Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 40,566 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 19,325  (47.6%)
Females: 21,241  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  26.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50613.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,458 (it was $40,226 in 2000)
Cedar Falls:

$50,458
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,747 (it was $19,140 in 2000)

Cedar Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,814 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Cedar Falls:

$170,814
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $178,051; Detached houses: $189,622; Townhouses or other attached units: $182,556; In 2-unit structures: $324,170; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,695; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,475; Mobile homes: $15,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $763.

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  • Races in Cedar Falls, IA (2013)

    Cedar Falls races chart
    • 36,54791.9%White alone
    • 1,1392.9%Asian alone
    • 9192.3%Black alone
    • 8052.0%Hispanic
    • 2980.7%Two or more races
    • 520.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cedar Falls: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.9%), United States (11.1%), Irish (10.6%), English (8.7%), Norwegian (6.1%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/24/1858

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 28.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,433 people per square mile   (low).

Cedar Falls,IA real estate house value index trend

Cedar Falls, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Cedar Falls:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cedar Falls city:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

975 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Cedar Falls, Iowa as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cedar Falls to the number of sex offenders is 975 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,718 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,448 (1.6%)

Cedar Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (5.5 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (159.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (248.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Waterloo, IA (2.4 miles ), Hudson, IA (2.8 miles ), Janesville, IA (2.9 miles ), Evansdale, IA (3.0 miles ), New Hartford, IA (3.1 miles ), Dike, IA (3.2 miles ), Elk Run Heights, IA (3.2 miles ), Denver, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2000: 107 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2001: 112 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2002: 98 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2003: 156 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2004: 184 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2005: 199 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2006: 206 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2007: 220 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2008: 141 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2009: 160 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2010: 212 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2011: 184 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2012: 190 buildings, average cost: $191,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 92.45 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,409 (+8.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,863 (55.9%)

Area code: 319

Cedar Falls household income distribution Cedar Falls home values distribution

Property values in Cedar Falls, IA


Crime rates in Cedar Falls by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0020001001100
per 100,000 0.00.05.40.00.00.02.70.00.02.52.50.00.0
Rapes 13111310121316122110111519
per 100,000 36.030.335.427.432.935.543.231.854.925.427.937.947.2
Robberies 47524591093443
per 100,000 11.119.313.65.511.013.624.326.523.57.610.110.17.5
Assaults 9393948254687610710157552830
per 100,000 257.6256.4255.8224.3148.0185.5205.4283.4263.9144.9139.470.874.6
Burglaries 1541291381498814011611311111311910480
per 100,000 426.5355.6375.5407.6241.2381.8313.6299.3290.0287.2301.5263.0198.9
Thefts 845860802684540703666536519552453520391
per 100,000 2,340.32,370.82,182.31,871.01,479.91,917.41,800.21,419.51,356.11,402.81,147.81,315.1972.3
Auto thefts 34493324343839222319332324
per 100,000 94.2135.189.865.693.2103.6105.458.360.148.383.658.259.7
Arson 38826971273713
per 100,000 8.322.121.85.516.424.518.931.818.37.617.72.57.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 207.5204.8208.0171.1138.0175.2184.4166.7177.0132.2127.6119.1108.8

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

Crime rate in Cedar Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 43 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2,251 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cedar Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Cedar Falls city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 28.2 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cedar Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 369.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 350.4 miles away from Cedar Falls center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 281.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 398.8 miles away from Cedar Falls center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 401.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Black Hawk County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cedar Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Gil Gutknecht - Politician, Marc Andreessen - Blogger, Nick Ring - Box, Gerald Guralnik - Physicist, John H. Livingston - Aviator, Terry Stotts - Basketball player-coach, Roger Jepsen - Politician, Gary Kroeger - Game show host, Matt Wagner (baseball) - Baseball player, Troy Stedman - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Cedar Falls:

  • CARLTON DRIVE GROUP HOME (3916 CARLTON DRIVE)
  • HIGHLAND DRIVE GROUP HOME (202 HIGHLAND DRIVE)
  • ROWND STREET GROUP HOME (2714 ROWND STREET)
  • SARTORI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 515 COLLEGE STREET)
  • THEIMER GROUP HOME (1605 THEIMER)
  • CEDAR FALLS HEALTH CARE CENTER (1728 WEST EIGHTH STREET)
  • MARTIN HEALTH CENTER, INC (420 EAST 11TH STREET)
  • NEWALDAYA LIFESCAPES (7511 UNIVERSITY AVENUE)
  • WINDSOR NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (2305 CRESCENT DRIVE)

Airports located in Cedar Falls:

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Colleges/Universities in Cedar Falls:

  • University of Northern Iowa (Full-time enrollment: 10,816; Location: 1227 W 27th St; Public; Website: www.uni.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus (FT enrollment: 880; Location: 7009 Nordic Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kaplanuniversity.edu/cedar-falls-iowa.aspx; Offers Master's degree)
  • La James International College-Cedar Falls (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 6322 University Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lajamesinternational.com)

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

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 9 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 40 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 54 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 56 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 59 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Iowa State University (about 71 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

Public high schools in Cedar Falls:

Private high school in Cedar Falls:

  • VALLEY LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 4520 ROWND ST; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cedar Falls:

Private elementary/middle school in Cedar Falls:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 615 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Cedar Falls

Library in Cedar Falls:

  • CEDAR FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,491,110; Location: 524 MAIN ST; 129,314 books; 3,555 audio materials; 3,288 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 261 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please list Wartburg College in Waverly, IA as a nearby college. It is only 20 minutes from Cedar Falls and it is a great college!

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Notable locations in Cedar Falls: Cedar Falls (A), Washington Park Golf Course (B), Walters Ridge Golf Course (C), Pheasant Ridge Golf Course (D), Jennings Court (E), Hillside Courts (F), Center for Energy and Environmental Education (G), Industrial Technology Center (H), College Courts (I), Visitor and Information Center (J), Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (K), Shull Hall (L), Noehren Hall (M), Redeker Center (N), Biology Research Complex (O), Latham Hall (P), Gilchrist Hall (Q), Rider Hall (R), Hagemann Hall (S), McCollum Science Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Thunder Ridge Mall (1), College Square Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cedar Falls include: Immanuel Southern Baptist Church (A), Trinity Wesleyan Church (B), Cedar Falls Church of Christ (C), First Christian Science Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Saint Patrick Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pet Haven Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Big Woods Lake (A), Prairie Lakes (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snag Creek (A), Dry Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cedar Falls include: Clay Street Park (1), Historic Cedar Falls State Historical Marker (2), First Settlers in Black Hawk County Historical Marker (3), Sturgis Park (4), Dedication to Peter Melendy Historical Marker (5), Peter Melendy Park (6), Dedication to Zimri Streeter Historical Marker (7), Prairie Lakes Park (8), Eldorado Heights Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Antique Acres (Museums; 7610 Waverly Road) (1), Hearst Center for the Arts (Museums; 304 West Seerley Boulevard) (2), George WYTH House & Viking Pump Museum (303 Franklin Street) (3), Cedar Falls Historical Society (Museums; 303 Franklin Street) (4), Cedar Falls Historical (Museums; 121 Center Street) (5), Hartman Reserve Nature (Nature Centers; 657 Reserve Drive) (6), Stimulus Entertainment (Arcades & Amusements; 3029 Rainbow Drive) (7), Short's Travel Managament Inc (Tours & Charters; 6301 University Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Garden Motel (1710 West 1st Street) (1), Trails End Lodge (122 Washington Street) (2), Greenstreets (5826 University Avenue) (3), Red Fox Inn (1900 Heritage Way) (4), Americinn Lodge & Suites (5818 Nordic Drive) (5), Country Inn-Stes Cedar Falls (2910 South Main Street) (6), Black Hawk Hotel (115 Main Street) (7), Days Inn Cedar Falls IA (5826 University Avenue Building 2) (8), University Inn (4711 University Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Black Hawk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.14

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

CEDAR FALLS MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITIES (Population served: 39,260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cedar Falls that have no violations reported:

  • CEDAR FALLS MOBILE HOME VILLAGE (Address: 4107 HORSESHOE DR , Population served: 440, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DIETRICK MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 34304 160TH ST , Population served: 212, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PHEASANT RIDGE PRO SHOP (Address: 110 E 13TH ST , Population served: 155, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROBINSON-DRESSER SPORTS COMPLEX (Address: 2001 FAIRVIEW DR , Population served: 128, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.5% for Black residents, 42.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Cedar Falls in 2010:

  • 4,186 people in college/university student housing
  • 354 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Cedar Falls in 2000:

  • 4,005 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 524 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other group homes

Cedar Falls, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Cedar Falls compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • UNI-Dome. University of Northern Iowa.

Banks with most branches in Cedar Falls (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cedar Falls Washington Branch, Cedar Heights Branch, Cedar Falls College Square Mall Bran. 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
  • Lincoln Savings Bank: at 301 Washington Street, branch established on 1902/01/01; Viking Road Branch at 225 West Viking Road, branch established on 2003/10/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $582.9 mil, Deposits: $430.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Depot Branch at 422 Main, branch established on 1987/07/01; University Avenue Branch at 4417 University Avenue, branch established on 1961/07/11. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cedar Falls Branch at 302 Main Street, branch established on 1928/10/27; College Square Branch at 6309 University Avenue, branch established on 1985/12/31. 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
  • First National Bank: West Branch at 2421 White Tail Drive, branch established on 1999/04/16; Cedar Falls Branch at 602 Main Street, branch established on 1917/05/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $287.8 mil, Deposits: $248.0 mil, headquarters in Waverly, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Waverly Corporation
  • Community National Bank: University Avenue Branch at 6004 University Avenue, branch established on 2000/05/22; Cedar Falls Branch at 2322 West 1st Street, branch established on 1997/08/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $225.1 mil, Deposits: $199.6 mil, headquarters in Waterloo, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community National Bancorporation
  • BankIowa of Cedar Rapids: University Avenue Branch at 6804 University Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $464.4 mil, Deposits: $375.8 mil, headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Ban Corporation
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Cedar Falls Branch at 205 West 2nd Street, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • MidWestOne Bank: Cedar Falls - Branch 37 at 4510 Prairie Pkwy, branch established on 2008/01/09. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cedar Falls, Iowa:

  • Clarion Inn Hotel, 5826 University Ave Bldg 1, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 277-2230, Fax: (319) 277-0364
  • Americinn Lodge And Suites, 5818 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 277-6166, Fax: (319) 266-7970
  • Country Inn & Suites, 2910 South Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 268-1800, Fax: (319) 268-9130
  • Wingate Cedar Falls, 1614 Technology Pkwy, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 277-2400, Fax: (319) 277-2411
  • Days Inn Cedar Falls, 5826 University Ave Bldg 2, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (317) 266-1222, Fax: (319) 266-3011
  • Comfort Suites, 7402 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 273-9999, Fax: (319) 277-2559
  • Super 8 Cedar Falls, 7515 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 266-6988, Fax: (319) 266-6985
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 , Phone: (319) 266-6611
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cedar Falls city (based on Black Hawk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant24,94754
Catholic20,04911
Evangelical Protestant14,57777
Black Protestant9,11611
Other2,39211
Orthodox601
None59,949-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Black Hawk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Black Hawk County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Black Hawk County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Black Hawk County:

26.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$56,461$67,7531$1,628
Other Government Administration 21$121,925$69,6719$6,853
Judicial and Legal 2$16,299$97,7940$0
Police Protection - Officers 42$217,262$62,0750$0
Police - Other 2$7,122$42,73217$15,199
Firefighters 32$162,373$60,8909$5,011
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,239
Streets and Highways 35$163,550$56,0741$1,951
Solid Waste Management 7$26,776$45,9029$14,101
Sewerage 14$65,707$56,3201$2,059
Parks and Recreation 14$70,828$60,71097$60,437
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,798$47,1921$2,099
Water Supply 18$110,955$73,9700$0
Electric Power 127$776,689$73,3880$0
Gas Supply 36$221,911$73,9700$0
Local Libraries 10$37,487$44,98419$27,896
Other and Unallocable 15$73,133$58,50627$54,736
Totals for Government 388$2,140,276$66,194192$194,209

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,446,000 ($232.86)
    Regular Highways: $6,074,000 ($149.73)
    Sewerage: $1,000,000 ($24.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $275,000 ($6.78)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,088,000 ($643.10)
    Gas Utilities: $17,434,000 ($429.77)
    General - Other: $9,285,000 ($228.89)
    Police Protection: $3,767,000 ($92.86)
    Regular Highways: $3,586,000 ($88.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,541,000 ($87.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,793,000 ($68.85)
    Water Utilities: $2,242,000 ($55.27)
    Sewerage: $1,755,000 ($43.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,704,000 ($42.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,686,000 ($41.56)
    Libraries: $1,178,000 ($29.04)
    Central Staff Services: $586,000 ($14.45)
    General Public Buildings: $550,000 ($13.56)
    Financial Administration: $522,000 ($12.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $471,000 ($11.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000 ($5.52)
    Parking Facilities: $222,000 ($5.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $209,000 ($5.15)
    Hospitals: $169,000 ($4.17)
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,000 ($0.39)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($0.37)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $503,000 ($12.40)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $116,000 ($2.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,596,000 ($39.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,324,000 ($32.64)
    Sewerage: $532,000 ($13.11)
    Regular Highways: $329,000 ($8.11)
    Parking Facilities: $71,000 ($1.75)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($1.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($1.28)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($0.64)
    General Public Building: $9,000 ($0.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($0.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000 ($0.10)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,598,000 ($359.86)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $8,176,000 ($201.55)
    Sewerage: $3,675,000 ($90.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,555,000 ($62.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,629,000 ($40.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $71,000 ($1.75)
    Parking Facilities: $40,000 ($0.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,040,000 ($50.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $928,000 ($22.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,322,000 ($57.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $660,000 ($16.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $464,000 ($11.44)
    Rents: $355,000 ($8.75)
    Sale of Property: $63,000 ($1.55)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.20)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $31,396,000 ($773.95)
    Gas Utilities: $17,979,000 ($443.20)
    Water Utilities: $2,482,000 ($61.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,051,000 ($75.21)
    All Other: $1,502,000 ($37.03)
  • Tax - Property: $17,211,000 ($424.27)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,047,000 ($99.76)
    Other License: $983,000 ($24.23)
    Other Selective Sales: $552,000 ($13.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $398,000 ($9.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,693,000 ($1939.88)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,083,000 ($1382.51)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,530,000 ($900.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,920,000 ($343.14)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,577,000 ($408.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,304,000 ($2546.57)

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Bremer County, IA  0.35% ($38,088 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.32% ($26,264)
from Polk County, IA  0.23% ($33,018)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,596 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Polk County, IA  0.40% ($36,292 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.36% ($44,102)
to Linn County, IA  0.33% ($29,311)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cedar Falls:

  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWOF (850 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWAY (1470 AM; 1 kW; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cedar Falls:

  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCVM (96.1 FM; HUDSON, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBBG (88.1 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: AFRO AMERICAN COMMUNITY B/CSTING,INC)
  • KWAY-FM (99.3 FM; WAVERLY, IA; Owner: AEL SUHR ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCRR (97.7 FM; GRUNDY CENTER, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Cedar Falls:

  • K44FK (Channel 44; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cedar Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cedar Falls)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cedar Falls, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cedar Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Cedar Falls)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 46 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED165$145,939389$148,417824$144,87136$74,9717$378,19384$95,5013$22,157
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$144,62734$147,83662$163,0221$107,3701$2,788,0002$165,8202$58,255
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$119,56422$165,01588$155,32519$72,2790$08$97,4693$25,990
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$125,41429$160,499108$163,3122$163,8700$05$95,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$112,4401$309,98017$188,9740$00$01$180,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0022.00 , 0023.01, 0023.02, 0024.00, 0025.00, 0026.01, 0026.03, 0026.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED107$161,22868$173,6011$65,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$165,31913$166,4020$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$245,9702$214,8300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$140,1671$262,1200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$102,0001$95,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0022.00 , 0023.01, 0023.02, 0024.00, 0025.00, 0026.01, 0026.03, 0026.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Cedar Falls

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cedar Falls, IA
Most common first names in Cedar Falls, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18078.1 years
Mary15680.5 years
Robert12375.2 years
William11977.3 years
Helen10182.4 years
James9675.2 years
Donald9374.0 years
Margaret8984.2 years
George8881.6 years
Dorothy8681.1 years
Most common last names in Cedar Falls, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9179.0 years
Miller8779.8 years
Johnson7679.6 years
Hansen6979.4 years
Petersen5082.8 years
Nelson4776.1 years
Jensen4581.6 years
Christensen4380.0 years
Brown3982.6 years
Anderson3880.5 years
Businesses in Cedar Falls, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike5
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
CVS1Panera Bread1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut2
Clarion1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves1Starbucks2
Dairy Queen1Suburban1
Days Inn1Subway4
Express1Super 81
Famous Footwear1Target1
FedEx7The Room Place1
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop2UPS9
H&R Block2Victoria's Secret1
Holiday Inn1Village Inn1
Honda1Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kincaid1Wingate1

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  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
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