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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Nickname: City of Five Seasons, CR
Location in the State of Iowa
Location in the State of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°58′59″N 91°40′7″W / 41.98306, -91.66861
Country United States
State Iowa
County Linn
Incorporated 1849
Government
 - Mayor Kay Halloran (D)
Area
 - City 64.4 sq mi (166.8 km²)
 - Land 63.1 sq mi (163.5 km²)
 - Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km²)
Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 124,417
 - Density 1,912.6/sq mi (738.4/km²)
 - Metro 246,412
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52400-52499
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-12000
GNIS feature ID 0465941
Website: http://www.cedar-rapids.org/

Cedar Rapids is the county seat of Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 120,758 at the 2000 census, with an estimated 2006 population of 124,417,[1] making it the second largest city in Iowa after Des Moines; the 2006 estimated population of the three-county metropolitan area is 249,320.[2] The city is named after the Cedar River. Image File history File links Cedar_Rapids_skyline. ... Image File history File links Cedar_Rapids_flag. ... Image File history File links Logo_cr. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Linn_County_Iowa_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Cedar_Rapids_Highlighted. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Cedar Rapids has been residence to famous figures, including American artist Grant Wood, the Wright brothers,[3][4] journalist and historian William L. Shirer, writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, actors Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, Ron Livingston, and Dr. Alexander Lippisch. See also Notable natives on this page. American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (19 August 1871 – 30 January 1948) and Wilbur (16 April 1867 – 30 May 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited[1][2][3] with inventing and building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human... Shirer (at far left) after winning a National Book Award in 1961 for his The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, pictured with fellow authors and award winners Conrad Richter and Randall Jarrell. ... Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. ... Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor and producer best known for playing Michael Kelso in the television series That 70s Show. ... Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. ... Ronald Joseph Livingston (born June 5, 1967) is an American film and television actor. ... Alexander Lippisch earned his PhD in 1943 at the University of Heidelberg. ...


A unique attribute of Cedar Rapids is that its city hall and county courthouse are located on Mays Island, an island on the Cedar River running through the city. Cedar Rapids is one of only two mainland cities to have their governmental offices on an island (the other being Paris, France). The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


Cedar Rapids is known as the City of Five Seasons; the traditional four seasons and a "fifth season" is "a time to enjoy" the other four.[5] The symbol of the five seasons is the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in downtown Cedar Rapids. The name "Five Seasons" and representations of the sculpture appear in many forms.

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Geography

Cedar Rapids is located at 41°58′59″N, 91°40′7″W (41.983100, -91.668529).[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64.4 square miles (166.8 km²), of which, 63.1 square miles (163.5 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it (1.99%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


ZIP codes

Cedar Rapids is divided into fourteen ZIP Codes. Mays Island and the downtown area are covered by 52401. The northeast quadrant is covered by 52402 and 52411. The southeast quadrant is covered by 52403. The southwest quadrant is covered by 52404. The northwest quadrant is covered by 52405. Post office boxes are covered by ZIP codes 52406, 52407, 52408, 52409, and 52410. Several other ZIP codes are for specific business (Aegon USA, Rockwell Collins, etc.). Mr. ... A Post Office box is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post Office station. ... AEGON N.V. (Euronext: AGN, NYSE: AEG) is one of the world’s leading insurance companies ranked by market capitalization and assets. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ...


Streets and addresses

The city is divided into four quadrants. For addresses, from north to south the city is divided by 1st Avenue (Business Highway 151), and east to west by the Cedar River. A street address in Cedar Rapids usually consists of the house number, the street name, and the quadrant. For example, 123 Example St NW. The quadrants are one of four labels; NE, SE, SW, or NW. The only exception would be government addresses on Mays Island, which have no quadrant label. The Cedar River may refer to: The Cedar River in Iowa in the United States. ... Abbey Road in London A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. ...


1st Avenue and the Cedar River (as well as the downtown area) tend to run diagonally instead of straight north/south/east/west. (In fact, 1st Avenue runs directly west-east on the west side of the city, SW to NE in the middle, and south-north on the east side.) Thus, the area designated NE is geographically the northern section from east to west. NW is a small western contingent, SE is the eastern contingent, and SW is the southern contingent. There are some areas in western Cedar Rapids where some NW addresses are actually south of some SW addresses.


Transportation

Cedar Rapids is served by The Eastern Iowa Airport (formerly known as the Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport), a regional airport that connects with other regional and international airports. The Eastern Iowa Airport (IATA: CID, ICAO: KCID) is a commercial airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the United States. ...


Interstate 380, part of the Avenue of the Saints, runs north-south through Cedar Rapids. U.S. Highways 30, 151, and 218 and Iowa Highway 13 and Iowa Highway 100 also serve the city. Interstate 380 (abbreviated I-380) is a 73-mile spur route located in eastern Iowa. ... The Avenue of the Saints is a 560-mile highway that connects St. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... Construction on US 151 U.S. Highway 151 is a US highway that runs through the states of Iowa and Wisconsin. ... U.S. Highway 218 is a spur of U.S. Highway 18. ... Iowa Highway 13 is a northeast to southwest route which begins in the north in rural Clayton County near the towns of Monona and Farmersburg at US Highway 52 about two miles south of where US 52 joins US Highway 18. ... Iowa Highway 100 is a state highway located in Linn County, Iowa. ...


Cedar Rapids is served by four major railroads. They are the Union Pacific, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (Crandic), the Canadian National, and the Iowa Northern Railway Company [IANR]. The Iowa Northern Railway has its headquarters in the historic Paramount Theater Building. The Crandic and the Iowa Interstate Railroad also are headquartered in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa Interstate reaches the city via the Crandic tracks, running a daily train from Rock Island, Illinois to Cedar Rapids. The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (AAR reporting mark CIC), also known as the Crandic is a Class III railroad operating in the US state of Iowa. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ...


The city is also served by public transportation consisting of buses and taxis, as well as a series of skywalks connecting several downtown buildings for foot traffic. In an urban setting, a skyway, catwalk, or skywalk, is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed (or covered) bridge between two buildings. ...


Neighborhoods

Czech Village November 18, 2006.

The Czech Village in Cedar Rapids is located on 16th Avenue SW. It is home to such Czech-related businesses as Zindrick's Czech Restaurant, Sykora Bakery, Polehna's Meat Market, Boženka's, Czech Feather & Down Company, and Czech Cottage. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is one of the major tourist attractions in Cedar Rapids. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 159 KB) November 18, 2006 photo of Czech Village by photographer Jack Beans. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 159 KB) November 18, 2006 photo of Czech Village by photographer Jack Beans. ... City Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Downtown Cedar Rapids, including Mays Island Cedar Rapids is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ...


The Cedar Rapids Czech Heritage Foundation [1] is one of many local organizations working to promote and preserve Czech heritage in Cedar Rapids. They support and sponsor many programs and events throughout the year. One of these programs is the Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa pageant.


Two Miss Czech-Slovak USA queens can claim this community as home: Lisa Volesky and Stasia Krivanek. Olga Drahozal is the famed band leader of the Czech Plus Polka Band, a performing group that frequents the Kosek Band Stand. She, along with Bessie Duggena and Leona Poduška, taught Czech School (Česká škola) at Wilson Middle School.


In addition, there are twelve active neighborhood associations in Cedar Rapids. These neighborhoods include Wellington Heights, and Moundview Heights, two neighborhoods in the south side of Cedar Rapids.


On the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids you will find the Kenwood neighborhood. Kenwood was it's own town utill it was incorporated in the Cedar Rapids city limits. The boundaries for the Kenwood neighborhood are 32nd Street to Oakland Road to Old Marion Road to C Avenue to 40th Street then 1st Avenue between 40th street and 32nd Street.


In addition to the neighborhood associations in Cedar Rapids, there are many informal, unofficial neighborhoods, such as Bever Woods, Vernon Heights, Stoney Point, and Wilderness Estates.


Metropolitan area

Map showing the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. From left Benton County, Linn County, and Jones County.

The Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of Linn, Benton, and Jones counties. The MSA had a 2000 census population of 237,230, with an estimated 2006 population of 249,320.[2] (Linn County was the only county in the MSA before MSA definitions were redefined after the 2000 census.) Benton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Linn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Linn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ...


Cedar Rapids' main suburbs are Marion and Hiawatha. A number of small towns have experienced growth as bedroom communities of Cedar Rapids. These include Ely, Swisher, Shueyville, Palo, Fairfax, Walford, Robins and Bertram. Marion is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. ... Hiawatha is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey to travel to New York City A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential, from which most of the workforce commute out of the community to earn their livelihood. ... Ely is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ... Swisher is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa. ... Shueyville is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ... Palo is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ... Fairfax is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ... Walford is a city located in Benton County, Iowa. ... Robins is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ... Bertram is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ...


Landmarks

Tree of Five Seasons sculpture, downtown Cedar Rapids.
Tree of Five Seasons sculpture, downtown Cedar Rapids.

The Tree of Five Seasons sculpture is the city's centerpiece, located where 1st Avenue crosses the Cedar River. It was constructed in the mid-nineties by a local businessman who commissioned a three-dimensioned version of the city's logo. Also located near the center of the city along the Cedar River is the historical Czech Village, a business district composed of several ethnic businesses and historical buildings, thus helping to maintain the city's Czech heritage. Cedar Rapids is also home to National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. In 2003, the African-American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa opened its doors. Cedar Rapids is also home to the historical 26 acre (105,000 m²) Brucemore Estate, on which sits a 21-room mansion. Cedar Rapids is home to the Iowa Masonic Library and Museum. Download high resolution version (425x644, 34 KB)Photo of Cedar Rapids, IA sculpture. ... Download high resolution version (425x644, 34 KB)Photo of Cedar Rapids, IA sculpture. ... City Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Downtown Cedar Rapids, including Mays Island Cedar Rapids is a city located in Linn County, Iowa. ... The Brucemore mansion is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Freemasons redirects here. ...


The downtown includes a Science Center and an Art Museum housing the largest collection of Grant Wood paintings in the world. The 1920s Paramount Theatre is home to the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Cedar Rapids Area Theatre Organ Society and Community Concerts. Concerts and events such as high school graduations, sporting events, exhibitions, and political rallies are held in The U.S. Cellular Center, formerly known as The Five Seasons Center, located in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids is also home to the Mother Mosque of America (built in 1934), which is believed to be the oldest purpose-built mosque in the U.S. The Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, opened September 1, 1928, as the Capital Theater, but was renamed in 1929 when it was purchased by Paramount Studios. ... The U.S. Cellular Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. ... The Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the first permanent structure to be built specifically to serve as a mosque in the United States. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 1,830
1870 5,940 224.6%
1880 10,104 70.1%
1890 18,020 78.3%
1900 25,656 42.4%
1910 32,811 27.9%
1920 45,566 38.9%
1930 56,097 23.1%
1940 62,120 10.7%
1950 72,296 16.4%
1960 92,035 27.3%
1970 110,642 20.2%
1980 110,243 -0.4%
1990 108,772 -1.3%
2000 120,758 11.0%
Total Population of Iowa's Incorporated Places 1850-2000

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 120,758 people, 49,820 households, and 30,838 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,912.6 people per square mile (738.4/km²). There were 52,240 housing units at an average density of 827/sq mi (319/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.86% White, 3.71% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population. The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 49,820 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $43,704, and the median income for a family was $54,286. Males had a median income of $37,217 versus $26,251 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,589. About 4.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Ethnic diversity

Cedar Rapids is 90 percent non-Hispanic white, but has a notably large growing minority population. There are Asian (such as Cambodians arrived in the 1980's), Arab-American and Hispanic communities after an influx of immigrants came for available work in the 1990s. The region has a scattered number of African Americans and they are active in civic life, and an Indian settlement of the Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa 50 miles to the West. The city itself has large numbers of ethnic European ancestry, such as Germans (an estimated 30 percent), Czechs (over 10 percent alone), Slovaks, Croatians, Serbs, Russians, Dutch, Danes, Swedes and French (from either France and Canada). Arab Americans are Americans of Arab ancestry and constitute an ethnicity made up of several waves of immigrants from twenty-two Arab countries, stretching from Morocco in the west to Oman in the south east to Iraq in the north. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Indian settlement is a census subdivision outlined by the Canadian government Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for census purposes. ... The Sac and Fox Nation is the modern political entity encompassing the historical Sac and Fox nations of Native Americans. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... Croatian is: Croatian language adjective for that which belongs to Croatia ethnic Croat (deprecated) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Russians (Русские - Russkie) are an ethnic group of East Slavic people, which live primarily in Russia and neighboring countries. ... The Dutch (Ethnonym: Nederlanders meaning Lowlanders) are the dominant ethnic group[1] of the Netherlands[2]. They are usually seen as a Germanic people. ... The Danish nation is a concept closely connected to 19th century ethnic nationalism. ... Swede (turnip /neep in Scotland) is also the British name for what the Americans call rutabaga. ...


Government

City commission government

City Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

From April 6, 1908, to December 31, 2005, Cedar Rapids used the city commission form of government. It was one of the few larger cities remaining to operate under this model. Under this form of government, the council was made up of a public safety commissioner, a streets commissioner, a finance commissioner, a parks commissioner, and a mayor. The council members worked on a full-time basis, served two year terms, and were considered department heads. The last mayor of Cedar Rapids under this form of government was Paul Pate. After 2005 the city changed to a mayor-council-manager form of government. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Commission government is a form of municipal government that was once common in the United States, but has fallen out of favor, most cities formerly governed by Commission having switched to the Council-Manager form. ... Former mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and former Secretary of State for the State of Iowa. ...


Mayors of Cedar Rapids since 1969

Mayor From To
Don Canney 1969 1992
Larry Serbousek 1992 1995
Lee Clancey 1995 2002
Paul Pate 2002 2006
Kay Halloran 2006 present
  • Under Iowa law, municipal elections are non-partisan.

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New form of government

In 2005 the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce spearheaded a movement to change from the commission form of government. A panel was appointed by Mayor Pate and the City Council to study the issue, and recommended that voters be presented with three options:

  • Stay with the current commission form of government.
  • Adopt a "strong mayor form" where the council would be part time, the mayor would be full time, and a city manager would run the day to day affairs of the city.
  • Adopt a "weak mayor form" of government, in this form the mayor and council would both work on a part-time basis. A full-time city manager would run the day-to-day operations of the city.

In 1994, voters were also asked if they would like to change the form of government. At that time, voters decided to keep the commission form. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


On June 14, 2005, voters went to the polls to decide whether to adopt a new form of government or continue with the commission form. This time, with very low turnout, voters decided to change the government — 17,064 voted to change the government to 7,741 who wanted to stay with the commission form. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new form of government features a part-time council made of eight members and a part-time mayor. The city has been divided into five districts, with one council member elected from each district. The remaining three members were elected on an at-large basis. Initially the terms for some of the council members will be shorter so that the elections will be staggered. In the following election cycle the term for the council members will be four years long. The mayor will also have a four-year term. The mayor will be paid $30,000 and the members of the council will be paid $15,000.


The current city council divided the city into five districts. Once that was done over 30 candidates ran for election on November 8, 2005. Kay Halloran, a retired attorney and state legislator, became the first mayor elected under the new system. Several members of the city council were elected outright; however, the remaining races were close enough to require a runoff election, which took place in December. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An example of runoff voting. ...


The new council and mayor hired Jim Prosser as city manager in the summer of 2006. Prior to hiring Prosser, James Flitz, formerly the city attorney, served as interim city manager. Department directors report to the city manager, who has the authority to hire and fire these individuals, except in the case of the police and fire chiefs, which require council approval for hiring and firing. The new council met officially for the first time on January 3, 2006. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Business and industry

Cedar Rapids is home to several large businesses and industries, including General Mills, Cargill, Alliant Energy, GE Commercial Finance, Rockwell Collins, Quaker Oats, AEGON, McLeodUSA, Archer Daniels Midland, Qwest, GreatAmerica Leasing, RuffaloCODY and CRST International. Square D has a major factory facility south of town. Although many of these companies have been located in Cedar Rapids for quite some time, a larger number of high-tech industries are locating in or around Cedar Rapids because it is part of the Technology Corridor, a region of the state that also includes the Iowa City metro area to the south. Much of Iowa's technological businesses and industries operate from this corridor. Since a diversification of the local economy, the unemployment rate has held at a reasonable rate and wages are consistently among the highest in the state. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... For other uses, see Cargill (disambiguation). ... Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is an energy holding company with regulated utility providers as well as non-regulated companies involved in delivering energy-related products and services. ... GE Commercial Finance is one of General Electrics largest growth engines. With lending products, growth capital, revolving lines of credit, equipment leasing of every kind, cash flow programs, asset financing, and more, GE Commercial Finance plays a key role for client businesses in over 35 countries. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ... Quaker Oats Company makes many types and flavors of oatmeal. ... AEGON N.V. (Euronext: AGN, NYSE: AEG) is one of the world’s leading insurance companies ranked by market capitalization and assets. ... McLeodUSA, based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is one of the nation’s largest independent CLECs (competitive local exchange carriers). ... The Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), based in Decatur, Illinois, operates more than 270 plants worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into numerous products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial and animal feed markets worldwide. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Square D is an American manufacturer of equipment used to control and distribute electric power. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ...


Education

Cedar Rapids is home to two four-year colleges: Coe College and Mount Mercy College. The University of Iowa also has an evening MBA facility there.[8] Kirkwood Community College is the area's only two-year college, while Kaplan University (formerly Hamilton College) and Upper Iowa University also have campuses there. Cornell College in Mount Vernon and the University of Iowa's main campus in Iowa City are both within 30 miles of Cedar Rapids. Coe College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Mount Mercy College is a four-year, co-educational Catholic liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... MBA redirects here. ... Kirkwood Community College is a community college serving seven counties in Iowa. ... Kaplan University is the Doing business as name[1] of the Iowa College Acquisition Corporation, a company that owns and operates independent, private, for-profit colleges. ... Hamilton College is a independent, private college with seven campuses in Iowa and Nebraska. ... Upper Iowa University, the largest private university in Iowa, is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering quality degree programs to over 670 on-campus students and to over 3,600 center, graduate, and independent study students. ... This article is about the liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa. ... Mount Vernon is a city in Linn County, Iowa, adjacent to the city of Lisbon. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ...


The Cedar Rapids Community School District is the largest school district in the metropolitan area with an enrollment of 17,263 in the 2006-2007 school year.[9] The district contains 24 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools: Jefferson, Washington, Kennedy, and Metro (an alternative high school).[10] Two neighboring school districts draw students from within the Cedar Rapids city limits. The Linn-Mar Community School District serves part of the northeast quadrant of the city and has one elementary school (Bowman Woods) inside the city limits.[11] The College Community School District serves part of the southwest quadrant of Cedar Rapids as well as neighboring rural portions of Linn, Benton and Johnson counties. College Community's four elementary schools, Prairie Middle School, and Prairie High School are all located in a central campus off Interstate 380.[12] Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Washington High School is a public high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Mission Statement The mission at Washington High School, in partnership with families, is to provide a safe and orderly climate in which students may strive for academic excellence, participate in a variety of co-curricular activities, and celebrate... Kennedy High School is a public high school located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was founded in 1963. ... Linn-Mar Community School District in Iowa encompasses 64 square miles, which includes the northern part of the city of Marion, an area in Cedar Rapids, part of the city of Robins and rural areas in Linn County, both south and north of the city of Marion. ... Linn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Cedar Rapids Prairie High School is a public high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Categories: | | | | ...


The Cedar Rapids Metro Catholic Education System, which is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, consists of six elementary schools,[13] three middle schools,[14] and one high school (Xavier). The Cedar Rapids Catholic Eduation System and Cedar Rapids Community School District are synonymous with each other in the Cedar Rapids Public and Parochial School System. Saint Raphaels Cathedral The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northeastern quarter of the state of Iowa in the United States. ... Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is affiliated with twelve area Catholic parishes and the Archdiocese of Dubuque. ...


Media

Radio

Cedar Rapids' radio market, which consists of Linn County,[15] is ranked 211th by Arbitron with 172,000 listeners aged 12 and older.[16] Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


Clear Channel Communications owns four stations in the Cedar Rapids area, including WMT 600 AM, a news/talk station that has broadcast since 1922. Clear Channel also owns WMT-FM 96.5, an adult contemporary station, KMJM 1360 AM, a sports radio station, and 95.7FM KKSY a country music station.[17] Cumulus Media owns four stations in Cedar Rapids: KDAT 104.5 FM (adult contemporary), KHAK 98.1 FM (country music), KRNA 94.1 FM (active rock), and KRQN 107.1 (oldies).[18] Three other stations in Cedar Rapids are independently owned: KZIA 102.9 FM (contemporary hits), KGYM 1600 AM (sports radio), and KMRY 1450 AM (adult standards).[19] Several stations from Waterloo and Iowa City also figure into ratings in Cedar Rapids.[20] Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... WMT is a news/talk radio station broadcasting at 600 AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the United States. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WMT-FM, known as Mix 96. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Cumulus Media, Inc. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... KRNA is a radio station licensed to Iowa City, Iowa, with studios in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a transmitter located west of Oxford, Iowa. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... KZIA, known as Z 102. ... CHR redirects here. ... KGYM is a radio station broadcasting at 1600 AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ...


The only non-commercial station licensed to Cedar Rapids is KCCK 88.3 FM, a jazz station licensed to Kirkwood Community College. KWOF-FM 89.1 is a non-commercial contemporary Christian music station licensed to neighboring Hiawatha.[19] NPR stations from Cedar Falls (KUNI 90.9 FM) and Iowa City (KSUI 91.7 FM and WSUI 910 AM) reach Cedar Rapids.[21] KCCK-FM is a public radio station licensed to Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, Iowa. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Kirkwood Community College is a community college serving seven counties in Iowa. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... NPR redirects here. ... Location of Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa and is home to one of Iowas three Public Universities, the University of Northern Iowa. ... Kuni (国) were archaic provinces in Japan, ruled by daimyos. ... KSUI is a public radio station broadcasting at 91. ... WSUI is a public radio station broadcasting at 910 AM in Iowa City, Iowa, in the United States. ...


Television

The Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City-Dubuque media market consists of 21 eastern Iowa counties: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Tama, Washington, and Winneshiek.[15] It is ranked 87th by Nielsen Media Research for the 2007-2008 television season with 339,480 television households.[22] Waterloo is the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country State County Dubuque Incorporated 1833 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Roy D. Buol  - City manager Michael C. Van Milligen Area  - City 71. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county located in the state of Iowa. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Black Hawk County is a county located in the northeastern part of U.S. state of Iowa. ... Bremer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Cedar County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Chickasaw County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Clayton County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Dubuque County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Iowa County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Keokuk County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Linn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. ... Tama County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Winneshiek County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ...


Cedar Rapids is home to four network-affiliated stations: KGAN channel 2 (CBS), KCRG channel 9 (ABC), KFXA channel 28 (Fox), and KPXR channel 48 (ION). NBC affiliate KWWL channel 7 is based in Waterloo but maintains a newsroom inside the Alliant Energy tower in downtown Cedar Rapids. Other stations in the market are KWKB channel 20 (CW/MyNetwork TV), licensed to Iowa City; KWWF channel 22 (RTN), licensed to Waterloo; and KFXB channel 40 (CTN), licensed to Dubuque. Public television is provided by Iowa Public Television, which has two stations in the area: KIIN channel 12 in Iowa City and KRIN channel 32 in Waterloo. Mediacom and local company ImOn Communications provide cable television service to Cedar Rapids. KGAN is a television station based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... “KCRG” redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KFXA is a television station based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... FOX redirects here. ... KPXR is the i affiliate for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... ION Television is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name PAX TV (early on in its development, it was called PaxNet). ... This article is about the television network. ... KWWL is a television station operating out of Waterloo, Iowa. ... Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is an energy holding company with regulated utility providers as well as non-regulated companies involved in delivering energy-related products and services. ... KWKB is a television station that broadcasts on channel 20 and is the WB affiliate for Eastern Iowa. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... KWWF or UPN 22 is a television station licensed to Waterloo, Iowa. ... The Retro Television Network is Equity Media Holdings Corporations system of television stations primarily airing classic television programming from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as My Three Sons, The Wild Wild West, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and Laverne and Shirley. ... KFXB is a television station based out of Dubuque, Iowa. ... Logo Christian Television Network (CTN) is a minor broadcast television station that broadcasts religious programming. ... PBS redirects here. ... Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is a statewide public broadcasting network of television stations in the state of Iowa. ... Mediacom Communications (NASDAQ: MCCC; usually called just Mediacom) is a cable television and communications provider in the United States. ... Cable TV redirects here. ...


Print

The Gazette is the primary daily newspaper for Cedar Rapids. The Gazette is a daily newspaper published in the American city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ...


Sports

Cedar Rapids is home of the minor-league baseball team Cedar Rapids Kernels, a member of the Midwest League since 1962. The Kernels are a Class-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The ice hockey team Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a member of the USHL and were once Clark Cup Champions. There is also a junior hockey league, the Cedar Rapids Hockey Association, with mini-mite-high school teams. Sports facilities include Veterans Memorial Stadium for baseball, Kingston Stadium for football and track, the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena for hockey, and the U.S. Cellular Center (formerly the Five Seasons Center) for basketball. This arena also hosts the Iowa High School volleyball championships and many concerts. Cedar Rapids is also home to the high competitive "metro" athletic teams. These teams consist of the high schools of Jefferson, Washington, Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Xavier, and Prairie. This article is about the sport. ... The Cedar Rapids Kernels are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, that plays in the Midwest League. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the East Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... Exterior of the new Veterans Memorial Stadium Veterans Memorial Stadium is a minor league baseball stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... The U.S. Cellular Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. It hosts locals sporting events and concerts. ...


Art

Cedar Rapids is home to The Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, The Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and Brucemore-A National Trust Historic Site, among others.


Cedar Rapids is also home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Legion Art's CSPS Museum, the National Czech & Slovak Museum, the African American Historical Museum, Kirkwood Community College's Iowa Hall Gallery, and the legendary Grant Wood Studio at 5 Turner Alley. These Cedar Rapids venues have recently hosted world class and award nominated exhibitions, including the works of Andy Warhol, Grant Wood, and the Iowa Biennial, among others. Kirkwood Community College is a community college serving seven counties in Iowa. ... American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ... American Gothic (1930) in the Art Institute of Chicago Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... The Iowa Biennial Exhibition and Archive [TIBEA] began in 2004 as an international survey of contemporary miniature printmaking with its initial exhibition held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. ...


Notable natives

People from Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area.


Real people

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Calvin John Eldred (born November 24, 1967) was a Major League Baseball player for 14 seasons. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Michael Emerson (b. ... LOST redirects here. ... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager... John Hench (June 29, 1908 – February 5, 2004) was an employee of The Walt Disney Company for more than sixty five years, an exceptionally long tenure which saw the rise of nearly every Disney animated feature and theme park. ... 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Fictional characters from Cedar Rapids

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