Marion, IA
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Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 37,330 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 14th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marion is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), management occupations (11.45%), and sales jobs (10.25%).

Also of interest is that Marion has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Marion are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.10% of adults in Marion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $31,063, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,252 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Marion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marion residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marion include Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.