The Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in Iowa, anchored by the city of Cedar Rapids. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 257,940, and a 2013 population estimate of 262,421.
The metropolitan area is a part of an area marketed regionally as "Iowa's Creative Corridor," which includes the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City metropolitan areas and several surrounding counties.
Cedar Rapids (Principal city)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa metropolitan area Wikipedia
As of the census of 2010, there were 257,940 people, 104,617 households, and 67,059 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 92.0% White, 3.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
According to the 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, the median income for a household in the MSA was $53,755, and the median income for a family was $67,506. Males had a median income of $47,371 versus $36,167 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $27,553.