Cedar Rapids, IA
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Cedar Rapids is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 130,405 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids is the second largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Cedar Rapids isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cedar Rapids are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cedar Rapids is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar Rapids who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), sales jobs (11.65%), and management occupations (8.67%).

Also of interest is that Cedar Rapids has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Cedar Rapids is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Cedar Rapids citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.59% of adults in Cedar Rapids have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cedar Rapids in 2010 was $29,643, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,572 for a family of four. However, Cedar Rapids contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cedar Rapids is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cedar Rapids home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cedar Rapids residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cedar Rapids include Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Cedar Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.