Marion, Illinois Population 2022

16,787
map placeholder

Marion is a city located in Williamson County Illinois. Marion has a 2020 population of 16,787. It is also the county seat of Williamson County. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,855 in 2010.

The average household income in Marion is $62,472 with a poverty rate of 17.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $125,600. The median age in Marion is 39.3 years, 36.2 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Marion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Marionwas:

  • White: 87.42%
  • Black or African American: 7.35%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.03%
The current population of Marion, Illinois is 16,787 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,855.

Marion, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010139,4090.00%
2011139,9565470.39%
2012138,698-1,258-0.91%
2013140,0771,3790.98%
2014139,658-419-0.30%
2015139,419-239-0.17%
2016138,634-785-0.57%
2017137,352-1,282-0.93%
2018136,694-658-0.48%
2019135,764-930-0.69%
2020134,834-930-0.69%
2021133,904-930-0.69%

Marion Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,33287.42%
Black or African American1,2897.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.03%
Asian1640.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.17%
Some Other Race910.52%
Two or More Races6273.57%
Loading...

Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid 2022

Loading...

Marion Median Age

38.9


Total

36


Male

41.2


Female

Marion Adults

There are 13,461 adults, (3,729 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

8,949

51.02%

Male

8,590

48.98%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All57.8%42.2%
Male44.5%55.5%
Non Family43.6%56.4%
Female26.7%73.3%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8732.1757.8
Married2,8642.9687.6
Male3173.1744.5
Female8473.326.7
Non Family3,8451.2543.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

Loading...

Marion Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2321.88%
9th to 12th Grade4944.00%
High School Graduate3,96632.12%
Some College3,36827.28%
Associates Degree1,1489.30%
Bachelors Degree1,90515.43%
Graduate Degree1,2339.99%
Loading...

Marion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races16614856
Asian14514545
White11,03810,3872,892
Hispanic958419
Black921881145
Islander3030
Other Race1212
Native American6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.73%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,938$42,477$31,510
Less Than 9th Grade$18,654$40,885$9,550
High School Graduate$26,372$32,530$22,299
Some College$35,122$42,976$26,974
Bachelors Degree$55,956$80,326$40,865
Graduate Degree$64,192$75,100$58,750

$36,938

Average Earnings

$42,477

Average Male

$31,510

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

Loading...

Marion Language

98.16% of Marion residents speak only English, while 1.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander3030100.00%
Hispanic28315354.06%
Multiple62128345.57%
Black1,17044237.78%
White14,7412,06414.00%
Asian16495.49%
OtherNaN%

17.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

18.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

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

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.72%.

Marion Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.44%
High School19.27%
Some College12.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.32%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.67%
Male Unemployed67.84%
Female Employed12.64%
Female Unemployed28.42%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$44,929$65,745
Families$66,711$88,493
Married Families$83,108-
Non Families$29,733$40,652
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Marion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Marion Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Marion Marital Status

Loading...

1,542

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War251
First Gulf War357
Vietnam628
Korea84
World War II61

Marion Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
18 to 3445
35 to 54438
55 to 64160
65 to 74502
75+397

Marion Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,46112.09%
Black515.36%
2+ Races3014.85%
Hispanic1212.63%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

Loading...

3.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

Loading...

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Employment by Age

Loading...

Marion Employment by Race

Loading...

Marion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

78.03%

Born in Marion

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.96% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 78.03% having been born in Illinois. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Marion Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19002,5100.00%
19107,0934,58310.95%
19209,5822,4893.05%
19309,033-549-0.59%
19409,2512180.24%
195010,4591,2081.23%
196011,2748150.75%
197011,7244500.39%
198014,0312,3071.81%
199014,5455140.36%
200016,0351,4900.98%
201017,1931,1580.70%
201117,159-34-0.20%
201217,125-34-0.20%
201317,091-34-0.20%
201417,057-34-0.20%
201517,023-34-0.20%
201616,989-34-0.20%
201716,955-34-0.20%
201816,921-34-0.20%
201916,887-34-0.20%
202016,855-32-0.19%
202116,821-34-0.20%
202216,787-34-0.20%

Marion Population by Year