Cedar Rapids, IA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
275,693
0.288% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39
0.775% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.51%
0.182% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,477
7.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$186,900
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
144,513
0.257% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cedar Rapids, IA had a population of 276k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $75,477. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cedar Rapids, IA grew from 274,901 to 275,693, a 0.288% increase and its median household income grew from $70,210 to $75,477, a 7.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Rapids, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and White (Hispanic) (1.65%).

None of the households in Cedar Rapids, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Cedar Rapids, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cedar Rapids, IA are Kirkwood Community College (2,365 degrees awarded in 2022), Mount Mercy University (590 degrees), and Coe College (434 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA was $186,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.5%.

Most people in Cedar Rapids, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Cedar Rapids, IA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Cedar Rapids, IA is home to a population of 276k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.05% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents were born outside of the country (11.2k people).

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (235k people) in Cedar Rapids, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cedar Rapids, IA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Rapids, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    235k ± 653
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 782
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 1.01k
3.32%
Hispanic Population
9.14k people

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (235k people) in Cedar Rapids, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.32% of the people in Cedar Rapids, IA are hispanic (9.14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cedar Rapids, IA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people
4.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people

As of 2022, 4.05% of Cedar Rapids, IA residents (11.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cedar Rapids, IA was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,774 ± 536
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,126 ± 430
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,369 ± 326

Cedar Rapids, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cedar Rapids, IA employs 145k people. The largest industries in Cedar Rapids, IA are Manufacturing (24,506 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,513 people), and Retail Trade (16,187 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,600), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,895), and Public Administration ($71,093).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

145k
2022 Value
± 3,009
0.257%
1 Year growth
± 2.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cedar Rapids, IA grew at a rate of 0.257%, from 144k employees to 145k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cedar Rapids, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,461 people), Management Occupations (15,099 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,900 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

145k
2022 Value
± 3,009
0.257%
1 Year growth
± 2.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cedar Rapids, IA grew at a rate of 0.257%, from 144k employees to 145k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cedar Rapids, IA, are Manufacturing (24,506 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,513 people), and Retail Trade (16,187 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cedar Rapids, IA, though some of these residents may live in Cedar Rapids, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,212
Median earning men ± $1,004
$39,609
Median earning women ± $1,001

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,148), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,215), and Manufacturing ($68,644).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,361), Manufacturing ($55,241), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,949).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,479
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,875
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,347
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cedar Rapids, IA awarded 3,815 degrees. The student population of Cedar Rapids, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,151 male students and 9,314 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cedar Rapids, IA are White (2,936 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (250 and 6.72%), Hispanic or Latino (207 and 5.56%), and Unknown (124 and 3.33%).

The largest universities in Cedar Rapids, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kirkwood Community College (2,365 and 62%), Mount Mercy University (590 and 15.5%), and Coe College (434 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Cedar Rapids, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (745 and 19.5%), Registered Nursing (275 and 7.21%), and General Business Administration & Management (261 and 6.84%).

The median tuition cost in Cedar Rapids, IA for private four year colleges is $48,514.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,465 (43.4% men and 56.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,465 students enrolled in Cedar Rapids, IA, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,450 records, of which 56.8% were women and 43.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 116 degrees awarded
  2. 733 degrees awarded
  3. 149 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cedar Rapids, IA was General Business Administration & Management with 116 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cedar Rapids, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,365 degrees awarded
  2. 590 degrees awarded
  3. 434 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kirkwood Community College with 2,365 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,545 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cedar Rapids, IA, which is 0.681 times less than the 2,270 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,936 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 250 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,514) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($644) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA was $186,900 in 2022, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $165,500 to $186,900, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Cedar Rapids, IA is 75.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cedar Rapids, IA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cedar Rapids, IA is $75,477. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cedar Rapids, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

Property

$186,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,505
$84,859
Median Property Taxes
±$1,851

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cedar Rapids, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.5% of the housing units in Cedar Rapids, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cedar Rapids, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

The following map shows all of the counties in Cedar Rapids, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,477
Median Household Income
± $1,203
112k
Number of Households
± 2,491

In 2022, the median household income of the 112k households in Cedar Rapids, IA grew to $75,477 from the previous year's value of $70,210.

The following chart displays the households in Cedar Rapids, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cedar Rapids, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.17%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Cedar Rapids, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.17%).

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cedar Rapids, IA have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Cedar Rapids, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cedar Rapids, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cedar Rapids, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cedar Rapids, IA (25.5k out of 269k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cedar Rapids, IA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Cedar Rapids, IA has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.67%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cedar Rapids, IA declined by 3.3% from 3.8% to 3.67%.

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