Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids profile

Living in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 137,710 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids is the second largest community in Iowa.

Cedar Rapids is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cedar Rapids is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Rapids who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), sales jobs (9.58%), and management occupations (8.59%).

Also of interest is that Cedar Rapids has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Cedar Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Cedar Rapids citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.85% of adults in Cedar Rapids have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cedar Rapids in 2018 was $34,019, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,076 for a family of four. However, Cedar Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cedar Rapids is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cedar Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cedar Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cedar Rapids include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Cedar Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.