Cedar Rapids is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 132,228 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids is the second largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cedar Rapids is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.46%), sales jobs (11.29%), and management occupations (9.56%).
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 19.16 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.
In terms of college education, Cedar Rapids is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Cedar Rapids have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cedar Rapids in 2010 was $31,585, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,340 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 German, Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Cedar Rapids is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.