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Cedar Falls, Iowa

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The location of Cedar Falls

Welcome to Cedar Falls ...

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

The location of Cedar Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<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 2018, Cedar Falls has a population of 41,048 people<3> (see below for details).

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 lies within the (319) area code.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cedar Falls had a population of 39,260 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 36,145 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Cedar Falls had an population of 41,048 people. This is an increase of 4.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.56% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Cedar Falls ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cedar Falls. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Falls. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Cedar Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Waverly   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Cedar Falls

Located in Bremer County

Evansdale   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Cedar Falls

Jesup   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Cedar Falls

Located in Buchanan County

Grundy Center   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cedar Falls

Located in Grundy County

Hudson   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Cedar Falls

La Porte City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Cedar Falls

Parkersburg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Cedar Falls

Located in Butler County

Denver   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cedar Falls

Located in Bremer County

Reinbeck   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cedar Falls

Located in Grundy County

Shell Rock   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cedar Falls

Located in Butler County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cedar Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Black Hawk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cedar Falls:

The official website for Black Hawk County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5198, Longitude: -92.4532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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