Marion, Alabama Population 2021

3,025
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Marion is a city located in Perry County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Perry County. With a 2020 population of 3,025, it is the 138th largest city in Alabama and the 6228th largest city in the United States . Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.59% annually and its population has decreased by -17.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,686 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 4,467 in 1980. Spanning over 11 miles, Marion has a population density of 286 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $33,554 with a poverty rate of 28.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $371 per month, and the median house value is $75,000. The median age in Marion is 36.7 years, 36.2 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Marion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Marion was:

  • Black or African American: 54.69%
  • White: 44.55%
  • Other race: 0.43%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Alabama is 3,025 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,172.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,686.

Marion, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,79154.69%
White1,45944.55%
Some Other Race140.43%
Asian80.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.09%
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Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion Median Age

36.7


Total

36.2


Male

38


Female

Marion Adults

There are 2,626 adults, (921 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

92.1

Age Dependency Ratio

54

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

1,864

56.92%

Male

1,411

43.08%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married81.9%18.1%
Female81.5%18.5%
All70.9%29.1%
Non Family63%37%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0552.3470.9
Non Family648063
Married2152.8681.9
Female1516.781.5
Male414.66100

4.46

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Marion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29716.17%
9th to 12th Grade1116.04%
High School Graduate61133.26%
Some College34919.00%
Associates Degree311.69%
Bachelors Degree26914.64%
Graduate Degree1699.20%
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Marion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,026779216
White808648222
Native American32

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.48%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,317$59,226$19,923
Less Than 9th Grade$12,045$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$$$
Bachelors Degree$19,464$$19,286
Graduate Degree$49,605$$48,947

$30,317

Average Earnings

$59,226

Average Male

$19,923

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

98.97% of Marion residents speak only English, while 1.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.71% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,56255735.66%
White90315717.39%
Hispanic5050100.00%

28.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.58%

Male Poverty Rate

27.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is White, with 17.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.93%.

Marion Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School40.14%
Less Than 9th Grade24.43%
Bachelors or Greater15.93%
Some College9.80%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed20.66%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,662$33,554
Families$39,542$58,274
Married Families$80,438-
Non Families$18,365$18,027
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Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.5%

Male Marriage Rate

21.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

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Marion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Marion Marital Status by Race

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Marion Marital Status

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163

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War65
Vietnam51
First Gulf War21
Korea10
World War II

Marion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5469
65 to 7440
75+29
18 to 3417
55 to 648

Marion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White846.28%
Black796.29%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

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44.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

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30.2%

Labor Force Participation

27.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Employment by Age

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Marion Employment by Race

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Marion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.48%

Born in Marion

94.35%

Native Born

5.65%

Foreign Born

0.89%

Non Citizen

4.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.35% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 71.48% having been born in Alabama. 0.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Marion Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,025-49-1.59%
20203,074-49-1.57%
20193,123-49-1.54%
20183,172-129-3.91%
20173,301-62-1.84%
20163,363-55-1.61%
20153,418-43-1.24%
20143,461-52-1.48%
20133,513-51-1.43%
20123,564-80-2.20%
20113,644-31-0.84%
20103,6751640.46%
20003,511-700-1.80%
19904,211-256-0.59%
19804,4671780.41%
19704,2894821.20%
19603,8079853.04%
19502,8221760.08%
18702,6460.00%

Marion Population by Year