Marion, Alabama Population 2020

3,146

Marion is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 3,146, it is the 137th largest city in Alabama and the 6108th largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.66% annually and its population has decreased by -14.65% 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 298 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $29,754 with a poverty rate of 51.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $594 per month, and the median house value is $65,800. The median age in Marion is 23 years, 23.2 years for males, and 23 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 57.93%
  • White: 40.96%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Alabama is 3,146, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,252.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,686.

Marion, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,94657.93%
White1,37640.96%
Asian210.63%
Some Other Race100.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.18%

Marion Population Pyramid 2020

Marion Median Age

23


Total

23.2


Male

23


Female

Marion Adults

There are 2,694 adults, (735 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

1,799

53.56%

Male

1,560

46.44%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.8%14.2%
All71%29%
Female64.8%35.2%
Non Family64.6%35.4%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9012.8471
Non Family495064.6
Female1797.6164.8
Married1622.785.8
Male654.02100

5.08

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

0%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Marion Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade27316.84%
9th to 12th Grade1056.48%
High School Graduate65240.22%
Some College31119.19%
Associates Degree734.50%
Bachelors Degree875.37%
Graduate Degree1207.40%

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black93874083
White677498124
Native American65

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 83.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,621$35,769$29,015
Less Than High School$28,598$35,096$
High School Grad$18,897$$
Some College$$158,625$21,250
Bachelors Degree$19,515$$19,311
Graduate Degree$47,278$$

$29,621

Average Earnings

$35,769

Average Male

$29,015

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

Marion Language

97.91% of Marion residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,7491,16966.84%
White80715619.33%
Hispanic1919100.00%

51.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

58.28%

Male Poverty Rate

46.49%

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 19.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 21.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.93%.

Name Poverty
High School62.01%
Some College31.79%
Bachelors or Greater23.08%
Less Than High School20.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed19.38%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed25.74%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$23,918$29,754
Families$35,543$45,702
Married Families$55,781-
Non Families$18,189$16,672

Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

Marriage Rates

15.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.7%

Male Marriage Rate

12.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

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

Marion Veterans

133

Number of Veterans

119

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War63
Vietnam43
First Gulf War8
Korea3
World War II

$Marion Veterans by Education

50.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

28.1%

Labor Force Participation

22.7%

Employment Rate

18.5%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.34%

Born in Alabama

96.16%

Native Born

3.84%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.16% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 74.34% having been born in Alabama. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,146-53-1.66%
20193,199-53-1.63%
20183,252-60-1.81%
20173,312-53-1.58%
20163,365-53-1.55%
20153,418-46-1.33%
20143,464-51-1.45%
20133,515-53-1.49%
20123,568-77-2.11%
20113,645-30-0.82%
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%