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Marion is a city in Linn County, in the Cedar Rapids metro area.
The community was named after Gen. Francis Marion, known as the "Swamp Fox."
The latitude of Marion is 42.034N. The longitude is -91.597W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,756.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Linn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cedar Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52403 ZIP code.
35% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marion was $23,158, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,007.
Libraries in Marion include Marion Public Library ... View libraries
Linn County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion political report.
The average commute time for Marion workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marion between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Marion include Microtel Inn & Suites Marion.
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