Cedar City, Utah Population 2021

38,304
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Cedar City is a city located in Iron County Utah. With a 2020 population of 38,304, it is the 23rd largest city in Utah and the 1027th largest city in the United States . Cedar City is currently growing at a rate of 4.84% annually and its population has increased by 32.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,857 in 2010. Cedar City reached it's highest population of 38,304 in 2021. Spanning over 36 miles, Cedar City has a population density of 1,068 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cedar City is $63,840 with a poverty rate of 20.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $794 per month, and the median house value is $215,900. The median age in Cedar City is 26.2 years, 26.1 years for males, and 26.3 years for females.

Cedar City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cedar City was:

  • White: 90.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Other race: 2.59%
  • Native American: 2.25%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Black or African American: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Cedar City, Utah is 38,304 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,994.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,857.

Cedar City, Utah Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202159,1612,1613.65%
202057,0002,1613.79%
201954,8392,1613.94%
201852,6781,9173.64%
201750,7611,0852.14%
201649,6761,5633.15%
201548,1131,0722.23%
201447,0415111.09%
201346,530-116-0.25%
201246,646240.05%
201146,6223590.77%
201046,2630.00%

Cedar City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,02890.52%
Two or More Races8932.78%
Some Other Race8302.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native7202.25%
Asian2940.92%
Black or African American2610.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.13%
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Cedar City Population by Race

Cedar City Population Pyramid $2021

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Cedar City Median Age

26.2


Total

26.1


Male

26.3


Female

Cedar City Adults

There are 23,058 adults, (3,376 of whom are seniors) in Cedar City.

Cedar City Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cedar City Sex Ratio

Female

16,128

50.29%

Male

15,939

49.71%

Cedar City Population by Age

Cedar City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cedar City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.1%30.9%
All52.4%47.6%
Non Family34.9%65.1%
Female25.2%74.8%
Male16.8%83.2%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cedar City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9592.8852.4
Married6,0803.4269.1
Non Family3,4321.7334.9
Female1,1373.2725.2
Male3103.4116.8

3.31

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Cedar City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2561.51%
9th to 12th Grade7884.66%
High School Graduate3,78922.40%
Some College4,81228.45%
Associates Degree1,3628.05%
Bachelors Degree3,88122.95%
Graduate Degree2,02411.97%
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Cedar City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cedar City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White14,73914,1525,540
Hispanic1,5181,201199
Other Race40020618
Native American37425385
2+ Races22019244
Asian1269761
Islander1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.41%.

Cedar City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,868$45,118$22,045
Less Than 9th Grade$20,278$46,480$12,282
High School Graduate$30,596$34,340$14,951
Some College$28,633$38,750$20,745
Bachelors Degree$41,029$59,620$30,987
Graduate Degree$56,948$61,578$41,867

$32,868

Average Earnings

$45,118

Average Male

$22,045

Average Female

Cedar City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cedar City Language by Age

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Cedar City Language

91.70% of Cedar City residents speak only English, while 8.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.77% of the population.

Cedar City Language

Cedar City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,5945,36820.19%
Hispanic3,06046815.29%
Other83025730.96%
Black24319178.60%
Native70915922.43%
Asian27212044.12%
Multiple88210912.36%
Islander363494.44%

20.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.89%

Male Poverty Rate

20.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cedar City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cedar City is Islander, with 94.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cedar City is Multiple, with 12.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.76%.

Cedar City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.59%
High School15.68%
Some College14.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.47%

Cedar City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed63.51%
Female Unemployed35.68%
Female Employed20.35%
Male Employed11.21%

Cedar City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cedar City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,346$63,840
Families$62,658$76,269
Married Families$69,877-
Non Families$25,975$32,462
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Income by Household Type

Cedar City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cedar City Married by Age and Sex

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Cedar City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cedar City Marital Status by Race

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Cedar City Marital Status

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1,454

Number of Veterans

1,365

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam530
Second Gulf War430
First Gulf War231
Korea81
World War II32

Cedar City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74390
35 to 54330
55 to 64321
75+267
18 to 34146

Cedar City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3256.30%
2+ Races6013.73%
Hispanic572.80%
Native American469.60%
Asian238.58%

Cedar City Veterans by Race

Cedar City Veterans by Education

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15.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cedar City Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cedar City Employment by Age

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Cedar City Employment by Race

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Cedar City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.47%

Born in Cedar City

95.71%

Native Born

4.29%

Foreign Born

2.48%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.71% of Cedar City residents were born in the United States, with 56.47% having been born in Utah. 2.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cedar City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,3041,7704.84%
202036,5341,7705.09%
201934,7641,7705.36%
201832,9941,3394.23%
201731,6556622.14%
201630,9931,0263.42%
201529,9676542.23%
201429,3133421.18%
201328,971-90-0.31%
201229,061-87-0.30%
201129,1482160.75%
201028,9328,4053.49%
200020,5277,0844.32%
199013,4432,4712.05%
198010,9722,0262.06%
19708,9461,4031.72%
19607,5431,4372.14%
19506,1061,4112.66%
19404,6951,0802.65%
19303,6150.00%

Cedar City Population by Year