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Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Cedar Rapids is the 2nd largest city in Iowa with a population of 137,904 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.0083 and longitude -91.6441 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cedar Rapids 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cedar Rapids: Columbus.

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Cedar Rapids, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cedar Rapids, IA Housing Affordability Index is 172
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cedar Rapids, IA Wealth Index is 87
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 137,904 (100%)
Population in Households 134,386 (97.4%)
Population in Families 98,576 (71.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,518 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,947
Diversity Index2 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,514
Average Household Income $78,065
Per Capita Income $32,748
Wealth Index4 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 62,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,089 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,816 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,226 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $148,720
Housing Affordability Index3 172
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 57,905
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 33,217
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.95% 0.86%
Households 0.91% 0.85%
Families 0.78% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Cedar Rapids, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar Rapids to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 32 97th
Diversity Index # 56 95th
Median Household Income # 485 52nd
Per Capita Income # 317 69th

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