The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In Iowa For 2023

We used Saturday Night Science to determine the cities in Iowa where you can get down.

There are a number of party hot spots in Iowa.

For example, Storm Lake, Iowa has been called one of the biggest party towns in the nation. And you can see why. It has many 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 Saturday Night Science and data to determine which places are the easiest you could 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 ten easiest places to get laid in the state of Iowa.

Don’t freak out.

You might be thinking, “Dubuque?!” Why haven’t I gone there before?

Well if you live in Dubuque, 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.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how the places in Iowa 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.

For more Iowa reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Easiest Places To Get Laid In Iowa For 2023

Dubuque, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Dirk | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 73.1
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Population: 59,379
Bars: 7
Colleges: 5
More on Dubuque:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Storm Lake, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Scott A. Miller | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 64.8
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Population: 11,166
Bars: 4
Colleges: 1
More on Storm Lake:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Davenport, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Ctjf83 | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 64.8
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Population: 101,725
Bars: 11
Colleges: 3
More on Davenport:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Des Moines, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 64.3
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population: 213,545
Bars: 32
Colleges: 5
More on Des Moines:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Fort Dodge, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Bill Whittaker (talk) | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 62.4
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Population: 24,826
Bars: 4
Colleges: 1
More on Fort Dodge:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Ames, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 60.4
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 65,522
Bars: 7
Colleges: 1
More on Ames:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Council Bluffs, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Jared Winkler | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 59.9
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Population: 62,617
Bars: 11
Colleges: 1
More on Council Bluffs:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Waverly, IA

Source: Wikipedia User Billwhittaker (talk) | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 56.6
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Population: 10,278
Bars: 4
Colleges: 1
More on Waverly:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Oskaloosa, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 55.5
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Population: 11,552
Bars: 6
Colleges: 1
More on Oskaloosa:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Cedar Rapids, IA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Get Laid Score: 54.9
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Population: 136,512
Bars: 7
Colleges: 4
More on Cedar Rapids:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we crunched the numbers for getting laid in the Hawkeye State

We know we are answering a bar topic with this one, but that’s exactly why we use Saturday Night Science.

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

With that in mind, we used the most recent 2017-2021 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 over 10,000 people. For Iowa, that meant a total of 36 cities.

This article is based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023, and it’s our tenth time ranking the easiest cities to get laid in Iowa.

There You Have It – The Best Cities for Getting Some in Iowa for 2023

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. Newton

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Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Getting Laid In Iowa For 2023

Rank City Population Bars
1 Dubuque, IA 59,379 7
2 Storm Lake, IA 11,166 4
3 Davenport, IA 101,725 11
4 Des Moines, IA 213,545 32
5 Fort Dodge, IA 24,826 4
6 Ames, IA 65,522 7
7 Council Bluffs, IA 62,617 11
8 Waverly, IA 10,278 4
9 Oskaloosa, IA 11,552 6
10 Cedar Rapids, IA 136,512 7
11 Ottumwa, IA 25,379 4
12 Carroll, IA 10,261 4
13 Waterloo, IA 67,695 4
14 Burlington, IA 24,160 4
15 Marshalltown, IA 27,570 4
16 Indianola, IA 15,544 4
17 Coralville, IA 22,226 5
18 Pella, IA 10,414 4
19 Bettendorf, IA 38,631 4
20 Ankeny, IA 66,346 11
21 West Des Moines, IA 67,640 20
22 Clinton, IA 24,651 5
23 Spencer, IA 11,292 5
24 North Liberty, IA 19,976 4
25 Clive, IA 18,323 18
26 Muscatine, IA 23,759 5
27 Fort Madison, IA 10,340 4
28 Altoona, IA 19,345 5
29 Boone, IA 12,509 4
30 Le Mars, IA 10,462 4
31 Pleasant Hill, IA 10,203 4
32 Waukee, IA 23,441 7
33 Johnston, IA 23,418 5
34 Newton, IA 15,688 4
35 Norwalk, IA 12,592 4
36 Grimes, IA 14,842 5
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

One thought on “The 10 Easiest Cities To Get Laid In Iowa For 2023

  1. lmao Dubuque?!?! I’d rather go to Iowa City/ Quad Cities/ C.R./ Des Moines – They got this #1 wrong! Nothing against it just a tiny little town w/ a few colleges, I had fun there no doubt about it!! Just not taking the gold for me 😉 $alute!

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