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Overview

Introduction to Cedar City, Utah

Cedar City, Utah, in Iron county, is 153 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada and 154 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cedar City History

Cedar City was originally inhabited by the Paiute Indians. It was founded on November 11, 1851 by Mormon pioneers. Henry Lunt and his men were sent to the area to build an iron works fort known as "Fort Cedar." It was named because of the abundant cedar trees that covered the hills. The first railroad entered the area in 1923.

Cedar City and nearby Attractions

  • Iron Mission State Park
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Canyon View
  • Zion National Park
  • Southern Utah University Museums and Galleries
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dixie National Forest

Things To Do In Cedar City

Cedar City is home to the Iron Mission State Park. History Buffs should visit the Southern Utah University Museums and Galleries. The Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Dixie National Forest are a few minutes drive away as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Trinity Lutheran Church and Christ the King Catholic Church are some of the local churches. Local celebrations include the Groovefest American Music Festival and SkyFest.

Cedar City Transportation

Cedar City Regional Airport is nearby.

Cedar City Higher Education

Southern Utah University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the Dixie State College of Utah, Northern Arizona University and Snow College.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,786
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+12,702
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,290
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,398
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.3%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$180,100

Ancestry

English26.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.6%
German12.1%
Irish7.8%
Scottish5.6%
Swedish4.4%
Danishn3.6%
Italian3.2%
Welsh2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Swiss0.9%
Polish0.8%
Icelander0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Greek0.2%
US/American0.2%
African0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Cedar City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Iron County
Standard Zip Codes84720, 84721
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude37.59
Approximate Longitude-113.19

Cedar City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCEDAR CITY AP
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 89 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationBLOWHARD MTN RADAR
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp22 to 42 F
Jul Temp48 to 68 F
Oct Temp30 to 49 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches
StationPAROWAN POWER PLANT
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 42 F
Apr Temp30 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 88 F
Oct Temp33 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Enoch6,199$59,083
Kanarraville329$62,500
New Harmony181$56,563
Paragonah592$65,875
Parowan2,881$52,500

Cedar City Public Libraries

Cedar City Public Library
303 NORTH 100 EAST
Cedar City, Utah
(435) 586-6661

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Cedar City Hospitals

Valley View Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1303 North Main Street
(435) 868-5000

Cedar City Public Schools

Cedar City High
703 W 600 S
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2820
High
Total Enrollment 1161
Cedar East School
255 E College Ave
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Cedar Middle
2215 West Royal Hunte Dr
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2810
Middle
Total Enrollment 921
Cedar North School
550 W 200 N
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2845
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Cedar South School
499 W 400 S
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2850
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Iron County Preschool
638 W 500 S
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2801
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Iron Springs School
235 N 4050 W
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-9485
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Southwest Educational Academy
510 W 800 S
ZIP: 84720
(435) 586-2870
Other
Total Enrollment 138
Success Suu
351 W University Blvd, Mc205
ZIP: 84720
(435) 865-8790
High
Total Enrollment 204
Three Peaks Pre School
1521 W Midvalley Road
ZIP: 84720
(435) 867-4288
Primary
Total Enrollment 112
Canyon View High
166 W 1925 N
ZIP: 84721
(435) 586-2813
High
Total Enrollment 1086
Canyon View Middle
1865 N Main
ZIP: 84721
(435) 586-2830
Middle
Total Enrollment 871
Fiddlers Canyon School
475 E 1935 N
ZIP: 84721
(435) 586-2860
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Three Peaks School
1685 W Midvalley Road
ZIP: 84721
(435) 586-8871
Primary
Total Enrollment 580

Cedar City Private Schools

Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy
1441 S Campus Dr
ZIP: 84720
Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
Moonridge Academy
9450 W 2400 S
ZIP: 84721
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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