Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a vibrant urban hometown in the heart of east central Iowa. As the second largest city in the state, we are…
- The largest corn-processing city in the world
- One of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States
- One of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America
- More Cedar Rapids National Rankings
According to the US Census Bureau, 126,326 people live in Cedar Rapids. The population of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), representing three counties, is 256,324 people. That’s more than 8% growth since 2000. Here’s more demographic information about Cedar Rapids and the region.
Business & Industry
Cedar Rapids is home to almost 300 different manufacturing plants and two dozen Fortune 500 companies, including Rockwell Collins, AEGON, General Mills, Cargill, Penford, Quaker Oats, Archer Daniels Midland and Nordstrom. Our city anchors Iowa's Creative Corridor.
Learn more about our successful businesses through the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.