This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Cedar Rapids has a very low population density. Cedar Rapids is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Cedar Rapids, IA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Cedar Rapids has a population density of 2,012, with 127,057 current residents.
Out of the 127,057 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 56% of the residents are married and 44% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 34% Rain
- 31% Snow
49°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $111,770 Median home price
- 3.54% Home appreciation rate
- 14.12% Annual property tax
As for living in Cedar Rapids, the air quality is 59% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 34% rainy, and 31% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Cedar Rapids, you should know that 65.4% of homes are owned while 28.4% of homes are rented, and 6.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $111,770, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is 3.54% and the annual property tax is 14.12%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Cedar Rapids, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Cedar Rapids’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Cedar Rapids is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.01% Democratic, 38.48% Republican, and 1.50% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
9%Some college or associates degree
7%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Cedar Rapids, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.00% of residents are unemployed in Cedar Rapids (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Cedar Rapids residents: 13.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.14% are in the arts and sciences field, 12% are in the customer service field, 30.1% are in the sales field, 0.22% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.40%, 8.65% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.46% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.39% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Cedar Rapids, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Cedar Rapids have a few different options. 83% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.