Marion County, IA

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2022 Population
33,487
0.318% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.505% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.69%
2.95% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$74,193
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$192,300
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,772
0.793% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marion County, IA had a population of 33.5k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $74,193. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marion County, IA grew from 33,381 to 33,487, a 0.318% increase and its median household income grew from $66,822 to $74,193, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), White (Hispanic) (1.05%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.612%).

None of the households in Marion County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Marion County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, IA are Central College (259 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Marion County, IA was $192,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.1%.

Most people in Marion County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marion County, IA is home to a population of 33.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.86% of Marion County, IA residents were born outside of the country (623 people).

In 2022, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.4k people) in Marion County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 742 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 350 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Marion County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, IA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.4k ± 72
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    742 ± 148
  3. White (Hispanic)
    350 ± 124
2.19%
Hispanic Population
735 people

In 2022, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.4k people) in Marion County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 742 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 350 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.19% of the people in Marion County, IA are hispanic (735 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Marion County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
623 people
2.16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
720 people

As of 2022, 1.86% of Marion County, IA residents (623 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion County, IA was 2.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    578 ± 157
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    344 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    340 ± 123

Marion County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, IA employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Marion County, IA are Manufacturing (4,098 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,631 people), and Educational Services (1,994 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,263), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,912), and Information ($65,556).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 825
0.793%
1 Year growth
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, IA grew at a rate of 0.793%, from 16.6k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, IA, are Production Occupations (2,066 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,965 people), and Management Occupations (1,659 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 825
0.793%
1 Year growth
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, IA grew at a rate of 0.793%, from 16.6k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, IA, are Manufacturing (4,098 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,631 people), and Educational Services (1,994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Marion County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,940
Median earning men ± $2,582
$34,845
Median earning women ± $2,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($105,214), Wholesale Trade ($70,714), and Public Administration ($69,716).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,591), Public Administration ($48,316), and Manufacturing ($47,844).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 291
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 177
    Manufacturing
  3. 170
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Marion County, IA awarded 259 degrees. The student population of Marion County, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 607 male students and 562 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, IA are White (237 and 91.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 2.7%), Unknown (6 and 2.32%), and Asian (4 and 1.54%).

The largest universities in Marion County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Central College (259 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, IA are Exercise Physiology (39 and 15.1%), General Business Administration & Management (31 and 12%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 and 7.34%).

The median tuition cost in Marion County, IA for private four year colleges is $19,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Marion County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,169 (51.9% men and 48.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,169 students enrolled in Marion County, IA, 51.9% men and 48.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,000 records, of which 49.5% were women and 50.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marion County, IA was Exercise Physiology with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Marion County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
259 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central College with 259 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, IA, which is 1.11 times more than the 123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 237 degrees mean that there were 33.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,341) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, IA was $192,300 in 2022, which is 0.682 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,500 to $192,300, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, IA is 77.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marion County, IA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, IA is $74,193. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, IA was Census Tract 304.02 with a value of $78,636, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $73,657 and $72,578.

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.67%.

Property

$192,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,109
$10,262
Median Property Taxes
±$605

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.1% of the housing units in Marion County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304.02
  2. Census Tract 306
  3. Census Tract 307

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, IA was Census Tract 304.02 with a value of $78,636, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $73,657 and $72,578.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$74,193
Median Household Income
± $3,055
13.3k
Number of Households
± 741

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Marion County, IA grew to $74,193 from the previous year's value of $66,822.

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.1%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Marion County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.1%).

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Marion County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.67%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, IA (2.44k out of 31.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, IA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.3% of the children was living in poverty in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 274 in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 44.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Marion County, IA has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see 1008 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.49% decrease from the previous year (1078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1579 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 873 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,008 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, IA

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see an average of 1,008 patients per year. This represents a 6.49% decrease from the previous year (1,078 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.39%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, IA declined by 15.4% from 4.01% to 3.39%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.8 in Marion County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Marion County, IA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.19% in Marion County, IA.

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