Living in Marion, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Marion SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9.5

Marion, VA Crime Report

212
Total Crimes
3,775.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
47.00%
Above National Average

Marion, VA Cost Of Living

82
Marion's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Marion, Virginia Info Snack

Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. The population was 6,033 according to a 2017 count- not estimate- using local resources, information and current data (The population of the total addresses/ citizens using the Marion zip code- 24354- residentially- is approximately 15,000, per 2017 usps.gov data). It is the county seat. The town is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion.
Population
5,787
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
22.9%
Median Home
$104,900
Median Income
$33,138
Median Rent
$554

Marion, VA Photos

Rankings for Marion in Virginia

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Map Of Marion, VA

Population over time in Marion

Year Population % Change
2017 5,787 -0.5%
2016 5,814 -1.3%
2015 5,891 -0.5%
2014 5,919 -0.2%
2013 5,931 -0.0%
2012 5,933 -0.3%
2011 5,953 -0.9%
2010 6,006 -0.4%
2009 6,032 -
Crime/100k Marion VA USA
Violent Crime 516.5 200.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.6 5.0
Robbery 89.0 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 391.8 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 3259.1 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 480.9 182.8 376.0
Larceny 2618.0 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 160.3 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Marion

White
87.1% (5,038)
African American
9.4% (545)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.8% (49)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.4% (81)
Hispanic
1.3% (74)
Race Marion VA USA
White 87.1% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 9.4% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.3% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Marion, Virginia

Less than $10,000
19.0% (109,672)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.1% (52,503)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.7% (56,236)
$25,000 to $34,999
15.1% (87,271)
$35,000 to $49,999
20.6% (119,240)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.5% (66,503)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.1% (35,468)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.9% (28,234)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.5% (14,234)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (9,333)
Income Marion VA USA
Less than $10,000 19.0% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.1% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.7% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 15.1% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 20.6% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.5% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.1% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.9% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.5% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Marion

Female
53.1% (3,072)
Male
46.9% (2,715)
Gender Marion VA USA
Female 53.1% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.9% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Marion for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (462)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (520)
High School / GED
39.0% (2,256)
Some College
20.0% (1,157)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (462)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (578)
Master's Degree
6.0% (347)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Marion VA USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Marion

Overall User Rating
4.5
/5

Dave King

I live in Marion....and both my wife and I are very much employed.....last year, we bought our house for $205,000, among a multitude of similarly priced houses.....and for the record, there are many houses here, right downtown in the historic district where we live, that are priced at $500,000+. Just like anyplace, it's got its more depressed areas...but I also must be taken into consideration that the population here is around 7,000 people....so places to work ARE limited....but that's the price you pay for a low, small town census count.

My granddaughter gets a very good education at the school she attends.

I've lived in Virginia for 6 years....and am originally from Modesto, CA......you want to talk about underfunded schools, drug issues, crime, and per capita rates on unemployment-


HomeSnacks User

Marion is a very scenic, friendly and unique mountain town conveniently located on I81 in SWVA. It is one of the larger towns in the general southwest portion of the state of Virginia.

Hungry Mother State Park is recognized as one of the best state parks not only in Virginia but in the entire United States, and is a must see. It is a perfect spot for a fun and inexpensive family vacation, yet just as easily can accommodate any solo road trippers or couples. Downtown Marion offers a nice variety of stores and restaurants. This is a great place to be any time of year, but summer is a wonderful season to spend some of your time hanging out in this cool town.

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