Cedar Rapids, IA

131,118 Population
70.8 square miles 1,852 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.2%
was 4.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Population Density
1,852
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.4%
was 48.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.0%
was 4.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 22.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 13.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.3
was 3.8
Ranked 11th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
11.9%
was 14.1%
Ranked 1st Lowest in IA
Median Household Income
$55,359
was $51,011
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Gini Income Distribution
 
42.8
46
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.6
was 3.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
278
was 304.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,801.7
was 3,659.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
58,713
was 58,613
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Median Rent
$734
was $697
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Total Building Permits
487
was 361
 
Occupied Housing Units
54,445
was 54,931
 
Homeownership Rate
69.6%
was 66.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Single Family Building Permits
242
was 289
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
829.4
was 828.0
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.5%
was 16.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IA
Multifamily Building Permits
245
was 72
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
Ranked 5th Highest in IA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.4
was 6.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.8
was 2.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.3%
was 96.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.7%
was 93.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in IA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.5%
was 29.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IA

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