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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cedar City who work in office and administrative support (11.07%), sales jobs (9.81%), and management occupations (9.74%).
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.
One of the benefits of Cedar City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.23 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 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 $18,887, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,548 for a family of four. However, Cedar City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cedar City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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.