Our Community

The Cedar Valley

As a school district we draw strength and values from the community around us, and the Cedar Valley is one of the greatest communities in the Midwest. It is home to great people, a thriving business community, and a family-friendly lifestyle.

About Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls is a thriving midwest city of 39,260 residents, in a population center of 100,000-plus. The city is situated on the crossroads of interstates 20 and 218. Cedar Falls is less than a four-hour drive from Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, and Omaha. Commonly referred to as the Cedar Valley, it offers all the amenities of larger urban areas, but with a hometown environment.

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Quick Facts


The population of Cedar Falls as of the 2010 Census.


2014 enrollment for the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

University of Northern Iowa


The number of businesses located in the Cedar Valley area.

Economic Development

Higher Education

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls is home to one of Iowa's three state universities, the University of Northern Iowa.

Hawkeye Community College

Because of a partnership between the Cedar Falls School District and Hawkeye Community College, students may enroll in college-level courses taught during the regular school day.