About Iowa



Welcome to the town of Iowa, Louisiana!! This is the official website for the Town of Iowa, where we provide each visitor with the information needed to learn about our community and enjoy what makes Iowa special. Whether it’s government news, schools, shopping, eating or just relaxing in the park, you can find information here.

Iowa, a sleepy little town in Southwest Louisiana, provides the security and charm of the rural atmosphere people dream of moving to and retiring in. A town of 2,996 people, Iowa is located in Calcasieu Parish at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Hwy 383. This US crossroad provides travelers access to routes north and south, as well as east and west. Our Southwest Louisiana town is located between the cities of Lake Charles and Lafayette and is only 50 miles from the fun and sun of the Gulf of Mexico. Iowa is surrounded by lakes and refuges for year-round hunting and fishing opportunities!

The colorful history of this region is filled with stories of the early Midwestern settlers from Iowa, Kansas and Illinois, to the French Canadians (Cajuns), to Jean Lafitte’s pirates along the Old Spanish Trail. The railroad that cut through this country brought settlers who were lured to the prairie land for rice farming, cattle raising and later, oil fields. Today, oil continues to be a vital part of our economy, as is farming and cattle.

The Town of Iowa welcomes you to visit, play, shop and MORE. Like the old saying goes, “Make new friends!” And our town always welcomes visitors and new members to our community while working to keep a happy, rural feeling for our residents. IOWA!!