Community Profile

Cedar Falls Community Profile


Date of Incorporation 1854
Form of Government Council-Mayor
Current Population (2020 Census) 40,713
Estimated Population (2019 Census Estimate) 40,536
University Student Population (2020) 9,522
Land Area (square miles) 30.3
Unemployment Rate (BLS Jan 2021) 4.9%
Total Property Values (FY22) $3,432,518,333
Building Permits (FY21 New Residential) 108
Total Permit Value (FY21) $182,000,000
School Enrollment (2020-21) 5,594
Miles of Streets (2021) 251
Number of Parks and Playgrounds (2021) 48
Acres of Parks and Playgrounds (2021) 1,007
Golf Courses (2021) 2
Libraries (2021) 1
Hospitals (2021) 1
Bond Rating (2021) Aaa1
Tax Rates per $1,000 Value (FY22) $11.38 (0.44% decrease)
Tax Per Capita (FY 22) $573.18
Full-Time Employees per 1,000 residents (FY20) 5.08 (Lowest among 20 largest in Iowa)