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Cedar City is a city located in Iron County, Utah, 250 miles South of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespearean Festival, among other festivals. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,527, and by 2004 was estimated at 22,224. The city has shared in the rapid growth of much of Southwestern Utah since the late 1980s. Brigham Young is said to have helped design the layout of the town.

Geography
Cedar City is located at 37°40'57" North, 113°4'28" West (37.682606, -113.074402)GR1.


Cedar City's Historic Main StreetAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 52.0 km² (20.1 mi²), none of which is covered with water.


Demographics
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 20,527 people in the city, organized into 6486 households and 4682 families. The population density is 394.5/km² (1,021.8/mi²). There are 7,109 housing units at an average density of 136.6/km² (353.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.06% White, 2.53% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 4.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,486 households out of which 39.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% are non-families. 16.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.07 and the average family size is 3.37.


Cedar City's Historic DowntownIn the city the population is spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 27.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,403, and the median income for a family is $37,509. Males have a median income of $31,192 versus $19,601 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,057. 22.1% of the population and 14.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Notable people
Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City.
Michael O. Leavitt was born and educated in Cedar City. He is the former Governor of Utah, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the current Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., a science fiction and fantasy author lives in Cedar City. Modesitt is famous for several series of novels addressing ethics, ecology, and working principles of life in an entertaining and readable manner.

See also
Dixie National Forest

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External links
City's website
Iron County Tourism and Convention Bureau
State of Utah's tourist web page for Cedar City
Cedar City Utah Real Estate
Utah Summer Games Three week sports festival hosted by Cedar City
Cedar City Shakespeare Festival Various Shakespeare productions on a rotational basis nightly during the summer
Website for Cedar City's Chamber of Commerce
Iron County School District Cedar City Public Schools
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