Overview

Introduction to Marion, Iowa

Marion, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 3 miles NE of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and is 200 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.

Marion History

Marion was incorporated in 1839. It is located in Linn County, which was founded in January 1839. The city became the county seat of Linn County in the same year. Later in 1919, the county seat was moved to Cedar Rapids. Marion is named in honor of Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War hero.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Granger House Museum
  • Marion Heritage Center
  • Palisades - Kepler State Park
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • Lake MacBride State Park
  • Pinicon Ridge County Park

Things To Do In Marion

While in Marion, tourists can visit the Museum of Amana History and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Curtis Hill Indian Museum has a huge collections of Indian artifacts. You can also visit the historic site of Brucemore. Art enthusiasts can visit the Campbell Steele Art Gallery. The Squaw Creek Park and the Wapsipinicon State Park are also worth a look. Those interested in shopping can visit the East End Shopping Center and the Marion Heights Shopping Center. Each year, Marion celebrates the Arts Festival in the month of May.

Marion Transportation

Flights can be availed from the Quad City International Airport.

Marion Higher Education

The University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, University of Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa University, and a few other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,699
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+20,683
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$42,999
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,826

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,740
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$161,500

Ancestry

Irish14.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English9.2%
Czech6.4%
Norwegian4.4%
Swedish2.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Danishn2%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Swiss0.7%
African0.5%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Marion Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLinn County
Standard Zip Codes52302
Phone Area Codes319
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.03
Approximate Longitude-91.58

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches
StationANAMOSA 1 WNW
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationVINTON
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp9 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alburnett641$82,500
Cedar Rapids131,360$76,662
Ely2,078$102,826
Hiawatha7,281$66,169
Robins3,414$140,703
Springville1,093$68,185

Marion Public Libraries

Marion Public Library
1095 6TH AVE
Marion, Iowa
(319) 377-3412

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Marion Public Schools

Echo Hill Elementary
400 Echo Hill Road
ZIP: 52302
(319) 730-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Emerson Elementary School
1400 10th Ave
ZIP: 52302
(319) 377-0183
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Excelsior Middle School
3555 N 10th St
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3130
Middle
Total Enrollment 927
Francis Marion Intermediate School
2301 3rd Ave
ZIP: 52302
(319) 373-4766
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Indian Creek Elementary School
2900 Indian Creek Rd
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3270
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Linn Grove Elementary School
2301 50th St
ZIP: 52302
(319) 730-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Linn-mar High School
3111 N 10th St
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3040
High
Total Enrollment 2018
Marion High School
675 S 15th St
ZIP: 52302
(319) 377-9891
High
Total Enrollment 652
Marion Home School
440 S. 15th Street
ZIP: 52302
(319) 373-9209
Other
Novak Elementary School
401 29th Avenue
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Oak Ridge School
4901 Alburnett Road
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3410
Middle
Total Enrollment 697
Starry Elementary School
700 S 15th Street
ZIP: 52302
(319) 377-4698
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Vernon Middle School
1350 4th Avenue
ZIP: 52302
(319) 377-9401
Middle
Total Enrollment 604
Wilkins Elementary School
2127 27th St
ZIP: 52302
(319) 447-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 472

Marion Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
1430 14th St
ZIP: 52302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
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