Community Profile

Cedar Falls Community Profile


Date of Incorporation 1854
Form of Government Council-Mayor
Current Population (2010 Census) 39,260
Estimated Population (2018 Census Estimate) 41,048
University Student Population (2019) 10,497
Land Area (square miles) 29.9
Unemployment Rate (BLS July 2019) 3.3%
Total Property Values (FY20) $3,195,848,285
Building Permits (FY19 New Residential) 100
Total Permit Value (FY19) $102,600,000
School Enrollment (2019-20) 5,527
Miles of Streets (2019) 251
Number of Parks and Playgrounds (2019) 44
Acres of Parks and Playgrounds (2019) 923
Golf Courses (2019) 2
Libraries (2019) 1
Hospitals (2019) 1
Bond Rating (2019) Aa1
Tax Rates per $1,000 Value (FY20) $10.95 (2.41% decrease)
Tax Per Capita (FY 29) $525.13
Full-Time Employees per 1,000 residents (FY20) 4.74 (Lowest among 20 largest in Iowa)