Marcus is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,096 people and just one neighborhood, Marcus is the 243rd largest community in Iowa. Marcus has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marcus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marcus is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marcus who work in office and administrative support (16.12%), management occupations (10.39%) and sales jobs (7.91%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Marcus is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Marcus a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Marcus has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Marcus’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.32 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Marcus does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.