISO 3166 Code

Iowa: US-IA
Mexico: MX

Human Development Index

HDI of Iowa as of 2019: 0.935
HDI of Mexico as of 2019: 0.779

Iowa Time Zone: 

UTC − 6 (Central Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC − 5 (Central Daylight Time)

Mexico Time Zone: 

UTC -8 to -5 (Time in Mexico)

Summer (DST): 
UTC – 7 to – 5

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Iowa:
42° 4′ 30.36″ N, 93° 29′ 45.6″ W

Coordinates of Mexico:
23° 0′ 0″ N102° 0′ 0″ W

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