Marion County is located in south-central Iowa. The County Seat is Knoxville and the largest city is Pella. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.marion.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,365 and the 2010 census population was 33,309. The land area is 554.53 square miles and there are 60.1 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 92.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 25% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,000, there are 12,691 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,477, the median household income is $54,723, and 9.2% of the persons in Marion County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,254. Retail sales (in $1000) were $333,092, and sales per capita were $10,201. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20%.
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