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Marion County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 33,419 (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. 2012 cost of living index in Marion County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.2%), Manufacturing (22.4%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 16,541  (47.8%)
Females: 16,768  (52.2%)

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Marion County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,613 ($42,401 in 1999)
This county:

$51613
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $618)
This county:

$497
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $136,012 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Marion County:

$136,012
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,111 - $199,179

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $159,431
Here:

$159,431
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,323
Here:

$117,323
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $228,773
Here:

$228,773
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $386,010
Here:

$386,010
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,512
Here:

$231,512
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $50,995
Here:

$50,995
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,354
Here:

$14,354
State:

$33,502
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,150
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 239

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


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


Marion County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,602 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,425 (1.3%)


Marion County household income distribution in 2009 Marion County home values distribution


Marion County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.8%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 20 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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: Wheling (A), Copper Spring (B), Star (C), Fairmont (D), Dunreath (E), Howell Station Campground Lake Red Rock (F), Wallashuck Campground Lake Red Rock (G), North Overlook Campground (H), English Settlement (I), Caloma (J), Flagler (K), Marion County Historical Village (L), Tracy (M), Otley (N), Columbia Fire Department (O), Clay Township Fire and Rescue (P), Indiana Township Fire Department (Q), Red Rock Visitor Center (R), Pella Police Department (S), Vermeer Museum and Global Pavilion (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion County include: Tracey Church (A), Zion Church (B), Eden Church (C), Fair View Church (D), Saint Josephs Church (E), Saint Paul Church (F), Belinda Church (G), Olive Chapel (H), Concord Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Asbury Cemetery (1), Overton Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (5), Brecke Ridge Cemetery (6), Porter Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spires Lake (A), Waller Lake (B), Thomas Lake (C), Knoxville Pond (D), Roberts Creek (E), Lake Red Rock (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ballard Creek (A), Brush Creek (B), Teter Creek (C), Butcher Creek (D), Calhoun Creek (E), Campetine Creek (F), Carruthers Creek (G), Coon Creek (H), Sugar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion County include: Governor William Stone Historical Marker (1), Designer of the Iowa Flag Historical Marker (2), The Dragoon Trail in Marion County Historical Marker (3), Centennial Elm Planted in 1876 Historical Marker (4), 1865 Memorial for "40 Boys" Historical Marker (5), Memorial for President George Washington Historical Marker (6), Marion County Park (7), Paul Todd Wildlife Area (8), Wilcox Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Jasper County , Lucas County , Mahaska County , Monroe County , Polk County , Warren County .

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: 84.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 532 (65% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


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:


Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 4,498 (364 second mortgage, 625 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,499

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.71%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 18,178
Total congregations: 63

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameReformed Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents4,292 (23.6%)3,180 (17.5%)2,591 (14.3%)1,923 (10.6%)1,034 (5.7%)
Congregations6 (9.5%)7 (11.1%)13 (20.6%)3 (4.8%)2 (3.2%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents861 (4.7%)776 (4.3%)767 (4.2%)645 (3.5%)2,109 (11.6%)
Congregations2 (3.2%)4 (6.3%)3 (4.8%)3 (4.8%)20 (31.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Marion County - Pella, Knoxville, Pleasantville, Melcher-Dallas, Bussey

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Marion County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Marion County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Marion County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marion County:

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 below Iowa state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/2008, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Machinery (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County (%):





Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,043 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 2,070 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 103 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (0%)
  • Walked: 986 (6%)
  • Other means: 66 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 701 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $53,105.

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.13% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($25,490 average AGI)
2.21% relocated from other states ($16,013 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.21%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  0.87% ($39,895 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.44% ($36,887)
from Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($42,538)
from Warren County, IA  0.36% ($32,558)
from Wapello County, IA  0.13% ($36,188)
from Monroe County, IA  0.12% ($43,533)
from Story County, IA  0.12% ($30,800)


6.11% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.11% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,044 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($15,808 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.00%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  1.58% ($40,674 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.39% ($37,128)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.38% ($33,130)
to Warren County, IA  0.35% ($26,857)
to Story County, IA  0.17% ($35,050)
to Dallas County, IA  0.14% ($63,706)
to Lucas County, IA  0.14% ($25,529)

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 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 live births in Marion County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,596 (4,870 aged, 726 disabled)
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: 8792.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 543.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39656.96

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1309.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1109.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.06

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,616

Size of family households: 4,281 2-persons, 1,722 3-persons, 1,599 4-persons, 844 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,354 1-person, 432 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

95.6% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $200,187,000 ($6110 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:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 167
  • 4 rooms: 893
  • 5 rooms: 2,111
  • 6 rooms: 2,016
  • 7 rooms: 1,600
  • 8 rooms: 1,258
  • 9+ rooms: 1,007
  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 263
  • 3 rooms: 507
  • 4 rooms: 867
  • 5 rooms: 574
  • 6 rooms: 332
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,185
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,555
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,746
  • 5+ bedrooms: 363
  • no bedroom: 152
  • 1 bedroom: 767
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,258
  • 3 bedrooms: 558
  • 4 bedrooms: 172
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 262
  • 1 vehicle: 1,830
  • 2 vehicles: 4,111
  • 3 vehicles: 1,946
  • 4 vehicles: 626
  • 5+ vehicles: 302
  • no vehicle: 472
  • 1 vehicle: 1,228
  • 2 vehicles: 926
  • 3 vehicles: 221
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

57% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

Marion County:

56.6%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.5%)
  • Electricity (5.5%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (66.1%)
  • Electricity (21.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 338
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 222
Here:

11.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,309
Here:

74.6%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Marion County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
FedEx3Subway3
H&R Block2Super 82
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Jimmy John's1U-Haul2
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular3
KFC1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
MasterBrand Cabinets6
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