Marion County, IA

33,197 Population
554.5 square miles 59.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.1%
was 1.1%
 
Population Density
59.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.7%
was 57.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.3%
was 2.6%
 
Percent Under 18
24.1%
was 24.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.6%
was 16.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.5
was 3.2
Ranked 7th Lowest in IA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.9%
was 9.9%
 
Median Household Income
$57,412
was $54,693
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
39.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,449
Ranked 68th Highest in IA
Patents per 100,000
51
Ranked 6th Highest in IA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3
Ranked 6th Highest in IA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
153.9
was 108.3
Ranked 7th Highest in IA
Property Crimes per 100,000
531.1
was 312.8
Ranked 20th Highest in IA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,997
was 13,986
 
Median Rent
$652
was $647
 
Total Building Permits
65
was 43
 
Occupied Housing Units
13,026
was 12,978
 
Homeownership Rate
72.7%
was 74.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
57
was 37
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
25.2
was 25.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.4%
was 23.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
8
was 6
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.7
was 3.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.0
was 1.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.8%
was 98.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.9%
was 92.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.4%
was 24.8%
 

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