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Marion County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 33,365 (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: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (44.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 16,568  (49.7%)
Females: 16,797  (50.3%)

Marion County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,275 ($42,401 in 1999)

This county:

$55275
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $533 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $703)
This county:

$533
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $134,761 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Marion:

$134,761
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,696 - $197,474
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,130
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

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
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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 cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,959 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,692 (1.4%)

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 2013: 9.6%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.9% for Black residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 17.5% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.5%
Marion County:

9.5%
Iowa:

12.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.2% for Black residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 18.0% for other race residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 27 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: 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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 76
  • 1990 to 1994: 72
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 59
  • 1975 to 1979: 64
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1965 to 1969: 181

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: 9,877
  • One, attached: 86
  • Two: 512
  • 3 or 4: 318
  • 5 to 9: 446
  • 10 to 19: 334
  • 20 or more: 268
  • Mobile homes: 906
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

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:

  • IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1737): January 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1688): March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • IowaSevere Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 26, 1997 to October 28, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1191): November 20, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 18, 1990 to July 6, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-868): May 26, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-868, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IowaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 24, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-443): June 24, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Netherlands (27%)
  • Laos (12%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • India (5%)

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

  • Dutch (30%)
  • German (20%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

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:

  • 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%

Percentage of residents relocating from 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%

Percentage of residents relocating to 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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 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
  • In family households: 27,140 (7,011 male householders, 1,856 female householders)
    7,447 spouses, 9,481 children (8,602 natural, 324 adopted, 555 stepchildren), 383 grandchildren, 123 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 116 other relatives, 514 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,476 (1,834 male householders (1,520 living alone)), 2,022 female householders (1,834 living alone)), 620 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,693 (239 institutionalized population)

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.

6,465 married couples with children.
1,291 single-parent households (378 men, 913 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 85
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,941
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,076
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,657
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,771
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,536
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,106
  • 1940 to 1949: 580
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,215
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:

  • This state: 26025
  • Northeast: 373
  • Midwest: 3221
  • South: 868
  • West: 944

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

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 (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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'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