Cedar Rapids demographics profile

StatisticCedar RapidsIowaNational
Population129,5373,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,8305591
Median age35.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%44%43%
Speak English94%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%
Cedar Rapids, IA has a population of 129,537 and is the 207th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,830 per sq mi which is 3250% higher than the Iowa average and 1920% higher than the national average. The median age in Cedar Rapids is 36 which is approximately 6% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Cedar Rapids, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 71% of Cedar Rapids residents were born in Iowa, 24% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cedar Rapids is 3250% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Cedar Rapids is 6% lower than Iowa.
  • In Cedar Rapids 86.69% of the population is White.
  • In Cedar Rapids 6.21% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Cedar Rapids 2.66% of the population is Asian.

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Cedar Rapids population breakdown by race

RaceCedar RapidsIowaNational
White86.69%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American6.21%3.32%12.63%
Asian2.66%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.25%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race3.22%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.93%1.27%4.75%
In Cedar Rapids, 3.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Cedar Rapids, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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