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Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area


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2022 population: 167,889   ( 70 from 2010)
Land area: 1503.1 square miles
Population density: 111.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:138,853 82.71% 4.6%
Black:12,8757.67% 10.0%
Indian:3680.22% 64.3%
Asian:4,5852.73% 121.6%
2+ races:3,9582.36% 41.0%
Hispanic:7,2504.32% 37.6%
Total non-White:29,03617.29% 30.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,567 13.6
Deaths:4,32912.8
Net Migration: -1,656-4.9
Net Immigration: 8092.4
Change in White population:-6,764 -4.0
Change in Non-White pop.:6,834 4.1



Historical Presidential Election Results for Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 68% Joe Biden (D) 43,811 49.6% Donald Trump* (R) 42,863 48.5% 1,741 [+] 2.0% 88,415 2 0.06%
2016 65% Hillary Clinton (D) 39,445 46.5% Donald Trump (R) 39,211 46.2% 6,159 [+] 7.3% 84,815 0 0.06%
2012 67% Barack Obama* (D) 49,219 56.3% Mitt Romney (R) 36,855 42.1% 1,375 [+] 1.6% 87,449 -5 0.07%
2008 65% Barack Obama (D) 48,914 57.9% John McCain (R) 34,348 40.7% 1,226 [+] 1.5% 84,488 -5 0.06%
2004 65% John Kerry (D) 43,803 52.4% George W. Bush* (R) 39,140 46.9% 592 [+] 0.7% 83,535 -4 0.07%
2000 58% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 37,420 51.7% George W. Bush (R) 32,994 45.6% 1,957 [+] 2.7% 72,371 -2 0.07%
1996 56% Bill Clinton* (D) 36,996 53.6% Robert Dole (R) 26,463 38.4% 5,509 [+] 8.0% 68,968 -2 0.07%
1992 66% Bill Clinton (D) 36,253 45.6% George Bush* (R) 29,040 36.6% 14,127 [+] 17.8% 79,420 -1 0.08%
1988 60% Michael Dukakis (D) 38,829 54.0% George Bush (R) 32,624 45.3% 499 [+] 0.7% 71,952 -8 0.08%
1984 66% Ronald Reagan* (R) 43,684 53.4% Walter Mondale (D) 37,466 45.8% 656 0.8% 81,806 -5 0.09%
1980 65% Ronald Reagan (R) 40,977 49.9% Jimmy Carter* (D) 32,839 40.0% 8,250 [+] 10.1% 82,066 -1 0.09%
1976 68% Gerald Ford* (R) 41,419 52.4% Jimmy Carter (D) 36,121 45.7% 1,520 [+] 1.9% 79,060 4 0.10%
1972 61% Richard Nixon* (R) 41,968 59.9% George McGovern (D) 26,687 38.1% 1,363 [+] 1.9% 70,018 -1 0.09%
1968 65% Richard Nixon (R) 36,064 55.6% Hubert Humphrey (D) 25,253 38.9% 3,600 [+] 5.5% 64,917 12 0.09%
1964 68% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 39,343 59.4% Barry Goldwater (R) 26,839 40.5% 81 0.1% 66,263 2 0.09%
1960 73% Richard Nixon (R) 39,928 57.5% John Kennedy (D) 29,486 42.5% 45 0.1% 69,459 8 0.10%
1956 68% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 39,095 60.7% Adlai Stevenson (D) 25,203 39.1% 79 0.1% 64,377 3 0.10%
1952 71% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 41,129 65.7% Adlai Stevenson (D) 21,206 33.9% 238 0.4% 62,573 11 0.10%
1948 60% Harry Truman* (D) 25,449 51.6% Thomas Dewey (R) 23,032 46.7% 829 [+] 1.7% 49,310 2 0.10%
1944 60% Thomas Dewey (R) 24,173 52.7% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 21,548 46.9% 189 0.4% 45,910 7 0.10%
1940 70% Wendell Willkie (R) 26,414 53.1% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 23,153 46.6% 134 0.3% 49,701 8 0.10%
1936 72% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 25,769 55.0% Alf Landon (R) 19,542 41.7% 1,543 [+] 3.3% 46,854 5 0.10%
1932 71% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 23,732 54.1% Herbert Hoover* (R) 19,685 44.8% 476 [+] 1.1% 43,893 5 0.11%
1928 70% Herbert Hoover (R) 26,959 67.1% Al Smith (D) 13,233 32.9% 0 0.0% 40,192 9 0.11%
1924 68% Calvin Coolidge (R) 22,667 60.9% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 10,057 27.0% 4,507 [+] 12.1% 37,231 7 0.13%
1920 67% Warren Harding (R) 27,869 80.1% James Cox (D) 5,616 16.1% 1,317 [+] 3.8% 34,802 20 0.13%
1916 39% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 11,553 62.9% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 6,417 34.9% 402 [+] 2.2% 18,372 17 0.10%
1912 40% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 6,933 39.6% Woodrow Wilson (D) 6,795 38.8% 3,783 [+] 21.6% 17,511 -6 0.12%
1908 40% William Taft (R) 8,954 56.7% William J. Bryan (D) 6,157 39.0% 670 [+] 4.2% 15,781 5 0.11%
1904 40% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 9,184 62.7% Alton Parker (D) 4,582 31.3% 890 [+] 6.1% 14,656 6 0.11%
1900 45% William McKinley* (R) 9,213 60.6% William J. Bryan (D) 5,644 37.1% 353 [+] 2.3% 15,210 9 0.11%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 43,811 49.6%
Donald Trump* (R) 42,863 48.5%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 994 1.1%
Other 747 0.8%
TOTAL 88,415
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 2


2016 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 39,445 46.5%
Donald Trump (R) 39,211 46.2%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 3,144 3.7%
Jill Stein (Grn) 729 0.9%
Evan McMullin (I) 628 0.7%
Other 1,658 2.0%
TOTAL 84,815
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 0


2012 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 49,219 56.3%
Mitt Romney (R) 36,855 42.1%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 655 0.7%
Other 720 0.8%
TOTAL 87,449
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): -5


2008 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 48,914 57.9%
John McCain (R) 34,348 40.7%
Ralph Nader (I) 437 0.5%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 216 0.3%
Other 573 0.7%
TOTAL 84,488
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -5


2004 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 39,140 46.9%
John Kerry (D) 43,803 52.4%
Ralph Nader (I) 323 0.4%
Other 269 0.3%
TOTAL 83,535
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -4


2000 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 32,994 45.6%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 37,420 51.7%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 1,462 2.0%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 207 0.3%
Other 288 0.4%
TOTAL 72,371
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -2


1996 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 36,996 53.6%
Robert Dole (R) 26,463 38.4%
Ross Perot (Ref) 4,886 7.1%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 297 0.4%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 125 0.2%
Other 201 0.3%
TOTAL 68,968
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -2


1992 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 36,253 45.6%
George Bush* (R) 29,040 36.6%
Ross Perot (I) 13,589 17.1%
Other 538 0.7%
TOTAL 79,420
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -1


1988 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 32,624 45.3%
Michael Dukakis (D) 38,829 54.0%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 110 0.2%
Other 389 0.5%
TOTAL 71,952
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): -8


1984 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 43,684 53.4%
Walter Mondale (D) 37,466 45.8%
Other 656 0.8%
TOTAL 81,806
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -5


1980 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 40,977 49.9%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 32,839 40.0%
John Anderson (I) 7,257 8.8%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 688 0.8%
Other 305 0.4%
TOTAL 82,066
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -1


1976 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 36,121 45.7%
Gerald Ford* (R) 41,419 52.4%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 1,153 1.5%
Other 367 0.5%
TOTAL 79,060
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 4


1972 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 41,968 59.9%
George McGovern (D) 26,687 38.1%
John Schmitz (Amer) 1,242 1.8%
Other 121 0.2%
TOTAL 70,018
Turnout: 61% Diff (US): -1


1968 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 36,064 55.6%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 25,253 38.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 3,334 5.1%
Other 266 0.4%
TOTAL 64,917
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 12


1964 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 39,343 59.4%
Barry Goldwater (R) 26,839 40.5%
Other 81 0.1%
TOTAL 66,263
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 2


1960 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 29,486 42.5%
Richard Nixon (R) 39,928 57.5%
Other 45 0.1%
TOTAL 69,459
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): 8


1956 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 39,095 60.7%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 25,203 39.1%
Other 79 0.1%
TOTAL 64,377
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 3


1952 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 41,129 65.7%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 21,206 33.9%
Other 238 0.4%
TOTAL 62,573
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 11


1948 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 25,449 51.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 23,032 46.7%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 438 0.9%
Other 391 0.8%
TOTAL 49,310
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 2


1944 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 21,548 46.9%
Thomas Dewey (R) 24,173 52.7%
Other 189 0.4%
TOTAL 45,910
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 7


1940 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 23,153 46.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 26,414 53.1%
Other 134 0.3%
TOTAL 49,701
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 8


1936 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 25,769 55.0%
Alf Landon (R) 19,542 41.7%
William Lemke (Union) 1,434 3.1%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 69 0.1%
Other 40 0.1%
TOTAL 46,854
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): 5


1932 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 23,732 54.1%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 19,685 44.8%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 375 0.9%
Other 101 0.2%
TOTAL 43,893
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 5


1928 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 26,959 67.1%
Al Smith (D) 13,233 32.9%
TOTAL 40,192
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 9


1924 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 22,667 60.9%
John Davis (D) 4,507 12.1%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 10,057 27.0%
TOTAL 37,231
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 7


1920 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 27,869 80.1%
James Cox (D) 5,616 16.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 540 1.6%
Parley Christiansen (FL) 608 1.7%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 144 0.4%
Other 25 0.1%
TOTAL 34,802
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): 20


1916 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 6,417 34.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 11,553 62.9%
Allan Benson (Soc) 280 1.5%
James Hanly (Proh) 96 0.5%
Other 26 0.1%
TOTAL 18,372
Turnout: 39% Diff (US): 17


1912 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 6,795 38.8%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 6,933 39.6%
William Taft* (R) 3,035 17.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 447 2.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 301 1.7%
TOTAL 17,511
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): -6


1908 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 8,954 56.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 6,157 39.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 259 1.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 394 2.5%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 9 0.1%
Other 8 0.1%
TOTAL 15,781
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 5


1904 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 9,184 62.7%
Alton Parker (D) 4,582 31.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 505 3.4%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 343 2.3%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 42 0.3%
TOTAL 14,656
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 6


1900 President, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 9,213 60.6%
William J. Bryan (D) 5,644 37.1%
John Woolley (Proh) 320 2.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 19 0.1%
Other 14 0.1%
TOTAL 15,210
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 9
* incumbent