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Welcome to Cedar Falls ...

The city of Cedar Falls is located in Black Hawk County<1>.

When the people of Cedar Falls refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cedar Fallsan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cedar Falls has a population of 40,321 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cedar Falls.

Cedar Falls is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Cedar Falls lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cedar Falls is within the (319) area code.

The ZIP codes for Cedar Falls: 50613-50614<5>

Websites for Cedar Falls ...

Official Website:   www.ci.cedar-falls.ia.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cedarfalls.org/

Junior League:   www.jlwcf.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cedar Falls had an population of 40,321 people. This is an increase of 2.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cedar Falls had a population of 39,260 people (which is 29.95% of the total population of Black Hawk County). This makes Cedar Falls the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cedar Falls represents 1.29% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,260 people, the population of Cedar Falls increased 8.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 36,145 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cedar Falls.

Communities Also Named Cedar Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Cedar Falls - they are located in Kansas (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cedar Falls.

Communities near Cedar Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cedar Falls.

  • Waterloo [Black Hawk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo [Black Hawk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Cedar Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,292 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterloo<7>
  • Waverly [Bremer County]
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    • Waverly [Bremer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Cedar Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,298 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
  • Evansdale [Black Hawk County]
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    • Evansdale [Black Hawk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Cedar Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansdale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansdale<7>
  • Jesup [Buchanan County]
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    • Jesup [Buchanan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Cedar Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,711 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesup have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jesup<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hudson [Black Hawk County]
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      • Hudson [Black Hawk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Parkersburg [Butler County]
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      • Parkersburg [Butler County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<7>
    • Denver [Bremer County]
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      • Denver [Bremer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<7>
    • Reinbeck [Grundy County]
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      • Reinbeck [Grundy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reinbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reinbeck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reinbeck<7>
    • Shell Rock [Butler County]
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      • Shell Rock [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shell Rock<7>
    • Dike [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dike
      • Dike [Grundy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Cedar Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dike
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dike<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cedar Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cedar Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cedar Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cedar Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Falls. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cedar Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cedar Falls ...

Looking for more information about Cedar Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cedar Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cedar Falls.

Adding Cedar Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cedar Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cedar Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cedar Falls on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cedar Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Black Hawk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cedar Falls: www.ci.cedar-falls.ia.us/

The official website for Black Hawk County: www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Black Hawk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cedar Falls refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cedar Falls may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cedar Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cedar Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cedar Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cedar Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Cedar Falls includes: 50613 & 50614.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cedar Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5350, Longitude: -92.4456    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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