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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Attractive downtown
-Cost of living

Cons

-Entertainment
-Recent job weakness
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Cedar Rapids Metro Area


Cedar Rapids is a typically Midwestern agricultural and industrial center, the center of which is built on an island at the “rapids” of the Cedar River. Downtown is modern in appearance, with attractive parks and waterfront areas. Arts and culture amenities are better than average for a small city, with a symphony and an art museum that holds the largest collection of works by native son Grant Wood. There are a couple of small colleges in town and some minor league sports.



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Quick Facts About Cedar Rapids


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Cedar Rapids is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Cedar Rapids jobs have Decreased by 0.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cedar Rapids's cost of living is 7.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Cedar Rapids's population is 130,405 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.91 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Cedar Rapids is $151,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.47 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Cedar Rapids public schools spend $14,415 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Cedar Rapids.

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Unfriendly folks
One thing I've noticed about the people in Cedar Rapids is most are unfriendly. People hear how wonderful and friendly Midwest folks are-well not here. If you wave at... (read more)
Don't move here if you are a minority
My spouse works for the Feds and we have travelled and lived all over the US. This is the only city I have been refused service at a coffee house. I am a minority,... (read more)
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