Marion County, Iowa facts for kids
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Marion County Courthouse in Knoxville
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
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|Named for||Francis Marion|
|• Total||571 sq mi (1,480 km2)|
|• Land||555 sq mi (1,440 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 2.8%|
|• Density||58.52/sq mi (22.594/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 33,414. The county seat is Knoxville. It is named for Francis Marion, a brigadier general from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 555 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.8%) is water.
- Jasper County (north)
- Mahaska County (east)
- Monroe County (southeast)
- Lucas County (southwest)
- Warren County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 33,414 in the county, with a population density of 58.4743/sq mi (22.5771/km2). 96.24% of the population reported being of one race. 91.15% were non-Hispanic White, 0.87% were Black, 2.09% were Hispanic, 0.21% were Native American, 1.20% were Asian, 0.06% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.41% were some other race or more than one race. There were 14,073 housing units, of which 13,145 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 33,309 in the county, with a population density of 60.1018/sq mi (23.2054/km2). There were 13,914 housing units, of which 12,723 were occupied.
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Marion County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
Farm house and barn yard near Pleasantville, 1957
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