Marion, Iowa Population 2024

42,096

Marion is a city located in Linn County Iowa. Marion has a 2024 population of 42,096. Marion is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 1.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,594 in 2020.

The average household income in Marion is $103,883 with a poverty rate of 7.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Marion is 39.2 years, 38.2 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Marion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Marion was:

  • White: 90.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Asian: 1.69%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
17.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,376.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.21% (502)
The current population of Marion, Iowa is 42,096 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 41,594.

Marion, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,53990.67%
Two or more races1,7214.16%
Black or African American1,0762.6%
Asian7011.69%
Other race1940.47%
Native American1490.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.05%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid 2024

Marion Median Age

39.2

Total

38.2

Male

39.9

Female

Marion Adults

There are 31,076 adults, (7,240 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female21,57752.12%
Male19,82447.88%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,7522.4578.321.7
Married8,8693.1492.67.4
Non Family5,9911.2261.638.4
Female1,4523.0563.936.1
Male4403.267.332.7
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Marion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Marion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.6%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,037

Average Earnings

$61,370

Average Male

$43,976

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Marion Language

96.37% of Marion residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White36,5242,3666.48%
Black1,06025824.34%
Multiple1,7211629.41%
Hispanic1,371624.52%
Asian701223.14%
Other1942010.31%
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7.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.75%

Male Poverty Rate

8.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Black, with 24.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Asian, with 3.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.6%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.24%.

Marion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.97%
Less Than 9th Grade9.87%
Some College7.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
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Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed79.95%
Male Unemployed27.84%
Female Employed3.71%
Male Employed2.22%
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Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Marion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Marion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,045

Number of Veterans

1,718

Male Veterans

327

Female Veterans

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Marion Veterans by War

count

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Marion Veterans by Age

count

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Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.64%

Born in Marion

97.04%

Native Born

2.96%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

1.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.04% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 74.64% having been born in Iowa. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Marion Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,6761160.27%
202842,5601160.27%
202742,4441160.27%
202642,3281160.27%
202542,2121160.28%
202442,0961160.28%
202341,9801160.28%
202241,8641160.28%
202141,7481540.37%
202041,5941,1132.75%
201940,4814391.1%
201840,0425421.37%
201739,5006081.56%
201638,8929052.38%
201537,9875541.48%
201437,4335611.52%
201336,8724521.24%
201236,4205401.51%
201135,8805561.57%
201035,3249,03034.34%
200026,2945,89128.87%
199020,4039294.77%
198019,4741,4468.02%
197018,0287,14665.67%
196010,8824,96683.94%
19505,9161,19525.31%
19404,7213738.58%
19304,3482105.07%
19204,138-262-5.95%
19104,4002987.26%
19004,1021,00832.58%
18903,094
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Marion Population by Year