What Time Is It In Iowa City?

What is the current time in Iowa City, Iowa

The current time in Iowa City, Iowa is

6:14 PM

The date is June 04, 2023

Quick facts

  • Iowa City is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Iowa City's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Iowa City, Iowa In?

Iowa City is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 7:14 PM 6:14 PM 4:14 PM 4:14 PM
24-hour time 19:14 18:14 16:14 16:14
Military time 1914 1814 1614 1614

Iowa City's Farmers Market is a popular attraction in both the spring and fall, while the Iowa Arts Festival and Iowa City Jazz Festival draw crowds in the spring and summer. The biggest draw is the University of Iowa within city limits, making it more of a college town than what you'd sterotypically expect for Iowa. Compared to other cities in Iowa, Iowa City's events and traditions are more diverse and attract a larger audience, but prepare to travel. Iowa City (and Iowa for that matter) is quite the hike.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Iowa City Farmers Market, Iowa Arts Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid
  • Unique traditions and events: Iowa City Jazz Festival, Iowa City Pride Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-65°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain and wind
  • Unique traditions and events: Iowa City Book Festival, Iowa City Farmers Market
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 10-35°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions and events: Festival of Carols, Iowa City Winter Farmers Market
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Iowa City is located in the eastern part of Iowa, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the east, which is the Eastern Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Illinois and Wisconsin, is approximately 2-3 hours by car. The neighboring cities include Coralville, North Liberty, and Tiffin. If someone were to drive from Iowa City across America, it would take approximately 28 hours. Learn more about traveling to Iowa City and explore its rich history and culture.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Johnson County | 52240, 52241, 52242, 52243, 52244 Cedar County | 52205, 52206, 52213, 52218, 52223 Washington County | 52314, 52329, 52340, 52353, 52358 Muscatine County | 52726, 52761, 52776, 52778, 52761 Louisa County | 52732, 52742, 52753, 52754, 52761

Destination Distance (miles) Time to Drive (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,862 37.24 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 821 16.42 -1
Denali National Park 3,308 66.16 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,402 28.04 -2
Citizens Bank Park 1,007 20.14 -1
Niagara Falls 1,011 20.22 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,797 35.94 -2
Yellowstone 1,062 21.24 -1
Manhattan 1,169 23.38 -1
Grand Canyon 1,324 26.48 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Iowa City change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 11:07 PM 23:07 2307
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107

Fast Facts About Iowa City

What time zone is Iowa City in?

Iowa City is in the Central Time time zone

What is Iowa City time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Iowa City is offset by -5:00.