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Marshalltown is a city in Marshall County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named after John Marshall, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; another says it was named for Marshall, MI.

The latitude of Marshalltown is 42.049N. The longitude is -92.907W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,860.


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Median household income
Local
$35,688
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marshalltown demographic reports
Marshalltown is on the Iowa River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 192. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cap Anson, first baseman-manager of the Chicago White Stockings
· Mary Beth Hurt, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Central Iowa Fair - July 8-14, 2007
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival - June 2, 2007
  • BBQ, Buggies and Tunes - June 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marshalltown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Riverview Park & Trail
Historic sites and museums: Glick-Sower House, Marshall County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Iowa Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Marshalltown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marshall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50158 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Marshalltown residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marshalltown ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marshalltown was $19,113, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Marshalltown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marshalltown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $782.


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Libraries in Marshalltown include Marshalltown Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marshalltown include Marshalltown Times-Republican

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Politics

Marshall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marshalltown political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Marshalltown workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marshalltown 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.

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Hotels in Marshalltown include Americinn of Marshalltown, Best Western, Comfort Inn.

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