Marcus, Iowa

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Marcus, Iowa

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High Points

Marcus strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Marcus Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Marcus Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Marcus Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Marcus, Iowa

Comparing Marcus to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Marcus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 51035
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.825
Longitude -95.807

Marcus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Marcus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,139 100%
Male 539 47.3%
Female 600 52.7%
Under 18 258 22.7%
18+ 881 77.3%
65+ 327 28.7%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,121 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Marcus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,064
Growth -75
Growth % -6.6%

Marcus Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.5%
US/American 7.9%
Swedish 7.9%
English 7.7%
Irish 6.4%
Danish 5.2%
Norwegian 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Luxemburger 3.4%
Dutch 3.1%
Italian 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Northern European 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
British 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marcus 1,139 $45,500
Cleghorn 250 $47,500
Granville 325 $43,281
Meriden 184 $33,393
Oyens 132 $52,500
Paullina 1,124 $42,569
Remsen 1,762 $48,250

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Marcus High Schools (2004)

Serves 207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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