Marion, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 36,147 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.5%
Males: 17,699  (49.0%)
Females: 18,448  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52302.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,164 (it was $48,591 in 2000)
Marion:

$61,164
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,307 (it was $23,158 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,314 (it was $97,800 in 2000)
Marion:

$147,314
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $146,490; Detached houses: $160,992; Townhouses or other attached units: $130,133; In 2-unit structures: $94,762; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,912; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $194,277; Mobile homes: $21,437

Median gross rent in 2013: $656.

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  • Races in Marion, IA (2013)

    Marion races chart
    • 32,89592.5%White alone
    • 7742.2%Asian alone
    • 6511.8%Two or more races
    • 5851.6%Hispanic
    • 4981.4%Black alone
    • 1220.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Marion detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Marion: 88.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Irish (14.8%), English (9.4%), United States (4.3%), Czech (4.2%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/10/1865

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 3,013 people per square mile   (average).

Marion,IA real estate house value index trend

Marion, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

425 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Marion, Iowa as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Marion to the number of sex offenders is 1,195 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,688 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,289 (1.8%)

Marion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (5.4 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (133.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (201.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hiawatha, IA (2.1 miles ), Robins, IA (2.1 miles ), Cedar Rapids, IA (2.3 miles ), Bertram, IA (2.6 miles ), Springville, IA (2.8 miles ), Alburnett, IA (2.8 miles ), Palo, IA (3.2 miles ), Ely, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 128 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 1999: 205 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2000: 180 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2001: 189 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2002: 224 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2003: 254 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2004: 274 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2005: 311 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2006: 211 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2007: 213 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2008: 216 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2009: 143 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2010: 145 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2011: 128 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2012: 157 buildings, average cost: $120,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 91.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,254 (-23.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,724 (25.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Marion household income distribution Marion home values distribution

Crime rates in Marion by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.30.03.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00471075481071115
per 100,000 0.00.014.524.333.423.015.712.123.828.920.031.141.5
Robberies 03412155105145
per 100,000 0.011.414.53.56.73.315.715.229.814.52.911.313.8
Assaults 4151928121930223438342236
per 100,000 15.256.868.697.040.162.594.466.8101.2109.997.362.299.5
Burglaries 8986117192115101137175138132103127117
per 100,000 338.8325.9422.7665.3384.0332.3431.2531.0410.8381.9294.7359.3323.4
Thefts 265248286339288390353415394418319484439
per 100,000 1,008.9939.81,033.21,174.8961.81,283.11,111.01,259.31,173.01,209.4912.71,369.21,213.3
Auto thefts 092019273220352831212217
per 100,000 0.034.172.365.890.2105.362.9106.283.489.760.162.247.0
Arson 5741171271167575
per 100,000 19.026.514.538.123.439.522.033.417.920.314.319.813.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 72.083.5114.0148.7117.2130.3124.2139.1140.0141.3105.4134.7141.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 50 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,766 (+28.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Marion: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Marion, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Marion city center .

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 16.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 295.9 miles away from Marion center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 345.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 315.8 miles away from Marion center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 301.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Birthplace of: John R. Clymer - Systems Engineer, Allen Reisner - Football player, Carey Bender - Football player, Dale O. Thomas - Sport wrestler and coach, Frank Lanning - Actor, Travis Nelson - College basketball player (Wyoming Cowboys).

Main business address for: TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND X LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND IX LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND XI LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • REM IOWA-DALEVIEW DRIVE (1490 DALEVIEW DRIVE)
  • REM IOWA-EIGHTH STREET (3025 EIGHTH STREET)
  • CRESTVIEW ACRES (1485 GRAND)
  • LINN MANOR CARE CENTER (1140 ELIM DRIVE)
  • WILLOW GARDENS CARE CENTER (455 31ST STREET)
  • WINSLOW HOUSE CARE CENTER (3456 INDIAN CREEK ROAD)

Airports located in Marion:

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Operable nuclear power plant near Marion:

  • 11 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 10 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 27 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 47 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 56 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 57 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 63 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 64 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)

Public high schools in Marion:

Private high school in Marion:

  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 1461 E POST RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

Private elementary/middle school in Marion:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 1430 14TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Marion, map of school districts: MARION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, LINN-MAR COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Marion:

  • MARION PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,313,667; Location: 1095 6TH AVE; 154,407 books; 9,181 audio materials; 12,879 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 310 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Jason Bohannon-HS Basketball standout and future college basketball player at the University Wisconsin
  • Birthplace of Jason Bohannon-HS Basketball standout and future college basketball player at the University Wisconsin
  • Marion Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1050 McGowan Blvd.

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Notable locations in Marion: Marion (A), Hunters Ridge Golf Course (B), Indian Creek Country Club (C), Marion Fire Department Station 2 (D), Granger House - Marion Historical Museum (E), Marion Fire Department Station 1 (F), Marion Carnegie Library (G), Marion City Police Dapartment (H), Area Ambulance Service Marion (I), Marion City Hall (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Marion Heights Shopping Center (1), East End Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Marion include: TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND X LP (A), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND IX LP (B), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND XI LP (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion include: Ascension Church (A), Victory Christian Church (B), Marion Christian Church (C), Marion United Pentecostal Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Saint Josephs Church (F), Open Door Christian Church (G), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (H), First Baptist Church of Marion (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berrys Run (A), Dry Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion include: Elza Park (1), Boyson Park (2), Lininger Park (3), Hanna Park (4), South Landfill Park (5), Starry Park (6), Willowood Park (7), Legion Park (8), Eagle Ridge Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Granger House (Museums; 970 10th Street) (1), Marion Heritage Center (Museums; 590 10th Street) (2), Amusemegames.Com (Amusement & Theme Parks; 530 Bentley Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Marion Motel (2330 7th Avenue) (1), Microtel Inn & Suites (5500 Dyer Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.761. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.761
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion and their reported violations in the past:

WIND & FIRE MINISTRIES INC (Address: 3243 WIND & FIRE DR , Population served: 59, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2008)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion that have no violations reported:

  • GLENBROOK COVE AREA (Address: 1225 6TH AVE SUITE 150 , Population served: 233, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.2%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:

  • 210 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Marion in 2000:

  • 230 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other group homes

Marion, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Marion compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with most branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: at 1240 8th Avenue, Collins Road Square Branch, Drive-In Branch, Atm Department. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $624.5 mil, Deposits: $526.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Neighbor Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Heritage Bank: at 695 Marion Boulevard, branch established on 1899/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $35.9 mil, Deposits: $32.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Delhi Bancshares, Inc.
  • City State Bank: Branch at 325 Oakbrook Drive, branch established on 2007/07/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $131.1 mil, Deposits: $110.2 mil, headquarters in Central City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: City State Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Marion Branch at 340 Seventh Avenue, branch established on 1900/06/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cedar Rapids - Marion Branch at 895 31st Street, branch established on 1989/10/30. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Ohnward Bank & Trust: Marion Branch at 665 Marion Boulevard, branch established on 1988/11/21. Info updated 2009/11/13: Bank assets: $188.8 mil, Deposits: $158.4 mil, headquarters in Cascade, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: Marion Branch at 700 25th Street, branch established on 1985/06/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $237.9 mil, Deposits: $189.5 mil, headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Bankshares, Ltd.
  • Bank of the West: Marion at 770 Seventh Avenue, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Linn County State Bank: Branch at 1295 Blairs Ferry Road, branch established on 2008/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $28.5 mil, Deposits: $20.0 mil, headquarters in Coggon, IA, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Iowa State Financial Services Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Marion travel time to work - commute Marion mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion city (based on Linn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$20,272$81,0881$1,132
Other Government Administration 4$32,428$97,2845$751
Police Protection - Officers 40$235,671$70,7010$0
Police - Other 9$35,460$47,2800$0
Firefighters 28$180,568$77,38614$9,112
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,087
Streets and Highways 19$89,835$56,7381$826
Solid Waste Management 8$34,443$51,6651$1,075
Sewerage 5$21,335$51,2040$0
Parks and Recreation 9$47,968$63,9576$4,120
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$54,123$72,1641$1,579
Water Supply 14$41,727$35,7665$637
Local Libraries 9$49,220$65,62710$9,675
Totals for Government 157$843,050$64,43745$29,994

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,209,000 ($199.44)
    Transit Utilities: $1,238,000 ($34.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,056,000 ($112.21)
    Regular Highways: $2,519,000 ($69.69)
    General - Other: $2,461,000 ($68.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,402,000 ($66.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,523,000 ($42.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,224,000 ($33.86)
    Libraries: $1,187,000 ($32.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,128,000 ($31.21)
    Central Staff Services: $875,000 ($24.21)
    Sewerage: $564,000 ($15.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($11.09)
    Financial Administration: $309,000 ($8.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000 ($3.18)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($2.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $42,000 ($1.16)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($0.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $434,000 ($12.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $1,047,000 ($28.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $190,000 ($5.26)
    Transit Utilities: $122,000 ($3.38)
    General - Other: $70,000 ($1.94)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($0.33)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $215,000 ($5.95)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($1.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($1.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($1.41)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($0.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($0.39)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,697,000 ($240.60)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,583,000 ($71.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,164,000 ($32.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $236,000 ($6.53)
    All Other: $121,000 ($3.35)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($0.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $968,000 ($26.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $301,000 ($8.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,442,000 ($39.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $407,000 ($11.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $229,000 ($6.34)
    Sale of Property: $33,000 ($0.91)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($0.72)
    Rents: $13,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,144,000 ($59.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,201,000 ($60.89)
    All Other: $307,000 ($8.49)
  • Tax - Property: $12,176,000 ($336.85)
    Other License: $621,000 ($17.18)
    Public Utilities Sales: $262,000 ($7.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $227,000 ($6.28)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,420,000 ($343.60)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,560,000 ($292.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000 ($91.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,440,000 ($39.84)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,734,000 ($850.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $128,000 ($3.54)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, IA  0.70% ($39,990 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.34% ($34,705)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($29,311)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, IA  0.61% ($38,859 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($38,476)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($37,921)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)
  • K261CA (100.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: POWER DU PREE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 400Total average daily traffic
  • 1,007Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Marion, IA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 316 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Marion)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 61 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED147$128,962258$126,134617$140,72059$37,5454$361,09335$100,3683$12,743
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$126,17330$85,06456$136,7754$16,5500$03$74,9301$42,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$128,47224$97,679118$121,65619$26,7590$06$69,1055$24,534
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$126,89122$145,581128$135,2613$34,5700$03$78,5770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$158,8602$217,98517$120,7181$111,4100$01$36,4500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0001.00 , 0002.03, 0003.00, 0004.00, 0005.00, 0006.00, 0007.00, 0105.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$139,09951$153,8660$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$164,6558$141,8040$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$119,4105$167,7800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$114,7821$234,0701$32,020
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$96,4701$135,2100$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0001.00 , 0002.03, 0003.00, 0004.00, 0005.00, 0006.00, 0007.00, 0105.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 95
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Marion

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, IA
Most common first names in Marion, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13081.1 years
John11975.1 years
Robert9969.6 years
William8877.5 years
James8571.4 years
Dorothy7580.6 years
George7376.7 years
Charles6578.9 years
Helen6480.1 years
Ruth6284.0 years
Most common last names in Marion, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4979.8 years
Miller4176.2 years
Brown3378.8 years
Johnson3074.5 years
Clark2274.8 years
Thompson2280.9 years
Scott2181.7 years
Williams2180.2 years
Jones1872.7 years
White1676.8 years
Businesses in Marion, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Menards1
Advance Auto Parts1Microtel1
Ashley Furniture1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Penske1
Casual Male XL1Pier 1 Imports1
Catherines1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen2Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul1
GNC1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS5
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets5

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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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