Marion, IA
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Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 39,979 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 14th largest community in Iowa.

Marion is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 management occupations (11.90%), office and administrative support (11.84%), and sales jobs (11.09%).

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 population of Marion is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.78% of adults in Marion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $35,262, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,048 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marion include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Norwegian.

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