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The City of Cedar City had a population of 30,712 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cedar City is located at latitude 37.6829 and longitude -113.0955 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cedar City (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,846 feet.

The City of Cedar City (GNIS ID: 2409415) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cedar City is located within Cedar City Division of Iron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cedar City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cedar City: Coal Creek.

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Cedar City, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,712
Daytime Population: Workers 16,695
Daytime Population: Residents 16,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 29,909
Population in Familes 23,712
Population in Group Qrtrs 803
Population Density2 857
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $42,251
Average Household Income $58,088
Per Capita Income $19,708


Total Housing Units 11,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,263 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,862 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,634 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $229,601
Average Home Value $258,422


Total Households 10,124
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 7,046
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.0% 1.14%
Households 1.06% 1.13%
Families 0.98% 1.03%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Cedar City, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cedar City to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 91st
Population Density # 107 67th
Diversity Index # 107 66th
Median Household Income # 282 14th
Per Capita Income # 264 19th

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