Marion, Indiana Population 2021

27,676
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Marion is a city located in Grant County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Grant County. With a 2020 population of 27,676, it is the 37th largest city in Indiana and the 1390th largest city in the United States . Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -7.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,948 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 39,607 in 1970. Spanning over 16 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,774 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $45,657 with a poverty rate of 25.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $673 per month, and the median house value is $67,800. The median age in Marion is 35.4 years, 35.8 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 78.67%
  • Black or African American: 14.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Indiana is 27,676 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,057.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,948.

Marion, Indiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,229-270-0.41%
202065,499-270-0.41%
201965,769-270-0.41%
201866,039-266-0.40%
201766,305-364-0.55%
201666,669-810-1.21%
201567,479-847-1.26%
201468,326-519-0.76%
201368,845-233-0.34%
201269,078-538-0.78%
201169,616-287-0.41%
201069,9030.00%

Marion Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,99478.67%
Black or African American4,12114.74%
Two or More Races1,1334.05%
Asian3621.29%
Some Other Race3221.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.09%
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Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion Median Age

35.4


Total

35.8


Male

34.8


Female

Marion Adults

There are 22,499 adults, (5,007 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

15,205

54.39%

Male

12,751

45.61%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All55.8%44.2%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Male41.6%58.4%
Female40.4%59.6%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9542.1755.8
Non Family4,9471.1848.6
Married3,5062.8676.6
Female1,9123.340.4
Male5892.7641.6

2.82

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Marion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8284.75%
9th to 12th Grade1,98811.41%
High School Graduate7,06140.54%
Some College3,80721.86%
Associates Degree1,1276.47%
Bachelors Degree1,3307.64%
Graduate Degree1,2767.33%
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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
White13,42311,2952,102
Black2,5652,102206
Hispanic894746118
2+ Races49541956
Other Race18510813
Asian178178165
Native American241414

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 asian people with a rate of 92.70%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,969$34,264$23,210
Less Than 9th Grade$18,359$21,452$16,156
High School Graduate$24,397$30,409$20,731
Some College$29,500$38,750$23,790
Bachelors Degree$38,125$50,426$34,583
Graduate Degree$49,034$58,295$42,463

$28,969

Average Earnings

$34,264

Average Male

$23,210

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

96.95% of Marion residents speak only English, while 3.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.94% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4033,84622.10%
Black3,9291,52438.79%
Hispanic1,54043928.51%
Multiple1,01042542.08%
Other2758229.82%
Asian315134.13%
Native99100.00%

25.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.75%

Male Poverty Rate

26.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Asian, with 4.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.84%.

Marion Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.90%
Some College22.48%
High School18.83%
Bachelors or Greater6.52%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.42%
Female Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed16.58%
Male Employed10.12%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,977$45,657
Families$41,435$54,279
Married Families$54,233-
Non Families$25,461$31,461
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Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.0%

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 55-64.

Marion Marital Status by Race

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Marion Marital Status

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1,803

Number of Veterans

1,700

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam717
First Gulf War351
Second Gulf War183
Korea163
World War II105

Marion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74500
75+460
55 to 64414
35 to 54401
18 to 3428

Marion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4407.94%
Black32410.43%
Hispanic585.27%
2+ Races243.52%
Native American1562.50%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

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9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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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67.51%

Born in Marion

98.22%

Native Born

1.78%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.22% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 67.51% having been born in Indiana. 1.36% 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
202127,676-127-0.46%
202027,803-127-0.45%
201927,930-127-0.45%
201828,057-147-0.52%
201728,204-166-0.59%
201628,370-377-1.31%
201528,747-367-1.26%
201429,114-249-0.85%
201329,363-96-0.33%
201229,459-303-1.02%
201129,762-87-0.29%
201029,849-1,471-0.48%
200031,320-1,298-0.41%
199032,618-3,256-0.95%
198035,874-3,733-0.99%
197039,6071,7530.45%
196037,8547,7732.33%
195030,0813,3141.17%
194026,7672,2710.89%
193024,4967490.31%
192023,7474,3882.06%
191019,3592,0221.11%
190017,3378,5687.05%
18908,7695,58710.67%
18803,1820.00%

Marion Population by Year