Marion, Iowa 

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Population

38,014

+14.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$62,532

Median Home Price

$176,600

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Best Places to Live in Marion, Iowa

Small city - East-central Iowa, along Cedar River. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Marion, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Marion, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Attractive downtown
Cost of living
Cons
Entertainment
Recent job weakness
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Cedar Rapids Metro Area

Cedar Rapids is a typically Midwestern agricultural and industrial center, the center of which is built on an island at the “rapids” of the Cedar River. Downtown is modern in appearance, with attractive parks and waterfront areas. Arts and culture amenities are better than average for a small city, with a symphony and an art museum that holds the largest collection of works by native son Grant Wood. There are a couple of small colleges in town and some minor league sports.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Linn County
Metro Area: Cedar Rapids Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Marion
Zip Codes: 52302
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 594 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Marion is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Marion jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Marion's cost of living is 11.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Marion's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Linn county remained strongly Democratic, 55.6% to 41.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Marion's population is 38,014 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 14.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Marion is Real Estate: $176,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.4%.

SCHOOLS
Marion public schools spend $11,332 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Marion. More Education



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Housing Market in Marion

It's a good time to buy in Marion. Home Appreciation is up 3.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Marion is $176,600.

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Reviews for Marion   3 Reviews
Good For Families, Bad For Entertainment - 5/22/2019
I've lived in Marion for ~22 years now, and it has its pros (+) and cons (-): + Marion is one of the safest places to live in the country. + The cost of living vs... Read More

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A good place to live - 12/16/2010
Marion is clean, affordable and has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The people here are friendly and helpful. Marion shares a border with Cedar Rapids... Read More

Marion Iowa: The place for now and the future - 4/15/2010
Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. We have a highly educated workforce, affordable housing, low crime and excellent education. Plus, there is much... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MARION, IOWA
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