Marion County, IA

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2020 Population
33,193
0.0633% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.6
0.508% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.25%
7.12% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,136
5.08% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$160,100
1.78% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
16,702
1.24% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Marion County, IA had a population of 33.2k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $64,136. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Marion County, IA grew from 33,172 to 33,193, a 0.0633% increase and its median household income grew from $61,038 to $64,136, a 5.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Marion County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Marion County, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, IA are Central College (300 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Marion County, IA was $160,100, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Marion County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Marion County, IA is home to a population of 33.2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.89% of Marion County, IA residents were born outside of the country (626 people).

In 2020, there were 68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Marion County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 460 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 426 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Marion County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, IA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 63
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    460 ± 132
  3. White (Hispanic)
    426 ± 125
2.04%
Hispanic Population
676 people

In 2020, there were 68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Marion County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 460 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 426 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.04% of the people in Marion County, IA are hispanic (676 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Marion County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,266 ± 4,955 people
  2. India
    10,872 ± 2,556 people
  3. China
    9,649 ± 2,408 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,266 Iowa residents, followed by India with 10,872 and China with 9,649.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.89%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
626 people
1.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
611 people

As of 2020, 1.89% of Marion County, IA residents (626 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion County, IA was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    686 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    301 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    209 ± 71

Marion County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Marion County, IA employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Marion County, IA are Manufacturing (4,093 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,616 people), and Educational Services (1,868 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,333), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,128), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,579).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,102. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.7k
2020 Value
± 822
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± 6.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marion County, IA declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 16.9k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,098 people), Production Occupations (2,060 people), and Management Occupations (1,564 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2020 Value
± 822
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± 6.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Marion County, IA declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 16.9k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, IA, are Manufacturing (4,093 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,616 people), and Educational Services (1,868 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Marion County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,630
Median earning men ± $1,727
$29,750
Median earning women ± $1,867

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($63,378), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,012), and Public Administration ($61,894).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($44,565), Public Administration ($43,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,634).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 291
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 177
    Manufacturing
  3. 170
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.37M
    Manufacturing
  2. $305k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $60.6k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.9B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $18.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Machinery with $20.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Meat/seafood ($18.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$262B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
97.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 97.9% to $518B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.7B
  2. $16.5B
  3. $11.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $23.7B, followed by Minnesota with $16.5B and Texas and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Marion County, IA awarded 300 degrees. The student population of Marion County, IA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 585 male students and 535 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, IA are White (271 and 90.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 4.67%), Two or More Races (6 and 2%), and Unknown (4 and 1.33%).

The largest universities in Marion County, IA by number of degrees awarded are Central College (300 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, IA are General Biological Sciences (36 and 12%), General Business Administration & Management (33 and 11%), and Exercise Physiology (28 and 9.33%).

The median tuition cost in Marion County, IA for private four year colleges is $18,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Marion County, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 63.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,120 (52.2% men and 47.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,120 students enrolled in Marion County, IA, 52.2% men and 47.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 949 records, of which 49.6% were women and 50.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 36 degree-majors awarded
  2. 33 degree-majors awarded
  3. 28 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marion County, IA was General Biological Sciences with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Marion County, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
300 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central College with 300 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, IA, which is 0.875 times less than the 160 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 271 degrees mean that there were 19.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,323) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.541% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.593% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (734k), Some college (566k), and Bachelors Degree (451k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, IA was $160,100 in 2020, which is 0.697 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $157,300 to $160,100, a 1.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, IA is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Marion County, IA have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, IA is $64,136. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, IA was Census Tract 303 with a value of $66,277, followed by Census Tract 304.02 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $64,925 and $57,375.

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.39%.

Property

$160,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,752
$9,976
Median Property Taxes
±$591

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Marion County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2020
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.7% of the housing units in Marion County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Marion County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 303
  2. Census Tract 304.02
  3. Census Tract 307

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, IA was Census Tract 303 with a value of $66,277, followed by Census Tract 304.02 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $64,925 and $57,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,136
Median Household Income
± $2,564
13.5k
Number of Households
± 713

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Marion County, IA grew to $64,136 from the previous year's value of $61,038.

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, IA is from Iowa.
0.438
2020 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2020, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.914% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.16%)

In 2020, 79.6% of workers in Marion County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.87%) and those who worked at home (6.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.687% of the workforce in Marion County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, IA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.39%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, IA (2.28k out of 31.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, IA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.6% of the children was living in poverty in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 274 in Marion County, IA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 44.5 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

96.1% of the population of Marion County, IA has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see 1078 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.15% increase from the previous year (1035 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1512 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 950 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Iowa, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,078 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, IA

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IA see an average of 1,078 patients per year. This represents a 4.15% increase from the previous year (1,035 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.9%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, IA grew by 17.1% from 3.33% to 3.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.2 in Marion County, IA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Marion County, IA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.15% in Marion County, IA.

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