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

The community of Tipton is the Seat for Cedar County.

Cedar County was founded December 21, 1837.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cedar had a population of 18,006 people. This is a decrease of 1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 18,187 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cedar represented 0.62% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 99 counties).

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
200018,187The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Cedar County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cedar County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Tipton   3,0143,1554.47% decrease  
Wilton   2,8392,8290.35% increase  
West Branch   2,3072,1885.44% increase  
Durant   1,7041,6771.61% increase  
Mechanicsville   1,1401,1732.81% decrease  

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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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