Cedar County

The people of Cedar county welcome you with friendly faces and open arms. Each community within Cedar county may be small in numbers but big in heart. The communities have a well-balanced and diverse population with regard to age. The median age for males is 41.0 and females is 43.6. There are 7,511 households in Cedar county and 5,181 (69.0%) of those are family households. The percent of population in owner occupied units is 79.7% compared to the state of Iowa with 72.8%, and the United States which has 65.2%.

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Cedar county is located in the east central portion of Iowa. This prime location has an affordable cost of doing business and living, access to markets and a top notch workforce which makes Cedar county a great place to conduct business and live.

Our centralized region offers multiple transportation options and cost-effective access to domestic and international markets. With easy access to four interstates and over a dozen state and federal highways, Cedar county is within a three and a half hour truck drive of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Chicago, Indianapolis and Omaha. Within a day’s drive one can reach most of the U.S. business population and parts of Canada.

Iowa Roads

Less than an hour away from Cedar county is the Mississippi River with Port/Barge access flowing from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and on to foreign ports. The port services have 46 public and private barge terminals; all terminals have direct highway access and three have rail access.

Cedar county has five public community school districts. All of them are smaller in size but provide many opportunities:

Cedar county has 18 colleges and universities within a 90 mile radius, including three community colleges, two public universities and 11 private colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning.

Small College Life

Although Cedar county is mostly known for its location, there are many beautiful sights to see and friendly people to visit.  Hopefully you have found this information useful and take time to stop by and visit any community in Cedar county.  For more information please feel free to contact us at ccedco@windstream.net or visit the Cedar County website.

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