An article appeared today the Des Moines Register discussing Iowa’s population slide. In fact,
"About 35,000 more people left the state between 2000 and 2004 than moved here from elsewhere in the United States. Immigrants from other countries are keeping state population relatively stable, other census figures show."
I believe that this trend will reverse over the next 10 years as Des Moines and other cities across the state continue to attract high tech business, venture capitalists, and a truly hot "start-up climate". The Ethanol Boom will transform Iowa and possibly stretch the burbs well beyond today’s boundaries.