Cedar City continues to be a center of tourism, commercial development, education and the arts in southwestern Utah.
In 1855, a new site, closer to the iron works and out of the flood plain of Coal Creek, was established at the suggestion of Brigham Young; present day Cedar City is located at this site. The iron works closed in 1858, though iron mining continued in the area until the 1980s.
The completion of a railroad connection to Cedar City in 1923 established the area as a tourism gateway to nearby Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, in addition to Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The population density was 1,021.8 people per square mile (394.5/km²).
There were 7,109 housing units at an average density of 353.9 per square mile (136.6/km²).
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250 miles (400 km) south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles (290 km) north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15.