Marion, Arkansas Population 2021

12,190
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Marion is a city located in Crittenden County Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Crittenden County. With a 2020 population of 12,190, it is the 32nd largest city in Arkansas and the 2685th largest city in the United States . Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -1.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,345 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 12,538 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Marion has a population density of 601 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $81,121 with a poverty rate of 8.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $859 per month, and the median house value is $153,900. The median age in Marion is 34.8 years, 31.9 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 55.26%
  • Black or African American: 34.30%
  • Two or more races: 8.05%
  • Asian: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Arkansas is 12,190 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,370.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,345.

Marion, Arkansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,85455.26%
Black or African American4,25434.30%
Two or More Races9988.05%
Asian1371.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native870.70%
Some Other Race740.60%
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Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion Median Age

34.8


Total

31.9


Male

36.9


Female

Marion Adults

There are 8,956 adults, (1,252 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

6,217

50.12%

Male

6,187

49.88%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68%32%
Male66.1%33.9%
Female56.4%43.6%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5432.7168
Married2,2553.3784.9
Non Family1,3451.1946.2
Female7133.4356.4
Male2302.8466.1

3.26

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Marion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1832.34%
9th to 12th Grade5517.04%
High School Graduate2,32329.68%
Some College1,86123.78%
Associates Degree7689.81%
Bachelors Degree1,33417.04%
Graduate Degree80710.31%
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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
White4,6824,3781,432
Black2,2391,936568
2+ Races56854269
Hispanic1599512
Asian898154
Native American80516
Other Race2521

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 95.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.67%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,595$49,271$40,330
Less Than 9th Grade$19,205$28,281$18,179
High School Graduate$37,929$41,746$20,843
Some College$43,664$49,545$36,815
Bachelors Degree$56,875$57,917$55,078
Graduate Degree$57,250$63,520$54,618

$44,595

Average Earnings

$49,271

Average Male

$40,330

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

96.57% of Marion residents speak only English, while 3.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,20164215.28%
White6,5663144.78%
Other746587.84%
Hispanic3485415.52%
Multiple980404.08%

8.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.48%

Male Poverty Rate

11.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Other, with 87.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Multiple, with 4.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.92%.

Marion Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.44%
Less Than 9th Grade12.30%
Some College3.66%
Bachelors or Greater0.80%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.81%
Male Unemployed41.67%
Female Employed6.27%
Male Employed2.89%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,459$81,121
Families$79,527$90,950
Married Families$94,235-
Non Families$42,969$53,277
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Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 Over 65, 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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761

Number of Veterans

672

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War254
Vietnam204
Second Gulf War193
Korea17
World War II

Marion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54261
65 to 74138
18 to 34132
75+120
55 to 64110

Marion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5159.71%
Black1916.76%
2+ Races457.34%
Native American1012.50%
Hispanic52.76%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

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0.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

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72.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

6.8%

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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46.67%

Born in Marion

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 46.67% having been born in Arkansas. 1.69% 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
202112,190-60-0.49%
202012,250-60-0.49%
201912,310-60-0.49%
201812,370-31-0.25%
201712,401-114-0.91%
201612,515770.62%
201512,438-13-0.10%
201412,45190.07%
201312,442-18-0.14%
201212,460-41-0.33%
201112,501-37-0.30%
201012,5383,6373.49%
20008,9014,5107.32%
19904,3911,3953.90%
19802,9960.00%

Marion Population by Year