1972 Presidential General Election Results - Iowa
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 706,207 57.61%8
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 496,206 40.48%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican Ind. 22,056 1.80%0
YOther (+) - - 1,475 0.12%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:2,913,808Enum.1980 Population Density:20.1persons/km2
1972 Population:2,860,506Est.1972 Population Density:19.8persons/km2
1970 Population:2,825,368Enum.1970 Population Density:19.5persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:8Electoral Vote Density:357,563persons/EV
Land Area (2000):144,701km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.3%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Iowa Secretary of State, State of Iowa Canvass of the Vote General Election November 7, 1972 (Des Moines: State of Iowa, 0)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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