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Welcome to Cedar Rapids ...

The city of Cedar Rapids is located in Linn County<1> and is the County Seat for Linn County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cedar Rapids has a population of 133,562 people<3> (see below for details).

Cedar Rapids is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Cedar Rapids is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP codes for Cedar Rapids: 52401-52411, 52497-52499<5>

Websites for Cedar Rapids ...

Official Website:   www.cedar-rapids.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cedarrapids.org/

Junior League:   www.juniorleaguecr.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cedar Rapids had an population of 133,562 people. This is an increase of 5.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cedar Rapids had a population of 126,326 people (which is 59.81% of the total population of Linn County). This makes Cedar Rapids the county's most populous community.

The population of Cedar Rapids represents 4.15% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 126,326 people, the population of Cedar Rapids increased 4.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 120,758 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cedar Rapids ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cedar Rapids - they are located in Nebraska and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Cedar Rapids ...

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

  • Marion [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Linn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Cedar Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,359 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<8>
  • Coralville [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coralville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coralville
    • Coralville [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Cedar Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,290 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coralville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coralville<8>
  • North Liberty [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Liberty
    • North Liberty [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Cedar Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,501 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<8>
  • Mount Vernon [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Linn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Cedar Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tiffin [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffin
      • Tiffin [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<8>
    • Robins [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robins have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robins
      • Robins [Linn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robins
    • Fairfax [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfax have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Linn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,856 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<8>
    • Solon [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solon
      • Solon [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,690 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<8>
    • Center Point [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Linn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<8>
    • Ely [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ely have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ely
      • Ely [Linn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Cedar Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ely<8>

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 Rapids. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cedar Rapids.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cedar Rapids. 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 Rapids.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar Rapids. Our list includes 40 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cedar Rapids.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cedar Rapids ...

Looking for more information about Cedar Rapids? 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 Rapids, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cedar Rapids.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cedar Rapids: www.cedar-rapids.org/

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.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 Linn, 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 Rapids 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 Rapids 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 Rapids.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cedar Rapids - 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 Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cedar Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Cedar Rapids includes: 52401, 52402, 52403, 52404, 52405, 52406, 52407, 52408, 52409, 52410, 52497, 52498 & 52499.
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cedar Rapids) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cedar Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9786, Longitude: -91.6667    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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