Cedar County IA Information


Cedar County Subdivisions

Cedar County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,521
Daytime Population: Workers 5,969
Daytime Population: Residents 8,611
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,580
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 18,197
Population in Familes 14,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $59,710
Average Household Income $70,049
Per Capita Income $28,771


Total Housing Units 8,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,891 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,667 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $153,842
Average Home Value $187,107


Total Households 7,558
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 5,158
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% -0.11%
Households 0.09% -0.07%
Families -0.06% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


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, 2017 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 Density # 38 64th
Diversity Index # 82 18th
Median Household Income # 7 94th
Per Capita Income # 22 79th

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