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The 2000 Census showed that Cedar County had a population of 18,187 people. This represented 0.62% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 99 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cedar had a population of 18,006 people. This is a decrease of 1% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201018,499+1.72%+2.74% since 2009
200918,006-1%-0.23% since 2008
200818,047-0.77%+0.54% since 2007
200717,950-1.3%-0.28% since 2006
200618,000-1.03%+0.37% since 2005
200517,933-1.4%-0.54% since 2004
200418,030-0.86%-0.16% since 2003
200218,049-0.76%-0.14% since 2001
200118,074-0.62%-0.62% since 2000
200018,187The Last Census

Cedar County had 7,570 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cedar County has a total area<3> of 581 square miles [1,507 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.44 square miles [6.31 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cedar County had a population density of 31.38 people per square mile [12.12 people/km²], making it the state's 42nd most densely populated county (out of 99 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cedar County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cedar and the state of Iowa.

Click here for the Cedar County QuickFact (QF-19031).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cedar County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cedar County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ClintonQF-19045   E48,93450,149-2.42%
JohnsonQF-19103   W131,005111,00618.02%
JonesQF-19105   N20,36420,2210.71%
LinnQF-19113   NW209,226191,7019.14%
MuscatineQF-19139   S42,93441,7222.9%
ScottQF-19163   SE166,650158,6685.03%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cedar. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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