Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area, Iowa 

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Population

168,314

+2.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$49,897

Median Home Price

$152,200

Median Age

36.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.3

summer / winter

United States / Iowa / Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area, Iowa

Small-city complex - Northeast Iowa along the Cedar River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Iowa
County:
Metro Area: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area
City: Waterloo, Cedar Falls, 28 total
Zip Codes: 50613, 50701, 50702, 50703, 50677, 50707, 50622, 50651, 50674, 50638, 25 total
Cost of Living: -16.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 868 ft above sea level

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Cost of living
Small town lifestyle
Outdoor recreation
Cons
Harsh winters
Economic cycles
Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls area is a busy manufacturing and agricultural center dominated by such names as John Deere and IBP (meatpacking) among others. The downtown areas are typically Midwestern, functional and attractive mix of old and new. While entertainment and nightlife are minimal, there are waterfront parks and a well-used bike trail running 52 miles to Cedar Rapids on an old railroad grade. There are two noted science museums.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area's cost of living is 16.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area remained slightly Democratic, 50.0% to 48.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area's population is 168,314 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area is Real Estate: $152,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.7%.

SCHOOLS
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area public schools spend $12,549 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Waterloo-Cedar Falls

It's a good time to buy in Waterloo-Cedar Falls. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Waterloo-Cedar Falls is $152,200.
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We are the Cedar Valley of Iowa - 9/26/2017
The Cedar Valley of Iowa is the area within a 25-30-mile radius from the center of Waterloo and Cedar Falls. This is an area where routine economic interactions occur... Read More

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MAPS OF WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS METRO AREA, IOWA
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ZIP CODES IN WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS METRO AREA, IOWA
50613, 50701, 50702, 50703, 50677, 50707, 50622, 50651, 50674, 50638, 25 total

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