Marcus, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,050 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 506  (48.3%)
Females: 544  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51035.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,802 (it was $37,604 in 2000)
Marcus:

$55,802
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,405 (it was $19,381 in 2000)

Marcus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,415 (it was $61,900 in 2000)
Marcus:

$112,415
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,972; detached houses: $107,475

Median gross rent in 2017: $595.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marcus: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.7%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Marcus, IA (2010)
    • 1,08797.3%White alone
    • 141.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.7%Hispanic
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 10.09%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Marcus, Iowa as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marcus is 385 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (51.4%), American (7.4%), Swedish (7.0%), Irish (5.4%), Norwegian (5.0%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/15/1882

Elevation: 1450 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 607 people per square mile   (low).

Marcus, Iowa map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,292 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $992 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (37.5 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (108.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (420.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cleghorn, IA (2.2 miles ),
Remsen, IA (2.9 miles ),
Meriden, IA (3.0 miles),
Granville, IA (3.4 miles ),
Paullina, IA (3.5 miles ),
Oyens, IA (3.6 miles),
Larrabee, IA (3.7 miles),
Cherokee, IA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 95.80 W

Area code: 712

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $29,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $232,700
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $312,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Marcus, IA residents
Average permit cost in Marcus, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Marcus, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Food (10.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Apparel (5.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (15.8%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.4%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Apparel (9.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Food (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Marcus, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Marcus, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marcus, Iowa average temperatures Marcus, Iowa average precipitation Marcus, Iowa humidity Marcus, Iowa wind speed Marcus, Iowa snowfall Marcus, Iowa sunshine Marcus, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Marcus, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Marcus-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Marcus city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marcus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from Marcus center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.9 miles away from Marcus center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from Marcus center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marcus topographic map

Main business address for: LITTLE SIOUX CORN PROCESSORS LLC (INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Marcus:

  • HEARTLAND CARE CENTER (604 EAST FENTON)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Marcus:

  • HAPPY SIESTA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; REMSEN, IA)
  • PAULLINA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PAULLINA, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CAREAGE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • CHEROKEE VILLA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)

Airports located in Marcus:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marcus:

  • Buena Vista University (about 33 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 37 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 57 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 64 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 72 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Wayne State College (about 74 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 85 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)

Public high school in Marcus:

Public elementary/middle school in Marcus:

  • MARCUS-MERIDEN-CLEGHORN PRIMARY (Location: 500 E FENTON ST, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Marcus

Library in Marcus:

  • MARCUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $49,045; Location: 106 N LOCUST ST; 14,533 books; 413 audio materials; 1,186 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marcus: Marcus Community Golf Club (A), Marcus (B), Farmers Co-op Elevator (C), Marcus Fire Department and Ambulance Service (D), Marcus Public Library (E), Marcus Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marcus include: Peace Lutheran Church (A), Holy Name Catholic Church (B), Grace United Methodist Church (C), Faith Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Holy Name Cemetery (1), Marcus-Amherst Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
51 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Marcus (2011 data):

  • State Savings Bank: Valley Bank & Trust at 719 South Highway 143, branch established on 2006/12/11. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $85.8 mil, Deposits: $77.0 mil, headquarters in Creston, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bedford Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First Trust & Savings Bank: at 100 West Pine Street, branch established on 1935/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $46.7 mil, Deposits: $40.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ft Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Farmers State Bank: at 106 E. Cedar St, branch established on 1928/12/28. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $68.2 mil, Deposits: $58.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: West Iowa Banc Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Marcus:

Marital status in Marcus, IA
  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Marcus:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marcus, IA (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,51713
Evangelical Protestant2,16314
Catholic2,0592
Other1913
None4,142-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Cherokee County:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

27.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.1%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marcus:

10.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marcus:

35.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Marcus:

57.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Marcus:

76.0%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marcus, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 1$2,772$33,2640$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,759$33,1080$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,555$30,6602$1,649
Financial Administration 1$2,830$33,9600$0
Water Supply 1$3,087$37,0440$0
Local Libraries 1$1,499$17,9884$1,211
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,393
Totals for Government 6$15,502$31,00416$4,253

Marcus government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $229,000 ($218.10)
    Water Utilities: $162,000 ($154.29)
    Sewerage: $151,000 ($143.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($113.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000 ($82.86)
    General - Other: $70,000 ($66.67)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($61.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($53.33)
    Libraries: $54,000 ($51.43)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($40.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($17.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($13.33)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($7.62)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($6.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($64.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $263,000 ($250.48)

Marcus government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $166,000 ($158.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($101.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($12.38)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($16.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $37,000 ($35.24)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($25.71)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($15.24)
    Rents: $10,000 ($9.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $143,000 ($136.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $106,000 ($100.95)
  • Tax - Property: $501,000 ($477.14)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $105,000 ($100.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.95)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.95)

Marcus government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,656,000 ($1577.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,412,000 ($1344.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $244,000 ($232.38)

Marcus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,453,000 ($1383.81)

4.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,010 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.68% ($41,182 average AGI)
from Woodbury County, IA  0.41% ($31,200)


4.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.51% ($38,400 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marcus:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KLEM (1410 AM; 1 kW; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marcus:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Marcus:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Marcus fatal accident list:

Jul 18, 2011 09:03 AM, Amherst St, Lat: 42.822475, Lon: -95.807531, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 2002 00:20 AM, West Cedar St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.5mTotal length
  • 3,390Total average daily traffic
  • 578Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,390Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marcus, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marcus, IA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Marcus)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 13 Km S 3.4 Km E (Lat: 42.706111 Lon: -95.761944), Type: Tank, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPOY616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.687 MHz, 464.737 MHz, 451.037 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2014, Expiration Date: 09/03/2024, Certifier: Stanley De Roo, Registrant: Cherokee Rural Water, 1593 580th St., Cherokee, IA 51012, Phone: (712) 225-6193, Fax: (712) 225-6195, Email:
  • 102 E Pine St (Lat: 42.824722 Lon: -95.807500), Call Sign: WQT953, Licensee ID: L00000015,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.375 MHz, 451.575 MHz, 456.075 MHz, 456.125 MHz, 456.250 MHz, 456.375 MHz, 456.575 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/1998, Expiration Date: 01/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2002, Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50303, Phone: (319) 333-8007
  • 4808 F Ave (Lat: 42.821361 Lon: -95.760389), Call Sign: WPXU988,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.587 MHz, 467.137 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2013, Expiration Date: 06/16/2023, Certifier: Gary Grotjohn, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • MARCUS, IA, Lat: 42.821972 Lon: -95.804889, Call Sign: WPRW596,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2011, Expiration Date: 03/01/2021, Certifier: Chris Jerome, Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Fax: (563) 333-8567, Email:
  • MARCUS, 320 Hwy 3 (Lat: 42.806472 Lon: -95.815444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WPXD856,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • First Coop Marcus, 204 W. Railroad St. (Lat: 42.826778 Lon: -95.810083), Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQUD789,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/11/2014, Expiration Date: 06/11/2024, Certifier: Fred C Gibson, Registrant: Intelpath, 16 W 575 79th St., #102, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WC0K, Previous Call Sign: WB0DMK, Licensee ID: L00163714, Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 09/01/2022, Certifier: Michael A Abitz, Registrant: Michael A Abitz, 603 Reagan St, Marcus, IA 51035
  • Call Sign: KG5ARX, Licensee ID: L01848194, Grant Date: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 03/07/2024, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2018, Certifier: Donna J Abitz, Registrant: Donna J Abitz, 205 S Ash St, Marcus, IA 51035-7715
  • Call Sign: K0DJA, Previous Call Sign: KG5ARX, Licensee ID: L01848194, Grant Date: 02/23/2018, Expiration Date: 02/23/2028, Certifier: Donna J Abitz, Registrant: Donna J Abitz, 603 Reagan Street, Marcus, IA 51035-7715

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: COMMONWEALTH REARWIN 180F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176C-D-F (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34831 , Serial Number: 1557, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene L Trustee Murray, Po Box 163, Marcus, IA 51035
  • Aircraft: MURRAY EUGENE L RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 504EM , Serial Number: 80610, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene L Trustee Murray, Po Box 163, Marcus, IA 51035
  • Aircraft: MURRAY EUGENE/EDWARD WAG-AERO SUPER SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 983GE , Serial Number: 1372, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1985, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene L Trustee Murray, Po Box 163, Marcus, IA 51035

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 15 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Marcus, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.1%), and Outside Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marcus, IA
    • 5249.1%Structure Fires
    • 3835.8%Outside Fires
    • 109.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 65.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marcus, IA
Most common first names in Marcus, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2380.4 years
George2078.1 years
William1481.4 years
Marie1186.5 years
Donald1075.6 years
Clara1086.6 years
Raymond1077.6 years
Margaret1085.5 years
Anna990.6 years
Dorothy984.6 years
Most common last names in Marcus, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1580.1 years
Dorr1582.2 years
Johnson1379.4 years
Anderson1287.1 years
Alesch1083.9 years
Nielsen1084.5 years
Grauer1083.0 years
Hueser877.2 years
Bork878.7 years
Delaney868.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marcus, IA
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marcus, IA
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 43.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Marcus compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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