Marion, Indiana Population 2024

27,838

Marion is a city located in Grant County Indiana. Marion has a 2024 population of 27,838. It is also the county seat of Grant County.Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,237 in 2020.

The average household income in Marion is $55,249 with a poverty rate of 28.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Marion is 36 years, 36.7 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 76.71%
  • Black or African American: 13.99%
  • Two or more races: 6.22%
  • Other race: 1.84%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
15.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,784.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.41% (-399)
The current population of Marion, Indiana is 27,838 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,237.

Marion, Indiana Population 2024

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Marion Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,11876.71%
Black or African American3,85113.99%
Two or more races1,7116.22%
Other race5061.84%
Asian2630.96%
Native American790.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid 2024

Marion Median Age

36

Total

36.7

Male

34.5

Female

Marion Adults

There are 22,109 adults, (5,233 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female15,00354.5%
Male12,52545.5%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,8552.1658.941.1
Non Family5,1241.1852.147.9
Married3,3052.9879.220.8
Female1,5863.0345.154.9
Male8403.2946.553.5
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2.82

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Marion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Marion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.78%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,855

Average Earnings

$38,151

Average Male

$35,073

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Marion Language

94.92% of Marion residents speak only English, while 5.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.71% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,7723,78722.58%
Black3,6561,55242.45%
Hispanic1,75081446.51%
Multiple1,61257235.48%
Other46328962.42%
Native641218.75%
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28.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.25%

Male Poverty Rate

28.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Other, with 62.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Native, with 18.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.63%.

Marion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.13%
High School24.6%
Some College20.32%
Bachelors or Greater10.75%
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Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed68.55%
Male Unemployed54.73%
Female Employed15.09%
Male Employed12.59%
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Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Marion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,795

Number of Veterans

1,659

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

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Marion Veterans by War

count

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Marion Veterans by Age

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Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.54%

Born in Marion

96.95%

Native Born

3.05%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.95% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 69.54% having been born in Indiana. 2.29% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,358-96-0.35%
202827,454-96-0.35%
202727,550-96-0.35%
202627,646-96-0.35%
202527,742-96-0.34%
202427,838-96-0.34%
202327,934-96-0.34%
202228,030-96-0.34%
202128,126-111-0.39%
202028,2373011.08%
201927,936-119-0.42%
201828,055-150-0.53%
201728,205-163-0.57%
201628,368-380-1.32%
201528,748-363-1.25%
201429,111-240-0.82%
201329,351-95-0.32%
201229,446-299-1.01%
201129,745-79-0.26%
201029,824-1,496-4.78%
200031,320-1,298-3.98%
199032,618-3,256-9.08%
198035,874-3,733-9.43%
197039,6071,7534.63%
196037,8547,77325.84%
195030,0813,31412.38%
194026,7672,2719.27%
193024,4967493.15%
192023,7474,38822.67%
191019,3592,02211.66%
190017,3378,56897.71%
18908,7695,587175.58%
18803,182
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Marion Population by Year