Cedar Falls, Iowa Population 2024

40,886

Cedar Falls is a city located in Black Hawk County Iowa. Cedar Falls has a 2024 population of 40,886. Cedar Falls is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,698 in 2020.

The average household income in Cedar Falls is $101,414 with a poverty rate of 16.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cedar Falls is 28 years, 29 years for males, and 27.4 years for females.

Cedar Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 91.97%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.3%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
28.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,413.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.46% (188)
The current population of Cedar Falls, Iowa is 40,886 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,698.

Cedar Falls, Iowa Population 2024

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Cedar Falls Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,42091.97%
Asian1,6123.96%
Two or more races9582.35%
Black or African American5271.3%
Native American1070.26%
Other race420.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander200.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cedar Falls Population by Race

Cedar Falls Population Pyramid 2024

Cedar Falls Median Age

28

Total

29

Male

27.4

Female

Cedar Falls Adults

There are 33,492 adults, (6,298 of whom are seniors) in Cedar Falls.

Cedar Falls Age Dependency

49.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cedar Falls Sex Ratio

Female21,46052.75%
Male19,22647.25%

Cedar Falls Population by Age

Cedar Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,4462.4162.537.5
Non Family7,1601.6739.160.9
Married7,0273.0489.110.9
Female7943.0250.949.1
Male4653.3841.958.1
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2.97

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cedar Falls Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,643

Average Earnings

$62,488

Average Male

$46,004

Average Female

Cedar Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cedar Falls Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cedar Falls Language

93.57% of Cedar Falls residents speak only English, while 6.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.97% of the population.

Cedar Falls Language

Cedar Falls Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White33,6365,66416.84%
Hispanic1,01126626.31%
Black41316740.44%
Multiple89616518.42%
Asian1,4441419.76%
Native1076257.94%
Other351440%
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16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.75%

Male Poverty Rate

20.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cedar Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cedar Falls is Native, with 57.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cedar Falls is Asian, with 9.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.6%.

Cedar Falls Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.94%
Less Than 9th Grade13.81%
Some College5.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%
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Cedar Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.23%
Female Unemployed24.86%
Female Employed24.12%
Male Employed12.26%
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Cedar Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cedar Falls Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cedar Falls Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cedar Falls Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cedar Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cedar Falls Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cedar Falls Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,510

Number of Veterans

1,292

Male Veterans

218

Female Veterans

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Cedar Falls Veterans by War

count

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Cedar Falls Veterans by Age

count

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Cedar Falls Veterans by Race

Cedar Falls Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cedar Falls Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Cedar Falls Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cedar Falls Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cedar Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.51%

Born in Cedar Falls

95.08%

Native Born

4.92%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

2.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.08% of Cedar Falls residents were born in the United States, with 73.51% having been born in Iowa. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cedar Falls Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202941,236700.17%
202841,166700.17%
202741,096700.17%
202641,026700.17%
202540,956700.17%
202440,886700.17%
202340,816700.17%
202240,746700.17%
202140,676-22-0.05%
202040,6983770.93%
201940,321-330-0.81%
201840,651-432-1.05%
201741,083-380-0.92%
201641,463380.09%
201541,4253510.85%
201441,0743930.97%
201340,6817731.94%
201239,9082660.67%
201139,6422880.73%
201039,3543,2098.88%
200036,1451,8475.39%
199034,298-2,024-5.57%
198036,3226,72522.72%
197029,5978,40239.64%
196021,1956,86147.87%
195014,3344,98553.32%
19409,3491,98726.99%
19307,3621,04616.56%
19206,3161,30426.02%
19105,012-307-5.77%
19005,3191,86053.77%
18903,45943914.54%
18803,020-50-1.63%
18703,070
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Cedar Falls Population by Year