Demographics & Statistics

Marion's population growth of 3,339 people from July 1, 2010 to July 1 2016 has resulted in Marion having the 13th highest numeric population gain of all communities in Iowa. Marion had in the past decade had the highest numeric population gain of any community in Iowa outside of the Des Moines/Ames Metro area, but per the 2010 to 2016 growth estimates the communities of: Ames, Iowa City, North Liberty and Cedar Rapids, all posted larger population gains than Marion over the past six years for communities outside of the Des Moines Metro Area, all but North Liberty are significantly larger communities.

In fact, since the 2000 population estimate to the July 2016 estimate Marion shows a population growth of 9.5%.Marion continues to be an ideal place for young families, 87% of our population is under the age of 65


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Current Population:
Total Potential Labor Force (Laborshed Area):
38,480 (source)
663,272 (source)
Number of housing units: 16,490 (source
Median household income:
  State of Iowa:  
$65,166 (source)
$53,183 (source)
Residents with a Bachelor's degree or higher:
  State of Iowa: 
35% (source)
27% (source)
Residents with a High School diploma:
  State of Iowa: 
96% (source)
92% (source)
 Median Home Value $152,100 (source)