Marion, Arkansas Population 2020

12,124
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Marion is a city located in Arkansas. With a 2020 population of 12,124, it is the 32nd largest city in Arkansas and the 2699th largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -1.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,345 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 12,527 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Marion has a population density of 598 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $79,222 with a poverty rate of 9.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $822 per month, and the median house value is $152,400. The median age in Marion is 34.6 years, 32.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 59.33%
  • Black or African American: 32.88%
  • Two or more races: 5.46%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Arkansas is 12,124, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,364.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,345.

Marion, Arkansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,38559.33%
Black or African American4,09232.88%
Two or More Races6795.46%
Asian1251.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.84%
Some Other Race610.49%
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Marion Population Pyramid 2020

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Marion Median Age

34.6


Total

32.3


Male

35.8


Female

Marion Adults

There are 8,936 adults, (1,192 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

6,424

51.61%

Male

6,023

48.39%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
Male76.4%23.6%
All68.9%31.1%
Female59.7%40.3%
Non Family44.3%55.7%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4742.7668.9
Married2,1683.3686.5
Non Family1,3291.2944.3
Female7653.5659.7
Male2122.9776.4

3.31

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Marion Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1662.11%
9th to 12th Grade5236.65%
High School Graduate2,52132.05%
Some College1,69721.57%
Associates Degree6948.82%
Bachelors Degree1,37717.51%
Graduate Degree88811.29%
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Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,0034,6671,560
Black2,1031,860592
Multiple Races45543264
Hispanic12986
Native American97646
Asian746343
Other Race2415

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.11%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,510$50,067$36,438
Less Than High School$18,600$29,750$14,330
High School Grad$32,762$39,405$19,432
Some College$45,330$53,734$34,960
Bachelors Degree$59,009$56,359$60,675
Graduate Degree$60,128$62,602$55,417

$43,510

Average Earnings

$50,067

Average Male

$36,438

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

97.22% of Marion residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,98271517.96%
White7,2013514.87%
Other614573.77%
Hispanic2404317.92%
Multiple661375.60%

9.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Other, with 73.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is White, with 4.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.96%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.74%
High School12.70%
Some College4.32%
Bachelors or Greater0.40%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.97%
Male Unemployed30.06%
Female Employed5.13%
Male Employed2.62%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,524$79,222
Families$79,035$88,341
Married Families$96,442-
Non Families$45,288$53,012
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Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

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 Veterans

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830

Number of Veterans

712

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War268
Second Gulf War244
Vietnam221
Korea14
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54284
65 to 74153
55 to 64152
18 to 34139
75+102
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Name Veterans % of Total
White59210.61%
Black1676.29%
2 or More5611.79%
Indian1515.46%
Hispanic42.84%

Marion Veterans by Education

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0.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

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73.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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46.54%

Born in Arkansas

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.97% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 46.54% having been born in Arkansas. 1.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,124-120-0.98%
201912,244-120-0.97%
201812,364-37-0.30%
201712,401-120-0.96%
201612,521760.61%
201512,445-9-0.07%
201412,454180.14%
201312,436-14-0.11%
201212,450-38-0.30%
201112,488-39-0.31%
201012,5273,6263.48%
20008,9014,5107.32%
19904,3911,3953.90%
19802,9960.00%