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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 136,511 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Cedar Rapids, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 136,511
Population in Households 133,067
Population in Familes 96,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,444
Population Density2 1,928
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $56,619
Average Household Income $75,916
Per Capita Income $32,054


Total Housing Units 61,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,870 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,369 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,242 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $145,510
Average Home Value $183,167


Total Households 57,239
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 32,960
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.94% 0.95%
Households 0.88% 0.93%
Families 0.77% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

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, 2018 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 # 35 97th
Diversity Index # 56 95th
Median Household Income # 464 54th
Per Capita Income # 279 72nd

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