Cedar Falls, Iowa Population 2021

40,456
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Cedar Falls is a city located in Black Hawk County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 40,456, it is the 14th largest city in Iowa and the 968th largest city in the United States . Cedar Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 3.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,260 in 2010. Cedar Falls reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 30 miles, Cedar Falls has a population density of 1,398 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cedar Falls is $91,029 with a poverty rate of 18.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $189,100. The median age in Cedar Falls is 27.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 25.8 years for females.

Cedar Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 91.00%
  • Asian: 3.91%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Cedar Falls, Iowa is 40,456 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,536.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,260.

Cedar Falls, Iowa Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021167,694-414-0.25%
2020168,108-414-0.25%
2019168,522-414-0.25%
2018168,936-423-0.25%
2017169,359-751-0.44%
2016170,110-742-0.44%
2015170,8524020.24%
2014170,4505970.35%
2013169,8531,0420.61%
2012168,8113680.22%
2011168,4435230.31%
2010167,9200.00%

Cedar Falls Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,29391.00%
Asian1,6033.91%
Black or African American1,0292.51%
Two or More Races6961.70%
Some Other Race1670.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1250.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander700.17%
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Cedar Falls Population by Race

Cedar Falls Population Pyramid $2021

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Cedar Falls Median Age

27.2


Total

28.1


Male

25.8


Female

Cedar Falls Adults

There are 33,194 adults, (5,725 of whom are seniors) in Cedar Falls.

Cedar Falls Age Dependency

49.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cedar Falls Sex Ratio

Female

21,908

53.46%

Male

19,075

46.54%

Cedar Falls Population by Age

Cedar Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cedar Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male38%62%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Female48.9%51.1%
All63%37%
Married90.1%9.9%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cedar Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2552.4363
Non Family7,1301.6840.7
Married6,7453.190.1
Female9672.8748.9
Male4133.538

3.05

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Cedar Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2391.09%
9th to 12th Grade6172.81%
High School Graduate4,20919.20%
Some College4,14118.89%
Associates Degree2,32510.60%
Bachelors Degree6,28528.66%
Graduate Degree4,11118.75%
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Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,94819,2789,197
Asian945925838
Black390299213
Hispanic386352118
2+ Races13912756
Other Race80806
Islander7038
Native American332410

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.68%.

Cedar Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,290$50,914$39,947
Less Than 9th Grade$29,329$30,088$26,417
High School Graduate$32,299$36,572$22,772
Some College$40,341$47,222$34,109
Bachelors Degree$50,681$53,333$48,375
Graduate Degree$70,719$90,885$60,391

$45,290

Average Earnings

$50,914

Average Male

$39,947

Average Female

Cedar Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cedar Falls Language by Age

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Cedar Falls Language

92.57% of Cedar Falls residents speak only English, while 7.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.69% of the population.

Cedar Falls Language

Cedar Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,1765,97718.02%
Black87936241.18%
Hispanic81414317.57%
Multiple56911119.51%
Asian1,499755.00%
Native1252016.00%
Other16774.19%

18.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.38%

Male Poverty Rate

21.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cedar Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cedar Falls is Black, with 41.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cedar Falls is Other, with 4.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.32%.

Cedar Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.69%
High School10.89%
Some College7.67%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%

Cedar Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed75.17%
Male Unemployed55.10%
Female Employed26.02%
Male Employed12.39%

Cedar Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cedar Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,420$91,029
Families$94,268$124,508
Married Families$103,146-
Non Families$35,811$51,113
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Income by Household Type

Cedar Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cedar Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Cedar Falls 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 35-44.

Cedar Falls Marital Status by Race

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Cedar Falls Marital Status

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1,771

Number of Veterans

1,609

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam605
First Gulf War356
Second Gulf War329
Korea142
World War II127

Cedar Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+534
65 to 74471
55 to 64331
35 to 54276
18 to 34159

Cedar Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7165.59%
Black386.01%
Hispanic202.87%
2+ Races173.79%

Cedar Falls Veterans by Race

Cedar Falls Veterans by Education

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7.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cedar Falls Veterans by Education

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72.1%

Labor Force Participation

69.9%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cedar Falls Employment by Age

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Cedar Falls Employment by Race

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Cedar Falls 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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73.80%

Born in Cedar Falls

94.87%

Native Born

5.13%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.87% of Cedar Falls residents were born in the United States, with 73.80% having been born in Iowa. 2.88% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202140,456-40-0.10%
202040,496-40-0.10%
201940,536-40-0.10%
201840,576-467-1.14%
201741,043-370-0.89%
201641,413350.08%
201541,3783480.85%
201441,0303900.96%
201340,6407731.94%
201239,8672630.66%
201139,6042840.72%
201039,3203,1750.85%
200036,1451,8470.53%
199034,298-2,024-0.57%
198036,3226,7252.07%
197029,5978,4023.40%
196021,1956,8613.99%
195014,3344,9854.37%
19409,3491,9872.42%
19307,3621,0461.54%
19206,3161,3042.34%
19105,012-307-0.59%
19005,3191,8604.40%
18903,4594391.37%
18803,020-50-0.16%
18703,0700.00%

Cedar Falls Population by Year