Living in Marion, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Marion SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
8

Marion, NC Cost Of Living

85
Marion's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Marion, North Carolina Info Snack

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name “Swamp Fox”. Marion's Main Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The population was 7,838 at the 2010 Census.
Population
7,839
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
17.3%
Median Home
$89,600
Median Income
$35,277
Median Rent
$621

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Rankings for Marion in North Carolina

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Map Of Marion, NC

Population over time in Marion

Year Population % Change
2017 7,839 1.1%
2016 7,752 -1.5%
2015 7,873 -0.5%
2014 7,914 -0.4%
2013 7,948 -0.2%
2012 7,962 -0.4%
2011 7,997 0.3%
2010 7,973 -1.1%
2009 8,062 -

Race / Ethnicity in Marion

White
67.2% (5,267)
African American
8.9% (701)
American Indian
1.3% (100)
Asian
0.8% (66)
Hawaiian
0.2% (14)
Other
0.1% (11)
Two Or More
2.4% (190)
Hispanic
19.0% (1,490)
Race Marion NC USA
White 67.2% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 8.9% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 1.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.0% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Marion, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
10.0% (78,685)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.0% (47,264)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.3% (119,773)
$25,000 to $34,999
18.2% (142,600)
$35,000 to $49,999
20.2% (158,713)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.8% (108,226)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (82,982)
$100,000 to $149,999
3.4% (26,586)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.9% (14,770)
$200,000 or more
0.5% (4,296)
Income Marion NC USA
Less than $10,000 10.0% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.0% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.3% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 18.2% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 20.2% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.8% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.4% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.9% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.5% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Marion

Female
44.2% (3,462)
Male
55.8% (4,376)
Gender Marion NC USA
Female 44.2% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 55.8% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Marion for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (627)
9-12th Grade
15.0% (1,175)
High School / GED
35.0% (2,743)
Some College
17.0% (1,332)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (783)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (862)
Master's Degree
3.0% (235)
Professional Degree
1.0% (78)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Marion NC USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 15.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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