These are recent presentations given to groups around Marion County.

2024 Marion County Comprehensive Housing Assessment

These are executive summaries and the full housing report which provides data on housing opportunities within Marion County.  The study was completed by Maxfield Research & Consulting for Marion County Development.  


These business reports and presentations provide data on key industry trends and targets for business attraction.


These community reports and presentations provide insights on needs for housing, childcare and other community assets.


Our people are one of our most valuable resources.  These business reports and presentations provide data on workforce wages, skills and strategies for recruitment.


Travelers spend more than $55 million each year in Marion County, Iowa. Learn more about efforts to grow our travel industry.


Marion County Demographics:

  • Total Population: 34,495
  • Labor Force: 19,395
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
  • Percentage with High School Diploma or More (Age 25+): 94%
  • Median Household Income: $73,451
  • Total Households: 13,695
  • Total Employer Establishments: 1,042
  • Median Age: 39.8
  • Poverty Rate (2021): 8.1%