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Time Zone: Marion County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Knoxville is the Seat for Marion County.

Marion County was founded June 10, 1845 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marion had a population of 32,682 people. This is an increase of 1.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,052 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 1.1% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,309+3.92%+1.92% since 2009
200932,682+1.97%-0.28% since 2008
200832,774+2.25%+0.37% since 2007
200032,052The Last Census

More information can be found on the Marion County Census Page for Marion County.


Below are some of the communities located in Marion County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Marion County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pella   10,2079,8323.81% increase  
Knoxville   7,2637,7316.05% decrease  
Pleasantville   1,5811,5392.73% increase  
Melcher-Dallas   1,2391,2984.55% decrease  
Bussey   4354503.33% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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