Marion, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 39,400 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +49.8%
Males: 19,576  (49.7%)
Females: 19,824  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52302.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,409 (it was $48,591 in 2000)
Marion:

$66,409
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,371 (it was $23,158 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,573 (it was $97,800 in 2000)
Marion:

$158,573
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,598; detached houses: $203,001; townhouses or other attached units: $139,805; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,163; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,379; mobile homes: $16,868

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Marion, IA (2017)
    • 34,38791.3%White alone
    • 8492.3%Two or more races
    • 8092.1%Black alone
    • 7382.0%Hispanic
    • 6941.8%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Marion, Iowa as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 816 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Marion by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(33.4)
7
(23.0)
5
(15.7)
4
(12.1)
8
(23.8)
10
(28.9)
7
(20.0)
11
(31.1)
15
(41.5)
11
(30.2)
10
(26.8)
14
(37.0)
11
(28.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(6.7)
1
(3.3)
5
(15.7)
5
(15.2)
10
(29.8)
5
(14.5)
1
(2.9)
4
(11.3)
5
(13.8)
8
(21.9)
7
(18.8)
8
(21.1)
13
(33.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(40.1)
19
(62.5)
30
(94.4)
22
(66.8)
34
(101.2)
38
(109.9)
34
(97.3)
22
(62.2)
36
(99.5)
30
(82.2)
51
(136.8)
49
(129.5)
43
(110.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
115
(384.0)
101
(332.3)
137
(431.2)
175
(531.0)
138
(410.8)
132
(381.9)
103
(294.7)
127
(359.3)
117
(323.4)
113
(309.8)
123
(330.0)
142
(375.2)
141
(361.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
288
(961.8)
390
(1,283)
353
(1,111)
415
(1,259)
394
(1,173)
418
(1,209)
319
(912.7)
484
(1,369)
439
(1,213)
396
(1,085)
384
(1,030)
428
(1,131)
446
(1,142)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(90.2)
32
(105.3)
20
(62.9)
35
(106.2)
28
(83.4)
31
(89.7)
21
(60.1)
22
(62.2)
17
(47.0)
17
(46.6)
18
(48.3)
34
(89.8)
36
(92.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(23.4)
12
(39.5)
7
(22.0)
11
(33.4)
6
(17.9)
7
(20.3)
5
(14.3)
7
(19.8)
5
(13.8)
3
(8.2)
8
(21.5)
5
(13.2)
10
(25.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)109.3121.5115.9129.7130.6131.898.3125.6132.1116.0128.0140.5138.0

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City-data.com crime index in Marion, IA

Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 60 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (39.3%), American (11.2%), Irish (7.6%), English (6.3%), Norwegian (4.2%), Czech (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/10/1865

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles.

Population density: 3,285 people per square mile   (average).

Marion, Iowa map

1,171 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

3.1%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,106 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,713 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 91.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,750 (-22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,729 (23.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Distribution of median household income in Marion, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marion, IA in 2017
Marion satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 184 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2014: 146 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2015: 180 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2016: 161 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2017: 170 buildings, average cost: $124,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, IA residents
Average permit cost in Marion, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Marion, IA
Historical housing units in Marion, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +5,766 (+28.1%).
Most common industries in Marion, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Marion, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Marion, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marion, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46

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 Marion 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 Marion 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

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:

  • LINN-MAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,510, Location: 3111 N 10TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 653, Location: 675 S 15TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARION HOME SCHOOL (Location: 440 S. 15TH STREET, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

Private elementary/middle school in Marion:

  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 170, Location: 1430 14TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Marion

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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).

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, IA
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, IA (based on Linn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
This county:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marion:

50.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Marion:

48.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Marion:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.1%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marion:

9.5%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

35.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 43$277,153$77,3450$0
Firefighters 30$212,352$84,94116$11,010
Streets and Highways 20$105,647$63,3881$999
Water Supply 13$51,032$47,1060$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 10$63,650$76,3801$1,909
Parks and Recreation 10$56,412$67,6946$4,978
Police - Other 10$41,702$50,0420$0
Local Libraries 10$57,884$69,46112$11,689
Solid Waste Management 9$40,507$54,0091$1,299
Sewerage 5$25,091$60,2180$0
Other Government Administration 4$38,136$114,4085$907
Financial Administration 3$23,840$95,3601$1,369
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,314
Totals for Government 167$993,406$71,38244$35,474

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $14,239,000 ($361.40)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,972,000 ($151.57)
    Sewerage: $4,145,000 ($105.20)
    Regular Highways: $3,498,000 ($88.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,278,000 ($83.20)
    Financial Administration: $2,986,000 ($75.79)
    Water Utilities: $2,709,000 ($68.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,751,000 ($44.44)
    Libraries: $1,746,000 ($44.31)
    Central Staff Services: $1,546,000 ($39.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,496,000 ($37.97)
    General - Other: $1,070,000 ($27.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $677,000 ($17.18)
    General Public Buildings: $256,000 ($6.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000 ($5.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $57,000 ($1.45)
    Health - Other: $40,000 ($1.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,132,000 ($54.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,607,000 ($66.17)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $285,000 ($7.23)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $219,000 ($5.56)
    Other - Libraries: $77,000 ($1.95)
    Other - General - Other: $52,000 ($1.32)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000 ($0.03)
    Other - Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $4,000 ($0.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $981,000 ($24.90)
    Sewerage: $378,000 ($9.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($2.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($2.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($2.08)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($2.03)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($1.04)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($0.36)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,620,000 ($371.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($2.01)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,135,000 ($130.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,898,000 ($48.17)
    Other: $635,000 ($16.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $403,000 ($10.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $45,000 ($1.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $41,000 ($1.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $102,000 ($2.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $301,000 ($7.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,195,000 ($30.33)
    General Revenue - Other: $429,000 ($10.89)
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000 ($6.35)
    Rents: $111,000 ($2.82)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,428,000 ($112.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,356,000 ($110.56)
    Other: $238,000 ($6.04)
  • Tax - Property: $21,900,000 ($555.84)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,728,000 ($120.00)
    Other License: $757,000 ($19.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $383,000 ($9.72)
    Other Selective Sales: $203,000 ($5.15)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,999,000 ($1497.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,894,000 ($1393.25)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,072,000 ($281.02)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,230,000 ($259.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,105,000 ($104.19)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $842,000 ($21.37)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,897,000 ($1570.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,681,000 ($271.09)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  0.80% ($47,263 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.29% ($50,263)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.21% ($39,204)


5.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  0.59% ($53,893 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($54,752)
to Polk County, IA  0.26% ($53,674)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • 166,511Total average daily traffic
  • 4,727Total average daily truck traffic
  • 166,511Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marion, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Marion, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 45 (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: 377 (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: 53 (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 in Marion, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marion, IA - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 67. The highest number of reported fires - 89 took place in 2003, and the least - 48 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.3%), and Outside Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, IA
    • 46443.3%Structure Fires
    • 38335.8%Outside Fires
    • 19217.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 323.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Iowa:

  • Microtel Inn & Suites Marion, 5500 Dyer Ave, Marion, Iowa 52302 , Phone: (319) 373-7400, Fax: (319) 373-4111
  • TownePlace Suites, 2823 7th Ave, Marion, Iowa 52302 , Phone: (319) 249-0990, Fax: (319) 249-0991
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Iowa
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, IA
  • 89.7%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, IA
  • 59.7%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 3.0%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy


Marion compared to Iowa state average:

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