About Cedar City
Cedar City is located approximately 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15.  It is long known as the Gateway to the National Parks.  Within hours are four of the nation's most famous National Parks (Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Great Basin) and three of its stunning National Monuments (Cedar Breaks, Pipe Springs and Grand Staircase-Escalante.)  It is home to Southern Utah University (8,000+ students.)  With the world-famous, Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, Utah Summer Games, Neil Simon Theatre Festival, being among two dozen festivals and major events, the city is known as Festival City USA.  National forests and pristine lakes encircle the area as well; and Brian Head, a year-round resort is only a half-hour away. Cedar City is a center of tourism, commercial development, education and the arts in southwestern Utah 

City population is estimated to be 30,100.  Its elevation of 5,857 feet gives it a cooler and less arid climate vis-à-vis nearby Dixie, but it retains its cultural ties to St. George - the two cities, for example, share a daily                                                                                                            newspaper.

Iron County population is estimated to be 46,163.  The median age in the county is 24.8 years.  The average household income $50,832.  


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