Cedar City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 30,184 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cedar City is the 25th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cedar City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cedar City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar City who work in teaching (11.01%), office and administrative support (10.97%), and sales jobs (10.97%).
In addition, Cedar City is a college town. There are a lot of students in Cedar City attending college, and as a result Cedar City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.21 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Cedar City 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: 33.64% of adults in Cedar City have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cedar City in 2010 was $17,737, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,948 for a family of four. However, Cedar City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Cedar City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cedar City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cedar City include German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Cedar City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.