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Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area.

The latitude of Cedar Falls is 42.527N. The longitude is -92.445W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,429.


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Median household income
Local
$40,226
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cedar Falls demographic reports
Cedar Falls is on the Cedar River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 114. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bess Streeter Aldrich, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sturgis Falls Celebration - June 22-24, 2007
  • Maple Syrup Festival - March 3-4, 2007
  • Cedar Basin Jazz Festival - June 22-24, 2007
  • College Hill Arts Festival - July 20-21, 2007
  • Earth Fair - April 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cedar Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: George Wyth State Park, Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: George Wyth House & Viking Pump Museum, Ice House Museum, Little Red Schoolhouse, University Museum, Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Northern Iowa
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cedar Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Black Hawk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Waterloo-Cedar Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Cedar Falls residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cedar Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cedar Falls was $19,140, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Cedar Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cedar Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $908.


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Libraries in Cedar Falls include Cedar Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cedar Falls include Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUNI.

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Black Hawk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cedar Falls political report.

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The average commute time for Cedar Falls workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cedar Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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