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Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Cedar Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Iowa with a population of 132,161 as of July 1, 2016. Cedar Rapids ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cedar Rapids is located at latitude 41.967 and longitude -91.6778 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cedar Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 70.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Cedar Rapids (GNIS ID: 467567) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cedar Rapids is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cedar Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 132,161
Population in Households 128,637
Population in Familes 95,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,524
Population Density1 1,867
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 55,361
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 32,096
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,800 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,561 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,485 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $143,400
Average Home Value $177,691


Median Household Income $54,760
Average Household Income $72,076
Per Capita Income $30,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.74%
Households 0.63% 0.7%
Families 0.59% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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 Rapids, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar Rapids to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 37 96th
Diversity Index2 # 63 94th
Median Household Income # 412 59th
Per Capita Income # 248 76th

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