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Cedar City
Iron County, Utah


In the Heart of Utah's Color Country
Festival City, USA

Page Contents for Cedar City, Utah

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Cedar City is approximately 21,5335 (2000), 28857 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,618 (2000), 9469 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cedar City is 52.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cedar City is 20.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cedar City to Washington DC is 2047 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 226 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cedar City is positioned 37.68 degrees north of the equator and 113.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cedar City elevation is 5,840 feet above sea level.
The Cedar City median home price is $ 118,930.
Cedar City average annual snowfall is 45.4 inches per year.
Cedar City average temperature is 50.4 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 41.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 89.9 degrees F.


in southern Utah, northeast of St. George
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History & History Related Items

Cedar City was originally known as Coal Creek for the nearby Creek which passed through coal beds. It was later changed to Cedar City due to the plentitude of Juniper trees in the area which were thought to be Cedar trees. Pioneers established the first iron refinery west of the Mississippi. Many of the settlers were from England, Scotland and Wales and were skilled miners, drawn to the area by their new Mormon faith and the plentiful mining occupations. Later, when the mines were mostly closed when they became unprofitable to run, most of the settlers turned to farming and raising livestock. By the early 1900's, tourism had begun to be established due to the proximity to Utah's scenic areas.

Here is a good history page for Cedar City.
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The settling of Cedar City


The founding of Cedar City



Utah Shakespearean Festival - Now playing for over 35 years! 1962-1996 in Cedar City.
351 West Center Street
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-586-7880
Box Office phone: 435-786-7878
Toll-free: 800-PLAYTIX
Hosted by Southern Utah University

See photos of Cedar City.

Brian Head Ski Resort is close to Cedar City. See the Brian Head page for more information.

Iron Mission State Park
Phone: 435-586-9290
northwest of Coal Creek bridge. This was the site of the first iron foundry here. It was begun in 1851 and operated until 1858.

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
351 W. Center
Cedar City, Utah
Phone: 435-586-5432
At the campus of Southern Utah University see changing art exhibits. A permanent collection is also available for viewing.

Cedar Breaks National Monument
2390 West Highway 56, Suite #11
Cedar City, Utah 84720-4151
Phone: (435) 586-9451

Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park.

Dixie National Forest

Cedar City Regional Airport is a small airport serviced by SkyWest Airlines.

Utah Summer Games is hosted by Cedar City.
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Cedar City City Government

City of Cedar City
10 N. Main
P.O. Box 249
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: (435) 586-2950

Cedar City Chamber

Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce
77 North Main Street
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-586-4484

Cedar City Organizations

Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce
77 North Main Street
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-586-4484

Cedar City Schools

Iron County School District
2077 W. Royal Hunte Drive
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: 435-586-2804


Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-7700 Cedar City


The population of Cedar City was:
1890 - 967
1900 - 1,425
1910 - 1,705
1920 - 2,462
1930 - 3,615
1940 - 4,695
1950 - 6,106
1960 - 7,543
1970 - 8,946
1980 - 10,972
1990 - 13,443
2000 - 20,527

Population Density:
2000 - 1,021 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 -

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 13,618

Median household income:
2000 - $ 32,403

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 14,057

Median house value:
2000 -

Cedar City is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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