It is home to the University of Northern Iowa, a public university. ==History== Cedar Falls was founded in 1845 by William Sturgis.
About 5.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18, and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. ==Arts and culture== In 1986, the City of Cedar Falls established the Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board, which oversees the operation of the City's Cultural Division and the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts. === Library === The Cedar Falls Public Library is housed in the Adele Whitenach Davis building located at 524 Main Street.
The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female. ===2000 census=== As of the census of 2000, there were 36,145 people, 12,833 households, and 7,558 families living in the city.
The 47,000 square foot (4,400 m2) structure, designed by Struxture Architects, replaced the Carniege-Dayton building in early 2004.
The Wartburg College Art Gallery in Waverly, Iowa hosted a collaborative history of the bands, record labels, and music venues involved in the Cedar Falls music scene which ran from March 17 to April 14, 2007.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 39,260.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water. Natural forest, prairie and wetland areas are found within the city limits at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. ==Demographics== Cedar Falls is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. ===2010 census=== As of the census of 2010, there were 39,260 people, 14,608 households, and 8,091 families living in the city.
It closed in 2012 following cuts at UNI. ==Utilities and internet access== The city owns its power, gas and water, and cable TV service.
A significant renovation occurred beginning in May 2014. The Malcolm Price Lab School/Northern University High School, was a state-funded K-12 school run by the university.
Because of this, Cedar Falls Utilities provides gigabit speeds to residents, this became available on January 14, 2015.
As of the 2016 fiscal year, the library's holdings included approximately 8,000 audio materials, 12,000 video materials, and 104,000 books and periodicals for a grand total of approximately 124,000 items.
Circulation of library materials for fiscal year 2016 was 543,134.
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