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Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cedar Falls is located at 42°31'25" North, 92°26'47" West (42.523520, -92.446402).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 36,145 people, 12,833 households, and 7,558 families residing in the city. The population density is 493.1/km² (1,277.2/mi²). There are 13,271 housing units at an average density of 181.1/km² (468.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.14% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 12,833 households out of which 26.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% are non-families. 25.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the city the population is spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 30.6% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $40,226, and the median income for a family is $56,158. Males have a median income of $37,235 versus $26,312 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,140. 16.7% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Annabeth Gish, actress
- Robert James Waller, author of The Bridges of Madison County
- Kurt Warner, NFL quarterback, played for the St. Louis Rams and New York Giants, currently on the Arizona Cardinals; a University of Northern Iowa alumnus
- Official City of Cedar Falls Website
- UNI - University of Northern Iowa
- Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce
- Sturgis Falls Celebration Website
- Chicago Tribune Article about controversial 1975 Cedar Falls murder
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