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Marion County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 33,497 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 32,052 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,314
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,260
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,077
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,149 (it was 2,940 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%

Land area: 554 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 16,602  (49.6%)
Females: 16,895  (50.4%)

Marion County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,176 ($42,401 in 1999)

This county:

$59,176
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $562 (lower quartile is $436, upper quartile is $707)
This county:

$562
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $155,158 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Marion:

$155,158
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,514 - $218,253

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $177,539
Here:

$177,539
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $220,701
Here:

$220,701
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $98,160
Here:

$98,160
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,029
Here:

$157,029
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $82,304
Here:

$82,304
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $221,478
Here:

$221,478
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,156
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $435

Institutionalized population: 239

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 47
  • Thefts: 39
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 61
  • Auto thefts: 13
Marion County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 100 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2008: 69 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2009: 43 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2014: 67 buildings, average cost: $263,900
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,222 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,111 (1.5%)

Marion County household income distribution in 2013 Marion County home values distribution in 2013 Marion County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.4%
Marion County:

9.4%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 98.5% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.2 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.1 years old, Black residents: 27.1 years old, American Indian residents: 64.9 years old, Asian residents: 33.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pella, Knoxville, Pleasantville, Melcher-Dallas, Bussey, Harvey, Hamilton, Swan, Marysville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marion County: Carstens 1880 Farmstead (A), Camp Wakonda (B), Hone Creek (C), Willow (D), Nishna (E), Reels (F), Armour (G), Waveland (H), Wheeler (I), Island Park (J), Oakland Elevator (K), Quail Run Golf Course (L), Honey Creek (M), Mount Crescent Ski Area (N), Honey Creek Campground (O), Parkway Cafe and Campground (P), Camp Pokamoke (Q), Loveland East Bound Rest Area (R), Loveland West Bound Rest Area (S), Underwood South Bound Rest Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion County include: Wheeler Grove Church (A), Grange Church (B), Hardin Church (C), Hazel Dell Church (D), Mount Hope Church (E), Underwood Lutheran Church (F), Fellowship of Faith Christian Center (G), Hazel Dell Church (H), Central Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Oaklawn Cemetery (2), Old Town Cemetery (3), Belknap Cemetery (4), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (5), Branson Cemetery (6), Saint Bridgett Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Big Lake (A), Iowa Lake (B), Hanthorn Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Branch West Nishnabotna River (A), Allen Creek (B), Ballard Creek (C), Bedell Creek (D), Boyer River (E), Clarks Branch (F), Crescent Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Slocum Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion County include: Historic Council Bluffs State Historical Marker (1), Hitchcock Nature Area (2), Arrowhead County Park (3), Lewis and Clark Historical Monument (4), Lewis and Clark Park (5), Wilson Island State Park (6), Lakeview Park (7), Nobles Lake State Wildlife Management Area (8), Olde Town County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Passaic County, New Jersey , Harrison County , Howard County, Nebraska , Lee County, Illinois , Suffolk County, New York , Ottawa County, Ohio , Mills County , Pottawattamie County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,856
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 820 (73.6% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1052010 or later
  • 1382000 to 2009
  • 1891990 to 1999
  • 871980 to 1989
  • 1011970 to 1979
  • 196Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.3%

Marion County marital status for males Marion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,088
  • One, attached: 318
  • Two: 350
  • 3 or 4: 349
  • 5 to 9: 537
  • 10 to 19: 482
  • 20 to 49: 254
  • 50 or more: 188
  • Mobile homes: 601

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 5,847 (189 second mortgage, 539 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,598

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,74927
Evangelical Protestant5,53337
Catholic2,3683
Other3743
Orthodox401
None13,245-
Marion County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Marion County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marion County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 263 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $65,140
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $274.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.79%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,511
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 60.72%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,739
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.42%
Corn for grain: 76831 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71426 harvested acres
Vegetables: 60 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1255645.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 99 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/15/1988, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 339.3 miles away from Marion County 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 324.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 344.3 miles away from the county 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 216.5 miles away from the county 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 364.1 miles away from Marion County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 372.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1191: November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: 1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (13%)
  • Laos (11%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Bolivia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County


  • Dutch (28%)
  • German (20%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,494 (78.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,858 (10.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 45 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 134 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 145 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 841 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,030 (5.5%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Marion County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 1,060 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 177 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 134 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 119 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 51 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 24 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 24 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Marion County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 1,309 people in college/university student housing
  • 215 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,060.

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.67% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($26,068 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($13,524 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.58%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.96% ($34,905 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.50% ($39,917)
from Jasper County, IA  0.36% ($43,909)
from Warren County, IA  0.22% ($38,593)
from Monroe County, IA  0.16% ($40,211)
from Lucas County, IA  0.15% ($31,444)
from Story County, IA  0.14% ($29,647)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.83% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($21,911 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($17,098 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.82%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.33% ($31,914 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($32,904)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.42% ($28,157)
to Warren County, IA  0.18% ($36,000)
to Monroe County, IA  0.15% ($27,889)
to Johnson County, IA  0.13% ($23,813)
to Story County, IA  0.12% ($14,571)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Marion County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Marion County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,821 (4,991 aged, 830 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 328 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Marion County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (386)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (344)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (319)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (317)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (228)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (207)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (185)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (167)
  • Unspecified dementia (150)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (112)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,793
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 543
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,657

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,110
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.9. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,497
  • In family households: 26,574 (4,871 male householders, 3,726 female householders)
    7,356 spouses, 9,191 children (8,366 natural, 250 adopted, 578 stepchildren), 463 grandchildren, 95 brothers or sisters, 156 parents, 116 other relatives, 546 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,167 (2,245 male householders (1,894 living alone)), 2,200 female householders (1,997 living alone)), 713 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,737

Size of family households: 4,394 2-persons, 1,415 3-persons, 1,603 4-persons, 768 5-persons, 347 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,892 1-person, 460 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 16 5-persons.

6,126 married couples with children.
1,246 single-parent households (557 men, 689 women).

96.4% of residents of Marion speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $200,187,000 ($6,110 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,958,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $90,629,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,581,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,307,000
Federal grants: $24,911,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,598,000 ($848,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $38,160,000 ($5,168,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,780,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,022,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,316,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,039
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,736
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +48
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +614
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Marion County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1032014 or later
  • 1712010 to 2013
  • 1,5922000 to 2009
  • 1,8791990 to 1999
  • 1,5661980 to 1989
  • 2,3341970 to 1979
  • 1,4401960 to 1969
  • 1,2591950 to 1959
  • 6161940 to 1949
  • 3,0881939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 101 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 1343 rooms
  • 9254 rooms
  • 1,6705 rooms
  • 1,7986 rooms
  • 1,6947 rooms
  • 1,2708 rooms
  • 1,8849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1371 room
  • 2492 rooms
  • 7183 rooms
  • 1,0704 rooms
  • 6585 rooms
  • 2766 rooms
  • 1387 rooms
  • 1898 rooms
  • 1949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 13no bedroom
  • 2821 bedroom
  • 1,8322 bedrooms
  • 4,3983 bedrooms
  • 2,2534 bedrooms
  • 6835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 134no bedroom
  • 9301 bedroom
  • 1,6452 bedrooms
  • 6083 bedrooms
  • 2194 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 194no vehicle
  • 1,5591 vehicle
  • 4,2952 vehicles
  • 2,3053 vehicles
  • 7774 vehicles
  • 3515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 488no vehicle
  • 1,8601 vehicle
  • 9262 vehicles
  • 2103 vehicles
  • 1114 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

84.7% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Iowa.

Marion County:

84.7%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26,137
  • Other state: 6,330
  • Northeast: 430
  • Midwest: 3,432
  • South: 1,231
  • West: 1,234
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 25.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 517
Here:

15.2%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 185
Here:

9.5%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,535
Here:

80.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Police Protection: $3,263,000
    Regular Highways: $348,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,393,000
    Health - Other: $3,432,000
    Police Protection: $1,323,000
    Financial Administration: $1,147,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $812,000
    Correctional Institutions: $561,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $532,000
    General Public Buildings: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $359,000
    General - Other: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $229,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $163,000
    General - Other: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,562,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,096,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $600,000
    Interest Earnings: $388,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,252,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,021,000
    General Local Government Support: $956,000
    All Other: $607,000
    Public Welfare: $214,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,876,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $898,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $354,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $225,000
    Other License: $18,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,415,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $315,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,823,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,034,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 357
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 321
  • Number of recipients under 18: 53
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 231
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 73
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 134
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 152
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Marion County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John54676.8 years
William42576.3 years
Mary32680.5 years
James29673.0 years
Robert27172.0 years
Charles24973.8 years
George21676.0 years
Donald17168.6 years
Paul16574.5 years
Harold16573.8 years
Most common last names in Marion County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19878.1 years
Jones15376.6 years
Johnson13076.7 years
Miller11374.4 years
Clark11378.9 years
Brown11073.0 years
Nichols8372.8 years
Dejong8181.8 years
Anderson8172.5 years
Harvey7380.1 years
Businesses in Marion County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's1Maurices1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's2
Chevrolet2New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
FedEx3Subway3
Ford1Super 82
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS5
KFC1Walmart2
La-Z-Boy1