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The economy of Cedar Rapids, IA employs 69,528 people. The economy of Cedar Rapids, IA is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.67; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cedar Rapids, IA are Manufacturing (11,232), Retail trade (10,056), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,286), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,039), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,716), and Finance & Insurance ($43,108).

Median household income in Cedar Rapids, IA is $55,359. Males in Cedar Rapids, IA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,170. The income inequality of Cedar Rapids, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cedar Rapids, IA. In Linn County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,419. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Cedar Rapids, IA is from the county of Linn County, IA.

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Cedar Rapids, IA is home to a population of 129,537 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cedar Rapids, IA is composed of 109,351 White residents (84.4%), 7,747 Black residents (5.98%), 4,811 Hispanic residents (3.71%), 3,704 Two+ residents (2.86%), and 3,437 Asian residents (2.65%). The most common foreign languages in Cedar Rapids, IA are Spanish (2,554 speakers), German (392 speakers), and French (370 speakers), but compared to other places, Cedar Rapids, IA has a relative high number of Laotian (112 speakers), German (392 speakers), and Hindi (280 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cedar Rapids, IA awarded 3,794 degrees. The student population of Cedar Rapids, IA is skewed towards females, with 1,525 male students and 2,269 female students. Most students in Cedar Rapids, IA are White (3,007 and 79.3%), followed by Unknown (306 and 8.07%), Black or African American (146 and 3.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (102 and 2.69%). The largest universities in Cedar Rapids, IA by number of graduates are Kirkwood Community College (2,432 and 64.1%), Mount Mercy University (603 and 15.9%), and Coe College (408 and 10.8%). The most popular majors in Cedar Rapids, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (980 and 25.8%), Registered Nursing (179 and 4.72%), and General Business Administration & Management (87 and 2.29%). The median tuition costs in Cedar Rapids, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,496 and $29,496 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cedar Rapids, IA is $136,700, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $136,400 to $136,700, a 0.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Cedar Rapids, IA is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cedar Rapids, IA have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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