Cedar Falls, IA

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2022 Population
40,686
0.459% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
0.898% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,011
6.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$244,800
16% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,093
0.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cedar Falls, IA had a population of 40.7k people with a median age of 28 and a median household income of $71,011. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cedar Falls, IA grew from 40,500 to 40,686, a 0.459% increase and its median household income grew from $66,838 to $71,011, a 6.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Falls, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), White (Hispanic) (1.73%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Cedar Falls, 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.

97.5% of the residents in Cedar Falls, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cedar Falls, IA are University of Northern Iowa (2,755 degrees awarded in 2022), The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls (28 degrees), and La James International College-Cedar Falls (19 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cedar Falls, IA was $244,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Cedar Falls, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cedar Falls, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cedar Falls, IA is home to a population of 40.7k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.92% of Cedar Falls, IA residents were born outside of the country (2k people).

In 2022, there were 23.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Cedar Falls, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 736 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Cedar Falls, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cedar Falls, IA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cedar Falls, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.7k ± 570
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 443
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    736 ± 253
2.77%
Hispanic Population
1.13k people

In 2022, there were 23.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Cedar Falls, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 736 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.77% of the people in Cedar Falls, IA are hispanic (1.13k people).

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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

4.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2k people
5.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.15k people

As of 2022, 4.92% of Cedar Falls, IA residents (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 Falls, IA was 5.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    477 ± 214
  2. Vietnam
    474 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    219 ± 98

Cedar Falls, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cedar Falls, IA employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in Cedar Falls, IA are Educational Services (3,774 people), Retail Trade (3,521 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,211 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,000), Manufacturing ($73,359), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,313).

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

23.1k
2022 Value
± 1,227
0.61%
1 Year growth
± 7.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cedar Falls, IA grew at a rate of 0.61%, from 23k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cedar Falls, IA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,634 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,456 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,250 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cedar Falls, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.1k
2022 Value
± 1,227
0.61%
1 Year growth
± 7.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cedar Falls, IA grew at a rate of 0.61%, from 23k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cedar Falls, IA, are Educational Services (3,774 people), Retail Trade (3,521 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,211 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cedar Falls, IA, though some of these residents may live in Cedar Falls, 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

$44,191
Median earning men ± $4,638
$19,480
Median earning women ± $1,930

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,840), Public Administration ($78,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,902).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($61,667), Wholesale Trade ($59,948), and Public Administration ($46,705).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cedar Falls, IA awarded 2,802 degrees. The student population of Cedar Falls, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,308 male students and 5,770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cedar Falls, IA are White (2,284 and 86.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (106 and 4.01%), Unknown (81 and 3.07%), and Two or More Races (69 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Cedar Falls, IA by number of degrees awarded are University of Northern Iowa (2,755 and 98.3%), The Salon Professional Academy-Cedar Falls (28 and 0.999%), and La James International College-Cedar Falls (19 and 0.678%).

The most popular majors in Cedar Falls, IA are Elementary Education & Teaching (281 and 10%), General Business Administration & Management (154 and 5.5%), and Social Work (134 and 4.78%).

The median tuition cost in Cedar Falls, IA for a public four year colleges is $8,111 for in-state students and $19,265 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cedar Falls, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,078 (36.4% men and 63.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,078 students enrolled in Cedar Falls, IA, 36.4% men and 63.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,575 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 281 degrees awarded
  2. 111 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cedar Falls, IA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 281 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,755 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Northern Iowa with 2,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,054 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cedar Falls, IA, which is 0.603 times less than the 1,748 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 2,284 degrees mean that there were 21.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,111) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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 Falls, IA was $244,800 in 2022, which is 0.868 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $211,000 to $244,800, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Cedar Falls, IA is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cedar Falls, IA have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cedar Falls, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cedar Falls, IA is $71,011. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Cedar Falls, IA was Census Tract 24 with a value of $81,050, followed by Census Tract 26.04 and Census Tract 22, with respective values of $75,833 and $69,375.

Property

$244,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,943
$9,659
Median Property Taxes
±$726

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Cedar Falls, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 24
  2. Census Tract 26.04
  3. Census Tract 22

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cedar Falls, IA was Census Tract 24 with a value of $81,050, followed by Census Tract 26.04 and Census Tract 22, with respective values of $75,833 and $69,375.

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Household Income

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$71,011
Median Household Income
± $4,501
15.4k
Number of Households
± 971

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Cedar Falls, IA grew to $71,011 from the previous year's value of $66,838.

The following chart displays the households in Cedar Falls, 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 Falls, 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 (76.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.67%)
  3. Walked (6.83%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Cedar Falls, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.67%) and those who walked to work (6.83%).

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cedar Falls, IA have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Cedar Falls, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cedar Falls, IA (6.3k out of 37.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cedar Falls, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

96.9% of the population of Cedar Falls, IA has health coverage, with 65.4% on employee plans, 8.03% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.444% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see 1058 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.49% decrease from the previous year (1085 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 513 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,058 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Black Hawk County, IA

Primary care physicians in Black Hawk County, IA see an average of 1,058 patients per year. This represents a 2.49% decrease from the previous year (1,085 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 37.3% between 18 and 34 years, 27.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.06%
Uninsured
65.4%
Employer Coverage
8.03%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.444%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cedar Falls, IA declined by 12.3% from 3.49% to 3.06%.

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