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Population in 2012: 303 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 173  (57.1%)
Females: 130  (42.9%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50653.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,374 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Marble Rock:

$37,374
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,880

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,761 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Marble Rock:

$59,761
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $69,774; Detached houses: $69,512; Mobile homes: $73,922

Median gross rent in 2012: $435.

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  • White alone - 304 (99.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marble Rock: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.4%), English (11.8%), Irish (9.5%), French (7.9%), United States (6.9%), Norwegian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/8/1881

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 363 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Marble Rock:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marble Rock city:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $733 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $710 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (42.1 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (138.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (276.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Roseville, IA (2.1 miles) , Greene, IA (2.4 miles ), Rockford, IA (2.7 miles ), Dougherty, IA (3.0 miles) , Aredale, IA (3.4 miles) , Rudd, IA (3.4 miles ), Charles City, IA (3.5 miles ), Floyd, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $133,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 92.87 W

Area code: 641

Marble Rock household income distribution Marble Rock home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -33 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Marble Rock-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 196% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Marble Rock city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/2008, a category F5 tornado 28.7 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 70 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Marble Rock:

  • LIEBE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GREENE, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marble Rock:

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 38 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 47 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 53 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 55 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Luther College (about 60 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 76 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 77 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)

Library in Marble Rock:

  • MARBLE ROCK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,811; Location: 122 S MAIN ST; 5,106 books; 123 audio materials; 563 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Marble Rock: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Marble Rock (B), Marble Rock First Responders Service (C), Marble Rock Police Department (D), Marble Rock City Hall (E), Marble Rock Community Fire Company (F), Marble Rock Library (G), Marble Rock Historical Society Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Floyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.8. This is better than average.
City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.136
U.S.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 8.06. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.06
U.S.:

11.24


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Marble Rock, IA

Marble Rock compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Marble Rock (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank and Trust Company: Marble Rock Branch at 101 Main Street South, branch established on 1935/06/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $430.7 mil, Deposits: $342.8 mil, headquarters in Charles City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Marble Rock travel time to work - commute


Marble Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Marble Rock city (based on Floyd County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.08%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents35.7%21.9%21.0%3.7%3.4%
Congregations11.8%14.7%20.6%5.9%8.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.2%2.0%5.1%
Congregations5.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Floyd County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

11.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Floyd County:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Floyd County:

28.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,546$18,5526$302
Water Supply 1$2,210$26,5200$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$904
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$24
Totals for Government 2$3,756$22,53611$1,230

Marble Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($184.82)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($92.41)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($66.01)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($62.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($42.90)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($36.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($36.30)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($29.70)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($29.70)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($23.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($13.20)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($13.20)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($6.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($165.02)

Marble Rock government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $30,000 ($99.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($36.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($26.40)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($36.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($52.81)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($16.50)
    Rents: $4,000 ($13.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($66.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($85.81)
    General Support: $8,000 ($26.40)
    All Other: $3,000 ($9.90)
  • Tax - Property: $47,000 ($155.12)
    Total General Sales: $20,000 ($66.01)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($9.90)

Marble Rock government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $31,000 ($102.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $18,000 ($59.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($42.90)

Marble Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $255,000 ($841.58)

5.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.21% ($32,108 average AGI)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.62% ($24,500)
from Mitchell County, IA  0.31% ($24,947)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.22% ($29,040 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, IA  0.68% ($24,714)
to Mitchell County, IA  0.50% ($25,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marble Rock:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KCHA (1580 AM; 1 kW; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marble Rock:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)

TV broadcast stations around Marble Rock:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

Marble Rock fatal accident list:

Oct 2, 2001 03:50 PM, Hutches St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0BXV
    Grant Date: 07/26/1995, Expiration Date: 07/26/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2007
    Registrant: Alvira E Chambers, Marble Rock, IA 50653-0056
  • Call Sign: N0UKE, Licensee ID: L00654697
    Grant Date: 03/14/2003, Expiration Date: 04/20/2013, Certifier: Lawrence L Cotton
    Registrant: Lawrence L Cotton, 634 Coledge St, Marble Rock, IA 50653
  • Call Sign: WB0GUF, Licensee ID: L01419080
    Grant Date: 07/25/2008, Expiration Date: 08/04/2018, Certifier: Neil E Wedeking
    Registrant: Neil E Wedeking, 1955 270th St, Marble Rock, IA 50653

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: HARMENING HIGHFLYER DELUXE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 65079 , Serial Number: 005999, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Gordon L Rohwedder, 321 S River St, Marble Rock, IA 50653



Most common first names in Marble Rock, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John671.2 years
George574.4 years
James569.6 years
Leo483.8 years
William483.8 years
Ruth484.7 years
Carl480.3 years
Paul479.7 years
Anna487.0 years
Robert467.0 years
Most common last names in Marble Rock, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Staudt1882.2 years
Lines982.4 years
Smith677.1 years
Adams576.6 years
Brunner577.8 years
Ackley586.1 years
Thieman475.7 years
Rex477.2 years
Keith484.0 years
Reams477.3 years

Marble Rock on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
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