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Population (year 2000): 26,294. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,233 (+15.0% change)
Males: 12,768 (48.6%), Females: 13,526 (51.4%)

Linn County

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Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $48,591 (year 2000)
Median house value: $105,200 (year 2000)

Marion, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Marion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (40.0%), Irish (16.7%), English (11.4%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (5.5%), Czech (4.9%).

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Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 12.0 square miles

Marion,

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +5,766 (+28.1%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapids, IA Cedar (6.4 miles pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (167.2 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (269.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (5.7 miles Robins, IA (6.1 miles Hiawatha, Rapids, IA Cedar (6.4 miles IA (7.3 miles Bertram, IA (7.9 miles Alburnett, IA (10.3 miles Springville, IA Ely, (11.2 miles City, IA (12.4 miles Central


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 160 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1997: 128 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 1999: 205 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2000: 180 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2001: 189 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2002: 224 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2003: 254 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2004: 274 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2005: 311 buildings, average cost: $116,500

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 91.59 W


Marion, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.6%), Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (14.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,758 (-25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,176 (21.5%)


 

Crime in Marion by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 0 4 7
    per 100,000 7.6 0.0 0.0 15.2 26.6
Robberies 2 0 3 4 1
    per 100,000 7.6 0.0 11.4 15.2 3.8
Assaults 0 4 15 19 28
    per 100,000 0.0 15.2 57.0 72.3 106.5
Burglaries 103 89 86 117 192
    per 100,000 391.7 338.5 327.1 445.0 730.2
Thefts 415 265 248 286 339
    per 100,000 1578.3 1007.8 943.2 1087.7 1289.3
Auto thefts 4 0 9 20 19
    per 100,000 15.2 0.0 34.2 76.1 72.3
97.1 67.0 78.2 105.8 141.6


Average climate in Marion, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marion,

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the Marion city center .

On 3/13/1990, a category 4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Travis Nelson - College basketball player (Wyoming Cowboys).


Main business address for: TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND X LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND IX LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC), TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND XI LP (SERVICES-EQUIPMENT RENTAL & LEASING, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers near Marion:
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • JONES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; ANAMOSA, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:
  • THE EASTERN IOWA (about 13 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; ID: CID)
  • WATERLOO MUNI (about 66 miles; WATERLOO, IA; ID: ALO)
  • DUBUQUE REGIONAL (about 67 miles; DUBUQUE, IA; ID: DBQ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:
  • MARION (about 6 miles; MARION, IA; ID: C17)
  • AMANA (about 26 miles; AMANA, IA; ID: C11)
  • IOWA CITY MUNI (about 29 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; ID: IOW)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 12 $43,470 $43,470 0 $0


College/University in Marion:
  • IOWA REAL ESTATE SCHOOL OF CEDAR RAPIDS (Location: 770 7TH AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,991)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 27 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 24,766)
  • UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; FAYETTE, IA; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 58 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 79 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 2,310)
Public high schools in Marion:
  • LINN-MAR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,289; Location: 3111 N 10TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 675 S 15TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Marion:
  • GRACE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 1461 EAST POST ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:
  • EXCELSIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 882; Location: 3555 N 10TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAK RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 4901 ALBURNETT ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 1301 5TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WILKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 2127 27TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • INDIAN CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 2900 INDIAN CREEK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STARRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 700 S 15TH STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • NOVAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 2999 N 10TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FRANCIS MARION INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 251; Location: 2301 3RD AVE; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 1400 10TH AVE; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Marion:
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 1430 14TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Marion:
  • MARION PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $904,697; Location: 1095 6TH AVE.; 100,798 books; 5,607 audio materials; 6,063 video materials; 282 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Marion: Indian Creek Country Club (A), Hunters Ridge Golf Course (B), Marion (C), Granger House - Marion Historical Museum (D), Marion Fire Station One (E), Marion City Police Dapartment (F), Marion City Hall (G), Marion Carnegie Library (H).

Shopping Centers: East End Shopping Center (1), Marion Heights Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Marion include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Open Door Christian Church (B), Antioch Christian Church (C), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (D), Ascension Church (E), Trinity Church of the Nazarene (F), First Baptist Church of Marion (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemetery: Oakshade Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Berrys Run (A), Dry Creek (B).

Parks in Marion include: Thomas Park (1), Hanna Park (2), Donnelly Park (3), Marion Football Field (4), Tauher Park (5), Eagle Ridge Park (6), Starry Park (7), South Landfill Park (8), Legion Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Marion compared to Iowa state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)

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