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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 134,978 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 134,978
Daytime Population: Workers 103,717
Daytime Population: Residents 66,516
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 170,233
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 131,518
Population in Familes 96,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,460
Population Density2 1,907
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $54,921
Average Household Income $72,628
Per Capita Income $30,723


Total Housing Units 60,713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,732 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,933 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,048 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $144,223
Average Home Value $178,621


Total Households 56,665
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 32,709
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 0.92% 0.87%
Households 0.86% 0.85%
Families 0.77% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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, 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 37 96th
Diversity Index # 61 94th
Median Household Income # 461 54th
Per Capita Income # 254 75th

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