Cedar City, Utah

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Population in 2013: 29,162 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.1%
Males: 14,407  (49.4%)
Females: 14,755  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  24.8 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84720, 84721.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,920 (it was $32,403 in 2000)
Cedar City:

$39,920
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,921 (it was $14,057 in 2000)

Cedar City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,302 (it was $118,900 in 2000)
Cedar City:

$174,302
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $244,066; Detached houses: $261,164; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,456; In 2-unit structures: $313,808; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $280,167; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,672; Mobile homes: $31,983

Median gross rent in 2012: $624.

Cedar City races chart
  • White alone - 25,445 (85.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2,245 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 853 (2.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 527 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 198 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 164 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 120 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.03%)

Races in Cedar City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cedar City: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.3%), German (9.5%), Irish (6.8%), Scottish (6.0%), United States (5.1%), Danish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5834 feet

Land area: 20.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,452 people per square mile   (low).

Cedar City,UT real estate house value index trend

Cedar City, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Cedar City:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cedar City city:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

1,307 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.7% Oceania, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  4.4%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,145 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,138 (0.7%)

Cedar City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sunrise Manor, NV (151.4 miles , pop. 156,120).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (157.1 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (292.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Enoch, UT (2.4 miles ), Summit, UT (3.3 miles) , Kanarraville, UT (3.4 miles ), Brian Head, UT (3.6 miles) , Parowan, UT (4.2 miles ), New Harmony, UT (4.4 miles) , Paragonah, UT (4.6 miles ), Newcastle, UT (5.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 132 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1998: 118 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 100 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2002: 133 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2003: 196 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 295 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2005: 573 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2006: 476 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2007: 157 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2008: 116 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2009: 73 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $215,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.68 N, Longitude: 113.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,535 (+8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,048 (80.9%)

Area code: 435

Cedar City household income distribution Cedar City home values distribution

Crime rates in Cedar City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000101001201
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.04.50.04.00.00.03.46.80.03.4
Rapes 1012251114818141217
per 100,000 4.90.04.79.29.021.844.452.927.760.947.840.857.4
Robberies 1524345337543
per 100,000 4.924.09.418.413.517.420.211.310.423.717.113.610.1
Assaults 15121919151919202115243655
per 100,000 74.157.589.287.367.382.776.775.572.750.781.9122.4185.8
Burglaries 125128101100108120107154133105161175117
per 100,000 617.7613.5474.4459.7484.4522.4432.1581.6460.5355.1549.7595.0395.2
Thefts 707632545536510525603631682610622693600
per 100,000 3493.93029.12559.82464.02287.32285.32434.92383.02361.32063.02123.62356.02026.5
Auto thefts 28312239294640424031333128
per 100,000 138.4148.6103.3179.3130.1200.2161.5158.6138.5104.8112.7105.494.6
Arson 1241243112351
per 100,000 4.99.618.84.69.017.412.13.83.56.810.217.03.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 213.1193.6167.3174.4168.5182.1204.4208.3176.5187.4204.6204.3207.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cedar City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Utah average:

1.73

Cedar City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6,949 (+51.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Cedar City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cedar City, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cedar City-area historical earthquake activity is above Utah state average. It is 562% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 307.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 309.9 miles away from Cedar City center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 288.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 378.6 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from Cedar City center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 286.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Iron County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cedar City topographic map

Birthplace of: Michael O. Leavitt, Patricia P. Pinegar - President of the Primary, Ryan Singer - Artist, Mitch Talbot - Baseball player, Stacy Lee - Singer, Nate Janes - College basketball player (Southern Utah Thunderbirds), Rand Janes - College basketball player (Southern Utah Thunderbirds), Richie David - College football player (Southern Utah Thunderbirds), Riley Griffiths - Film actor, Roy Allen Smith - Animator.

Hospitals and medical centers in Cedar City:

  • VALLEY VIEW MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1303 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • IRON MISSION DIALYSIS CENTER (1277 N NORTHFIELD RD STE A100)
  • IHC HOME CARE SERVICES AT VALLEY VIEW (595 SOUTH 75 EAST)
  • IRON COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (965 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 4)
  • CEDAR CARE CENTER (679 SOUTH SUNSET DRIVE)
  • KOLOB REGIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION (411 WEST 1325 NORTH)

Airports and heliports located in Cedar City:

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Colleges/Universities in Cedar City:

  • Southern Utah University (Full-time enrollment: 6,522; Location: 351 West University Blvd; Public; Website: www.suu.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Southwest Applied Technology Center (FT enrollment: 150; Location: 510 West 800 South; Public; Website: www.swatc.edu)
  • Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City (FT enrollment: 80; Location: 169 N 100 W; Private, for-profit; Website: evanscollege.com)
  • Beautiful You School of Nail Technology (FT enrollment: 8; Location: 2092 West Cross Hollow Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.beautifulyouschoolofnailtechnology.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cedar City:

  • Dixie State University (about 49 miles; Saint George, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,485)
  • Snow College (about 142 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Nevada State College (about 157 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 158 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 160 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 18,996)
  • Mohave Community College (about 176 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 191 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)

Public high schools in Cedar City:

  • CEDAR CITY HIGH (Students: 1,067; Location: 703 WEST 600 SOUTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CANYON VIEW HIGH (Students: 1,013; Location: 166 WEST 1925 NORTH; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • SUCCESS ACADEMY (Students: 345; Location: 351 WEST UNIVERSITY BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Cedar City:

  • MOUNTAIN SPRINGS PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: 1441 S CAMPUS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Cedar City:

  • CEDAR CITY MIDDLE (Students: 920; Location: 2215 ROYAL HUNTE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CANYON VIEW MIDDLE (Students: 826; Location: 1865 NORTH MAIN; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • IRON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 235 NORTH 4050 WEST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CEDAR SOUTH SCHOOL (Students: 556; Location: 499 WEST 400 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FIDDLERS CANYON SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 475 EAST 1935 NORTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THREE PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 509; Location: 1685 WEST MID VALLEY RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CEDAR NORTH SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 550 WEST 200 NORTH; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHWEST EDUCATION ACADEMY (Students: 148; Location: 510 WEST 800 SOUTH; Grades: 02 - 12)
  • IRON COUNTY PRESCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 638 WEST 500 SOUTH; Grades: PK - PK)
  • THREE PEAKS PRE SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 1521 WEST MIDVALLEY RD; Grades: PK - PK)

Library in Cedar City:

  • CEDAR CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $522,364; Location: 303 NORTH 100 EAST; 63,774 books; 6,453 audio materials; 3,132 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Colleges/Universities in Cedar City: George Wythe College enrollment 60-100, www.gwc.edu

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Notable locations in Cedar City: Cedar City KOA (A), South Main Square (B), The Plaza (C), Cedar City Fire Department Station 2 (D), Cedar City Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cedar City include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Bethel Ministry (C), Christ the King Catholic Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Community Presbyterian Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Saint Judes Episcopal Church (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Squaw Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Cedar City: Iron Mission State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Iron Mission State Historical Monument (Museums; 585 North Main Street) (1), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Canyon View (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1985 North Main Street) (2), Shakespearean Festival - Box Office (351 West Center Street) (3), Southern Utah Scenic Tours (Tours & Charters; 2024 West 90 South) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Crystal Inn (1575 West 200 North) (1), Days Inn (1204 South Main Street) (2), Iron Gate Inn (100 North 200 West) (3), Value Inn (344 South Main Street) (4), Best Western El Rey Inn-Suites (80 South Main Street) (5), Abbey Inn (940 West 200 North) (6), Travel Lodge (2555 North Main Street) (7), Hampton Inn (730 South Cove Drive) (8), Econo Lodge Cedar City (333 North 1100 West) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Workforce Services (176 East 200 North) (1), Utah State Government - Courts- Cedar City- Fifth District Court (40 North 100 East) (2), Cedar City Housing Authority (364 South 100 West) (3), Utah State Government - Courts- Cedar City- Fifth District Juvenile C (40 North 100 East) (4), Utah State - Justice Court (40 North 100 East) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Iron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cedar City and their reported violations in the past:

CEDAR CITY WATERWORKS (Population served: 28,950, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2008)
  • 50 regular monitoring violations
MID VALLEY ESTATES (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In SEP-04-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
NAVAJO LAKE CAMPGROUNDS (Population served: 680, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
PANGUITCH LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 505, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
DUCK CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PINE VALLEY REC AREA - JUNIPER (Population served: 380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CROSS HOLLOW HILLS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2008)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
BUENA VISTA COMMUNITY (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 45 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.0%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.3% for Black residents, 30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.4% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.0%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Cedar City in 2010:

  • 678 people in college/university student housing
  • 136 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Cedar City in 2000:

  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Cedar City, Utah environmental map by EPA

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Cedar City compared to Utah state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Cedar City (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Southern Utah: Cedar City Walmart, State Bank Of Southern Utah, Cedar City Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $674.3 mil, Deposits: $573.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Utah Bancorporation
  • Zions First National Bank: Cedar City Branch at 3 South Main Street, branch established on 1980/04/07; Cedar City/Providence Office Branch at 1313 South Providence Center Drive, branch established on 2006/02/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17,531.3 mil, Deposits: $14,905.3 mil, headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 151 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cedar City Branch at 57 North Main Street, branch established on 1956/01/03; South Cedar Citybranch at 797 South Main Street, branch established on 1995/05/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cedar City Smiths Branch at 600 South Main Street, branch established on 2004/03/29. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cedar City, Utah:

  • Crystal Inn, 1575 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-8888, Fax: (435) 586-1010
  • Quality Inn, 250 N 1100 W, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-2082, Fax: (435) 586-3193
  • Best Western Town & Country In, 189 N Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-9900, Fax: (435) 586-1664
  • Travelodge, 2555 N Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-7435
  • Quality Inn Downtown, 18 S Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-2433, Fax: (435) 586-7257
  • Days Inn, 1204 S Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 867-8877
  • Econo Lodge Cedar City, 333 N 1100 W, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 867-4700, Fax: (435) 867-5700
  • Super 8 Motel, 145 North 1550 West, Cedar City, UT 84720 , Phone: (435) 586-8880, Fax: (435) 586-8880
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cedar City, Utah

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cedar City travel time to work - commute Cedar City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cedar City city (based on Iron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.30%
Here: 76.3%
USA: 50.2%

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents92.5%4.7%1.0%0.8%0.3%
Congregations85.7%3.3%2.2%1.1%1.1%
NameLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents0.3%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%
Congregations1.1%1.1%1.1%1.1%2.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Iron County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Iron County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Iron County:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.5%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

21.1%
Utah:

23.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,500$43,0000$0
Other Government Administration 10$26,619$31,9430$0
Judicial and Legal 3$14,329$57,3160$0
Police Protection - Officers 35$147,253$50,4870$0
Police - Other 5$13,503$32,4075$2,169
Firefighters 12$41,887$41,8876$1,090
Streets and Highways 15$60,750$48,6003$1,891
Airports 0$0 3$2,380
Welfare 0$0 3$925
Health 2$4,959$29,7542$1,150
Solid Waste Management 3$8,810$35,2400$0
Sewerage 10$35,816$42,9790$0
Parks and Recreation 16$53,473$40,10581$19,541
Natural Resources 1$3,157$37,8840$0
Water Supply 10$35,911$43,0931$608
Transit 0$0 8$2,591
Local Libraries 3$9,040$36,1606$3,259
Other and Unallocable 13$51,081$47,1526$4,845
Totals for Government 144$528,088$44,007124$40,449

Cedar City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,389,000 ($81.92)
    General Public Buildings: $827,000 ($28.36)
    Police Protection: $515,000 ($17.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $191,000 ($6.55)
    Libraries: $74,000 ($2.54)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,611,000 ($192.41)
    Police Protection: $2,981,000 ($102.22)
    Regular Highways: $2,662,000 ($91.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,374,000 ($81.41)
    Water Utilities: $2,290,000 ($78.53)
    Sewerage: $2,182,000 ($74.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,488,000 ($51.03)
    Financial Administration: $1,351,000 ($46.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,013,000 ($34.74)
    Libraries: $429,000 ($14.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $357,000 ($12.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $307,000 ($10.53)
    Air Transportation: $248,000 ($8.50)
    General Public Buildings: $139,000 ($4.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($1.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,275,000 ($43.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $298,000 ($10.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,752,000 ($265.83)

Cedar City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,516,000 ($120.57)
    All Other: $1,968,000 ($67.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $340,000 ($11.66)
    Parking Facilities: $270,000 ($9.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $105,000 ($3.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,749,000 ($59.98)
    All Other: $201,000 ($6.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $330,000 ($11.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $178,000 ($6.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,400,000 ($116.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,362,000 ($46.70)
    Special Assessments: $693,000 ($23.76)
    General Revenue, NEC: $515,000 ($17.66)
    Rents: $230,000 ($7.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,808,000 ($96.29)
    Transit Utilities: $23,000 ($0.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $829,000 ($28.43)
    General Local Government Support: $500,000 ($17.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $80,000 ($2.74)
    All Other: $20,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,577,000 ($156.95)
    Property: $4,493,000 ($154.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,621,000 ($55.59)
    Other License: $1,317,000 ($45.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $567,000 ($19.44)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $177,000 ($6.07)
    NEC: $6,000 ($0.21)

Cedar City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,360,000 ($1143.95)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,807,000 ($953.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,553,000 ($190.42)

Cedar City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,388,000 ($1144.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,753,000 ($60.11)

8.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.85%
Utah average:

6.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, UT  1.37% ($26,317 average AGI)
from Clark County, NV  0.91% ($38,658)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.66% ($20,724)


9.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, UT  1.83% ($31,831 average AGI)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.87% ($28,207)
to Clark County, NV  0.77% ($26,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cedar City:

  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KSUB (590 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDXU (890 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KUNF (1210 AM; 10 kW; WASHINGTON, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KZNU (1450 AM; 10 kW; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: AM RADIO 1450, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cedar City:

  • K202AW (88.3 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KREC (98.1 FM; BRIAN HEAD, UT; Owner: MARATHON MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • KXFF (92.5 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K269DG (101.7 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: JEFFERY M. JENNINGS)
  • K208CA (89.5 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIV. OF AGRI & APP. SCI)
  • K211BU (90.1 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K243AG (96.5 FM; PAROWAN, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K203CA (88.5 FM; MILFORD, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K300AC (107.9 FM; WASHINGTON, ETC., UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KZHK (95.9 FM; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: MARVIN KENT FRANDSEN)
  • KSUU (91.1 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: SOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KONY (99.9 FM; ST. GEORGE, UT; Owner: FM RADIO 99.9, INC.)
  • KMXM (107.1 FM; COLORADO CITY, AZ; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211BJ (90.1 FM; TOQUERVILLE, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K247AG (97.3 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KXBN (94.9 FM; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cedar City:

  • K22EK (Channel 22; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K24DC (Channel 24; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KCSG (Channel 4; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: DANIEL MATHESON & STEPHEN WADE d/b as BROADCAST WEST)
  • K02NU (Channel 2; CEDAR CITY, ETC., UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K07GQ (Channel 7; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K09CJ (Channel 9; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K05HB (Channel 5; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K11CQ (Channel 11; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)
  • K13CP (Channel 13; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: IRON COUNTY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cedar City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 39
Total length: 176 meters (577ft)
Total average daily traffic: 391,121
Total average daily truck traffic: 89,886

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 32
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cedar City, UT

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 84
  • Hazardous Condition: 79
  • Service Call: 16

Incident types - Cedar City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cedar City, UT
Most common first names in Cedar City, UT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6075.0 years
William6073.7 years
Mary5877.4 years
Robert4969.8 years
James4573.3 years
Richard2867.9 years
George2872.5 years
Charles2575.5 years
Joseph2379.6 years
Helen2179.9 years
Most common last names in Cedar City, UT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4678.2 years
Jones4280.3 years
Nelson3875.3 years
Adams3672.2 years
Williams3377.3 years
Anderson2669.5 years
Hunter2473.5 years
Davis2375.6 years
Bulloch2276.6 years
Leigh2179.3 years
Businesses in Cedar City, UT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western2Motel 61
Big O Tires1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Decora Cabinetry2Staples1
Dennys1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway5
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Travelodge1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS9
IHOP1Vans1
Knights Inn1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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