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Recent Population Trends Mostly Remain Steady in County and Surrounding Area


Population throughout Marion County and many of the surrounding counties has remained steady according to the latest data released by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency.

From 2010-2015, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the number of citizens grew by 0.2%. The latest estimate shows 33,294 people in Marion County. No population growth was reported during that six-year timeframe for Jasper County, and slight drops of less than 0.3% were reported in Mahaska and Monroe Counties.

Outside of the Des Moines metro, the fastest growing county in the area was Warren, which had a 4.9% increase, and the largest decline was in Lucas County, which had a 2.4% decrease.