Cedar Falls, Iowa Houses for Sale

Cedar Falls is located in the east-central part of the state of Iowa and a city in Black Hawk County which sits along the Cedar River. The area was settled in 184 and was named Sturgis Falls, however, it was then renamed after the cedar trees that grow along the river. The town has briefly served as the county seat. Upon the arrival of the railroad, and after the end of the American Civil War, the city’s economy boomed and eventually became the shipping center point for lumber, grain, and livestock. The city’s present-day economy was primarily based on the establishment of the University of Northern Iowa, originally founded as the Iowa State Normal School. The economy then now includes some light manufacturing, and includes farm equipment.

Cedar Falls, IA Prices for Houses for Sale

358,003 +13%
350,901 +26%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Cedar Falls Homes for Purchase

43 -4%
64 0%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

23 -41%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 66  
Police Civilians 1  
Total Arrests 148 (2020)
Total Incidents 802 (2020)
CrimeScore 11.98  
National Rank 1322nd  
Statewide Rank 41st  

Local Statistics

Population 40,231 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,987 (26.12%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 2
Assault Offenses 115
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 101
Counterfeiting/Forgery 14
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 119
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 65
Extortion/Blackmail 2
Fraud Offenses 64
Kidnapping/Abduction 1
Larceny/Theft Offenses 354
Motor Vehicle Theft 28
Pornography/Obscene Material 1
Prostitution Offenses 1
Robbery 2
Sex Offenses 15
Stolen Property Offenses 1
Weapon Law Violations 9

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