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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Welcome to Cedar Rapids ...

The city of Cedar Rapids is located in Linn County 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<1>

A typical abbreviation for Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Cedar Rapids has a population of 133,174 people<2> (see below for details).

Cedar Rapids is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Cedar Rapids lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP codes for Cedar Rapids: 52401-52411, 52497-52499<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Cedar Rapids had an population of 133,174 people. This is an increase of 5.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.28% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Cedar Rapids ...

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 Rapids. 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 Rapids. 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 Rapids. Our list includes 40 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Cedar Rapids ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Marion   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Cedar Rapids

Coralville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Cedar Rapids

Located in Johnson County

North Liberty   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Cedar Rapids

Located in Johnson County

Mount Vernon   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Cedar Rapids

Tiffin   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Cedar Rapids

Located in Johnson County

Robins   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Cedar Rapids

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cedar Rapids

Solon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Cedar Rapids

Located in Johnson County

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cedar Rapids

Ely   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Cedar Rapids

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cedar Rapids:

The official website for Linn County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cedar Rapids.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cedar Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cedar Rapids) 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 Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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