Marshalltown, IA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
40,049
0.219% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
0.26% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
5.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,828
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,900
17.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,554
1.74% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marshalltown, IA had a population of 40k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $70,828. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marshalltown, IA declined from 40,137 to 40,049, a −0.219% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,591 to $70,828, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marshalltown, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.3%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.7%), Other (Hispanic) (5.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%).

None of the households in Marshalltown, 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.

91.4% of the residents in Marshalltown, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marshalltown, IA are Marshalltown Community College (435 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Marshalltown, IA was $125,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Marshalltown, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Marshalltown, IA was 2 cars per household.

Marshalltown, IA borders Ames, IA, Newton, IA, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA.

Population & Diversity

Marshalltown, IA is home to a population of 40k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.7% of Marshalltown, IA residents were born outside of the country (5.47k people).

In 2022, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Marshalltown, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.47k White (Hispanic) and 2.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.4%
2022 Citizenship
91.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.4% of Marshalltown, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marshalltown, IA was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marshalltown, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27k ± 185
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 869
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.68k ± 883
24.3%
Hispanic Population
9.71k people

In 2022, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Marshalltown, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.47k White (Hispanic) and 2.68k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.3% of the people in Marshalltown, IA are hispanic (9.71k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.47k people
13.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.29k people

As of 2022, 13.7% of Marshalltown, IA residents (5.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marshalltown, IA was 13.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,007 ± 176
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    406 ± 150
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    303 ± 115

Marshalltown, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marshalltown, IA employs 19.6k people. The largest industries in Marshalltown, IA are Manufacturing (4,830 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,555 people), and Retail Trade (2,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,115), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,107), and Finance & Insurance ($57,896).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.6k
2022 Value
± 959
1.74%
1 Year growth
± 6.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marshalltown, IA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 19.2k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marshalltown, IA, are Production Occupations (3,193 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,670 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marshalltown, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.6k
2022 Value
± 959
1.74%
1 Year growth
± 6.68%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marshalltown, IA grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 19.2k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marshalltown, IA, are Manufacturing (4,830 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,555 people), and Retail Trade (2,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marshalltown, IA, though some of these residents may live in Marshalltown, 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

$47,625
Median earning men ± $2,411
$35,052
Median earning women ± $1,287

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750), and Manufacturing ($59,101).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,078), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,083), and Construction ($50,878).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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. 267
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 217
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 174
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Marshalltown, IA awarded 435 degrees. The student population of Marshalltown, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 733 male students and 974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marshalltown, IA are White (269 and 64.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (90 and 21.7%), Black or African American (14 and 3.37%), and Two or More Races (14 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Marshalltown, IA by number of degrees awarded are Marshalltown Community College (435 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marshalltown, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (151 and 34.7%), Welding Technology (92 and 21.1%), and Lineworker (36 and 8.28%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,707 students enrolled in Marshalltown, IA, 42.9% men and 57.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 986 records, of which 55.9% were women and 44.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 151 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marshalltown, IA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 151 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
435 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marshalltown Community College with 435 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 251 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marshalltown, IA, which is 1.36 times more than the 184 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 269 degrees mean that there were 2.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($624) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,411) 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 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marshalltown, IA was $125,900 in 2022, which is 0.447 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $106,900 to $125,900, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Marshalltown, IA is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marshalltown, IA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marshalltown, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marshalltown, IA is $70,828. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Marshalltown, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

Property

$125,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,086
$11,237
Median Property Taxes
±$667

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 Marshalltown, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Marshalltown, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marshalltown, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

The following map shows all of the counties in Marshalltown, 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.
$70,828
Median Household Income
± $2,981
15.3k
Number of Households
± 800

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Marshalltown, IA grew to $70,828 from the previous year's value of $63,591.

The following chart displays the households in Marshalltown, 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 Marshalltown, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.08%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Marshalltown, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (6.08%).

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

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marshalltown, IA have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Marshalltown, 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 Marshalltown, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marshalltown, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marshalltown, IA (4.29k out of 38.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marshalltown, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

94.7% of the population of Marshalltown, IA has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.959% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.32%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.959%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marshalltown, IA declined by 13.7% from 6.17% to 5.32%.

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

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