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Cedar Rapids: Introduction
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Cedar Rapids

The City in Brief

Founded: 1841 (incorporated, 1849)

Head Official: Mayor Paul D. Pate (since 2002)

City Population

1980: 110,243

1990: 108,772

2000: 120,758

2003 estimate: 122,542

Percent change, 1990–2000: 10.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 141st

U.S. rank in 1990: 174th

U.S. rank in 2000: 181st (State rank: 2nd)

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 169,775

1990: 168,767

2000: 191,701

2003 estimate: 196,006

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.6%

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 173rd

Area: 63 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 733 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 49.6° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 36.39 inches of rain, 34.4 inches of snow

Major Economic Sectors: Services, trade, manufacturing

Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $22,589 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 7,233

Major Colleges and Universities: Coe College; Mount Mercy College

Daily Newspaper: Cedar Rapids Gazette

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