The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In Iowa For 2022

If you can’t score in these Iowa cities, something is seriously wrong with you.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the easiest cities to get laid in Iowa.

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There are a number of party hot spots in Iowa.

For example, Dubuque, Iowa has been called one of the biggest party towns in the nation. And you can see why. It has a large number of college kids, a very young population, and frankly, there's a huge bar scene.

But is it the best city to score in? The purpose of this post is to use science and data to determine which places are the easiest you could possibly go in Iowa if you wanted to hook up with someone.

After analyzing 36 of the state's most populous areas (over 10,000 people), we came up with this list as the 10 easiest places to get laid in the state of Iowa:

Are you trying to find love in Iowa?

You might be thinking, "Fairfield?!" Why haven't I gone there before?

Well if you live in Fairfield, you're probably already aware of the pure excitement level, based on the criteria we list below. And if you're not already regularly hooking up there…well, then there's nothing we can do about that.

That's your own personal problem.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how the places near you fared. We've got the complete list of the most populous cities below so you know where to go and where to avoid on your next road trip.

The hardest place to get lucky in Iowa, according to science? That would be Grimes. More on that later.

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The 10 Easiest Places To Get Laid In Iowa For 2022

Fairfield, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 78.1
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 10,327
Bars: 3
Colleges: 1
More on Fairfield:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Dubuque, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 68.9
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 58,052
Bars: 4
Colleges: 5
More on Dubuque:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Storm Lake, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 67.0
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population: 10,508
Bars: 1
Colleges: 1
More on Storm Lake:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Davenport, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 61.6
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Population: 102,199
Bars: 8
Colleges: 3
More on Davenport:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Des Moines, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 59.7
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Population: 215,408
Bars: 29
Colleges: 5
More on Des Moines:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Ames, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 58.4
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 66,361
Bars: 4
Colleges: 1
More on Ames:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Cedar Rapids, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 57.8
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Population: 133,125
Bars: 4
Colleges: 4
More on Cedar Rapids:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Council Bluffs, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 57.6
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Population: 62,376
Bars: 8
Colleges: 1
More on Council Bluffs:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Fort Dodge, IA

Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 57.0
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Population: 24,168
Bars: 1
Colleges: 1
More on Fort Dodge:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Oskaloosa, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 54.9
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Population: 11,727
Bars: 3
Colleges: 1
More on Oskaloosa:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How do you decide if a place in the Hawkeye State is easy to get lucky in?

In order to rank the chances where you're most likely to get laid in Iowa, we had to determine what criteria helps people hook up. It isn't a stretch to assume that people will get frisky where there are plenty of young singles, areas where people aren't married and with kids, and in areas with high lots of adult things to do.

So we found databases across the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers for getting laid

We know we are answering a bar topic with this one, but we still try to be scientific about it. With that in mind we used the most recent 2016-2020 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Iowa. And we paired it up with data from OpenStreetMap contributors, ODbL 1.0 and colleges from IPEDS.

Can't really get any better data than that.

We paid particular attention to:

  • Population density
  • % of population that's female (More females than males)
  • % of unmarried people in each city
  • % of households with kids in each city
  • Colleges per capita
  • Bars per capita

We then gave each city a "Chance To Get Laid Score".

The higher the score, the better the city is for getting lucky. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For Iowa, that meant a total of 36 cities.

Read on to see why Fairfield is party central.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Getting Some in Iowa for 2022

If you're looking at cities in Iowa where it's easy to get laid because the population is young, single and ready to party, this is an accurate list.

Who ever said science is a bore?

If you're also curious enough, here are the hardest places to get laid in Iowa, according to science:

  1. Grimes
  2. Norwalk
  3. Waukee

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Getting Laid In Iowa For 2022

Rank City Population Bars
1 Fairfield, IA 10,327 3
2 Dubuque, IA 58,052 4
3 Storm Lake, IA 10,508 1
4 Davenport, IA 102,199 8
5 Des Moines, IA 215,408 29
6 Ames, IA 66,361 4
7 Cedar Rapids, IA 133,125 4
8 Council Bluffs, IA 62,376 8
9 Fort Dodge, IA 24,168 1
10 Oskaloosa, IA 11,727 3
11 Waverly, IA 10,172 1
12 Indianola, IA 15,921 1
13 Ottumwa, IA 24,505 1
14 Pella, IA 10,279 1
15 Waterloo, IA 67,671 1
16 Marshalltown, IA 26,957 1
17 Burlington, IA 24,858 1
18 Keokuk, IA 10,225 1
19 Bettendorf, IA 36,214 1
20 Clinton, IA 25,290 2
21 North Liberty, IA 19,159 1
22 Coralville, IA 21,630 2
23 West Des Moines, IA 66,724 17
24 Spencer, IA 11,038 2
25 Ankeny, IA 64,744 8
26 Clive, IA 17,246 15
27 Altoona, IA 18,917 2
28 Muscatine, IA 23,661 2
29 Fort Madison, IA 10,407 1
30 Newton, IA 15,160 1
31 Boone, IA 12,470 1
32 Le Mars, IA 10,012 1
33 Johnston, IA 22,077 2
34 Waukee, IA 22,598 4
35 Norwalk, IA 11,467 1
36 Grimes, IA 13,746 2

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