A welcoming community offering a quality life with small-town values at a relaxed pace, Marshalltown is an ideal place to raise a family. The friendly neighborhoods with tree-lined streets have a natural charm that welcomes families of all sizes and stages.

Family-friendly recreation opportunities and events abound, including:

  • The MEGA-10 Park, which offers:
    – The Children’s Discovery Garden.
    – An irresistible playground complete with gravity rail zip-line.
  • Nature playscape at GrimesFarm Conservation Center, touting the latest in back-to-nature interactive play opportunities.
  • Family Aquatic Center.
  • Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Oktemberfest, dubbed “Iowa’s BEST Family Fall Festival.”
  • Holiday Stroll.
  • Marshalltown High School and Marshalltown Community College sporting events.

For more “something for everyone” opportunities, visit

Population (2017 estimate) 27,328
Median Age (2010) 40.5 years

Total number of households (2015) 10,029
Average household size (2015) 2.5
Median household income (2015 $45,696

Owner-occupied housing units (2010) 7,183
Renter-occupied housing units (2010) 2,676
Vacant units (2010) 967
Total housing units (2010) 10,827
Median housing value (2010) $68,852
Educational attainment Age 25+ (2010)
Associate degree 9.9%
Bachelor’s degree 12.8%
Graduate or professional degree 7.2%

Sources: Quick Facts about Marshalltown in the “Welcome to Marshalltown. Welcome Home” publication, Marshall Economic Development web page