Cedar County IA Information


Cedar County Subdivisions

Cedar County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,692
Population in Households 18,368
Population in Familes 15,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 7,725
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,010 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,715 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 602 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $184,301


Median Household Income $56,851
Average Household Income $67,734
Per Capita Income $28,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.08%
Households 0.45% 0.26%
Families 0.33% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cedar County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 63rd
Population Density1 # 37 64th
Diversity Index2 # 79 20th
Median Household Income # 12 89th
Per Capita Income # 24 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.