Marshalltown, IA
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Marshalltown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 27,620 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Marshalltown is the 17th largest community in Iowa.

When you are in Marshalltown, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.52% of Marshalltown’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Marshalltown is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshalltown who work in office and administrative support (10.94%), sales jobs (8.13%), and food service (6.49%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Marshalltown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Marshalltown is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.19% of adults 25 and older in Marshalltown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marshalltown in 2010 was $22,535, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,140 for a family of four. However, Marshalltown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marshalltown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marshalltown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marshalltown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Marshalltown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marshalltown include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

In addition, Marshalltown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.53%).

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