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Cedar Rapids is a city in Linn County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Cedar River.
The latitude of Cedar Rapids is 42.008N. The longitude is -91.643W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 122,542.
A precursor of Quaker Oats, the North Star Oatmeal Mill, was founded here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cedar Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Linn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cedar Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52401 ZIP code.
31% of Cedar Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cedar Rapids ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cedar Rapids was $22,589, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Cedar Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Cedar Rapids include May's Island Historic District, Second and Third Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cedar Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $447. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $920.
Libraries in Cedar Rapids include Cedar Rapids Public Library, West Side Library Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cedar Rapids include Gazette
TV stations in Cedar Rapids include KCRG, KFXA, KGAN, KPXR.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCCK-FM.
Linn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cedar Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Cedar Rapids workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cedar Rapids 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.
Cedar Rapids, IAPros: Great People
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The new City Manager and Council who have little to no city leadership experience are redirecting the city spending to special projects while demoting and firing city employees and telling everyone that the city is is serious financial trouble...
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