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Marion township, IA map Land area: 74.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 30,059 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 14,706  (48.9%)
Females: 15,353  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 29,379 (24,993 owner occupied, 4,386 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

28%


Races in Marion township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.6%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.8
Median age of females: 36.7

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Average household size: 2.52

Marion township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,801 ($51,084 in 1999)
This township:

$58,801
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $386, upper quartile is $607)
Here:

$489
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $152,210 (it was $103,100 in 2000)
Marion township:

$152,210
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,515 - $218,538

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,217
Here:

$185,217
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $108,369
Here:

$108,369
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $68,899
Here:

$68,899
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,170
Here:

$108,170
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,110
Here:

$133,110
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $47,786
Here:

$47,786
State:

$29,315
Population density: 404 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

5.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marion township: Rural (A), Crab Apple (B), Squaw Creek Municipal Golf Course (C), Linn County Home (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Marion township: Church of God Seventh Day (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Crabapple Cemetery (1), Prairie Chapel Cemetery (2), Martin Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Robbins Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Crabapple Creek (A), Martin Creek (B), Elbow Creek (C), East Indian Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Marion township: Squaw Creek Regional Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 488 (46% naturalized citizens)

Marion township:  1.6%
State:  3.1%

53% of Marion township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 22599
  • Northeast: 489
  • Midwest: 4206
  • South: 1015
  • West: 1142

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $99,800


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion township, Iowa:

  • 329 people in nursing homes
  • 128 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 93 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,314
  • One, attached: 424
  • Two: 332
  • 3 or 4: 599
  • 5 to 9: 489
  • 10 to 19: 324
  • 20 to 49: 222
  • 50 or more: 182
  • Mobile homes: 1,348

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,200


Housing units in Marion township with a mortgage: 5,336 (658 second mortgage, 719 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,023

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 618
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,639
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,389
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,102
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,108
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,255
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,293
  • 1940 to 1949: 403
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,427

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 201
  • 4 rooms: 626
  • 5 rooms: 2,341
  • 6 rooms: 1,850
  • 7 rooms: 1,614
  • 8 rooms: 1,346
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,277

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 406
  • 3 rooms: 586
  • 4 rooms: 661
  • 5 rooms: 332
  • 6 rooms: 131
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9 or more rooms: 65

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Marion township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,498
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,638
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,724
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 262

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion township:

  • no bedroom: 97
  • 1 bedroom: 999
  • 2 bedrooms: 896
  • 3 bedrooms: 317
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Marion township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 219
  • 1 vehicle: 1,889
  • 2 vehicles: 4,742
  • 3 vehicles: 1,754
  • 4 vehicles: 505
  • 5 or more vehicles: 178

Cars and other vehicles available in Marion township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 308
  • 1 vehicle: 1,368
  • 2 vehicles: 518
  • 3 vehicles: 154
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion township:

  • German (36.6%)
  • Irish (12.9%)
  • English (9.7%)
  • United States or American (7.2%)
  • Norwegian (5.2%)
  • Czech (3.2%)
  • European (2.1%)

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

  • India (19%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Pakistan (8%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,029 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,465 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 179 (1%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 172 (1%)
  • Other means: 75 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 540 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Marion township, Iowa:

  • 329 people in nursing homes
  • 128 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 93 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

96.5% of residents of Marion township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,454
  • In family households: 25,255 (6,722 male householders, 1,440 female householders)
    6,916 spouses, 9,168 children (8,372 natural, 365 adopted, 431 stepchildren), 275 grandchildren, 139 brothers or sisters, 105 parents, 127 other relatives, 363 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,199 (1,473 male householders (1,072 living alone)), 2,011 female householders (1,761 living alone)), 715 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 660 (338 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,558 2-persons, 1,777 3-persons, 1,798 4-persons, 738 5-persons, 238 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,833 1-person, 571 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 12 4-persons,

6,326 married couples with children.
1,286 single-parent households (344 men, 942 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 485
Here:

13.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 93
Here:

5.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 216
Here:

19.4%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Marion township:

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