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Welcome to Cedar City ...

The city of Cedar City is located in Iron County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cedar City has a population of 35,032 people<2> (see below for details).

Cedar City was established in 1851.

The city of Cedar City was previously named Coal Creek. Going back to its beginning, The community of Cedar City was originally named Little Muddy. For more information about the names of Cedar City, see The Names of Cedar City on our Genealogy Page.

Cedar City is 5,670 feet [1,728 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Cedar City is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cedar City lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Cedar City (for example, toward Colorado City (AZ)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

The area code for Cedar City: (435)

The ZIP code for Cedar City: 84720<4>

Websites for Cedar City ...

Official Website:   www.cedarcity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chambercedarcity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cedar City had an population of 35,032 people. This is an increase of 21.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 70.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cedar City had a population of 28,857 people (or 62.51% of the total population of Iron County). This makes Cedar City the county's most populous community.

The population of Cedar City represents 1.04% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,857 people, the population of Cedar City increased 40.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,527 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cedar City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Cedar City - they are located in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.

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

Communities near Cedar City ...

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

  • Enoch [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
    • Enoch [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Cedar City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<6>
  • Parowan [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
    • Parowan [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cedar City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<6>
  • Kanarraville [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
    • Kanarraville [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cedar City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<6>
  • New Harmony [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
    • New Harmony [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Cedar City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Harmony<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brian Head [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian Head
      • Brian Head [Iron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Cedar City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brian Head<6>
    • Hamiltons Fort [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamiltons Fort
      • Hamiltons Fort [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cedar City
      • Former names for Hamiltons Fort:
      • Fort Hamblin
      • Fort Sidon
      • Fort Walker
      • Hambleton
      • Hamblin
      • Shirts Creek
      • Sidon
      • Hamiltons Fort has also been known as:
      • Hamilton Fort
      • Hamilton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamiltons Fort
    • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson's Fort
      • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Cedar City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson's Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
      • Johnson's Fort has also been known as:
      • Johnson Springs
    • Fort Johnson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson [Iron County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Cedar City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summit [Iron County]
    • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kanarra
      • Fort Kanarra [Iron County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cedar City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Kanarra. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<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 City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cedar City.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cedar City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cedar City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cedar City ...

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

Adding Cedar City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cedar City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cedar City was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1890.

We also found Cedar City in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cedar City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Iron County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cedar City: www.cedarcity.org/

The official website for Iron County: www.ironnet.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Iron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cedar City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cedar City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cedar City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 City) 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 City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cedar CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6809, Longitude: -113.0670    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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