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Welcome to Marion ...

The city of Marion is located in Linn County<1>.

The location of Marion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marion has a population of 40,359 people<4> (see below for details).

Marion is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Marion is within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Marion: 52302<6>

Websites for Marion ...

Official Website: www.cityofmarion.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 40,359 people. This is an increase of 16.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 53.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 34,768 people (which is 16.46% of the total population of Linn County). This makes Marion the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Marion represents 1.14% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,768 people, the population of Marion increased 32.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,294 people).

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

Communities Also Named Marion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Marion - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Marion.

Communities near Marion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marion.

  • Cedar Rapids [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rapids
    • Cedar Rapids [Linn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133,562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Rapids<8>
  • Anamosa [Jones County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anamosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anamosa
    • Anamosa [Jones County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,537 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anamosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anamosa<8>
  • Mount Vernon [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon [Linn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<8>
  • Fairfax [Linn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
    • Fairfax [Linn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,856 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solon [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solon
      • Solon [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,690 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<8>
    • Center Point [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Linn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<8>
    • Ely [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ely
      • Ely [Linn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ely<8>
    • Lisbon [Linn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Linn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<8>
    • Atkins [Benton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Benton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<8>
    • Walford [Benton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walford
      • Walford [Benton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marion.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marion. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marion. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marion ...

Looking for more information about Marion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marion: www.cityofmarion.org/

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Linn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Marion refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Marion may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Marion). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marion) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0435, Longitude: -91.5857       In this case, the coordinates for Marion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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