Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
62 Ankeny 40,600
80 Bettendorf 32,400
42 Urbandale 38,100
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Altoona 13,900
  Cedar Falls 37,600
  Cedar Rapids 126,400
  Clinton 26,600
  Clive 14,500
  Coralville 18,300
  Davenport 99,000
  Des Moines 197,000
  Fairfield 9,200
  Fort Madison 10,900
  Grinnell 9,200
  Johnston 15,300
  Marshalltown 25,800
  Mount Pleasant 8,800
  Muscatine 22,400
  North Liberty 11,000
  Storm Lake 9,700
From the August 2009 issue
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