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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Marion County is located in Iowa with a population of 33,127. Marion County is one of the best places to live in Iowa. In Marion County, most residents own their homes. In Marion County there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Marion County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Marion County are above average.
Population
33,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$654
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Marion County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    937.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Marion County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,917
National
$55,322

Marion County Reviews

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The atmosphere here is wonderful! I have only run into a handful of people who were not happy, helpful, or kind. Neighbors in this community are so great, kind, and helping. There is very little crime here and it is a place where I really feel safe.
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There is some crime in this area, but there is very little. The police do a great job of patrolling and being proactive. I always feel safe here.
They have great campgorunds and bike trails and plenty of public things to do.