Marion, Indiana Population 2020

27,689

Marion is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 27,689, it is the 36th largest city in Indiana and the 1376th largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -7.54% 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 1,775 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $44,078 with a poverty rate of 27.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $65,900. The median age in Marion is 35.5 years, 36 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.0 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 78.86%
  • Black or African American: 15.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Other race: 1.15%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Indiana is 27,689, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,047.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,948.

Marion, Indiana Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202065,244-346-0.53%
201965,590-346-0.53%
201865,936-346-0.52%
201766,282-398-0.60%
201666,680-806-1.21%
201567,486-850-1.26%
201468,336-514-0.75%
201368,850-233-0.34%
201269,083-531-0.77%
201169,614-292-0.42%
201069,9060.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,17578.86%
Black or African American4,28115.23%
Two or More Races9683.44%
Asian3411.21%
Some Other Race3221.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.11%

Marion Population Pyramid 2020

Marion Median Age

35.5


Total

36


Male

34.7


Female

Marion Adults

There are 22,666 adults, (4,812 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

15,280

54.34%

Male

12,838

45.66%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
Male55.7%44.3%
All55.5%44.5%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female35.2%64.8%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9532.2155.5
Non Family4,6961.2148.1
Married3,6432.876
Female1,9663.2535.2
Male6483.0455.7

2.83

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Marion Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7704.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,07711.74%
High School Graduate7,13640.34%
Some College4,00822.66%
Associates Degree1,2376.99%
Bachelors Degree1,3787.79%
Graduate Degree1,0856.13%

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,54511,4682,074
Black2,7022,183216
Hispanic88670788
Multiple Races39832348
Asian28328363
Other Race16611712
Native American221515

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 native american people with a rate of 68.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,883$31,259$22,253
Less Than High School$19,111$19,615$16,827
High School Grad$25,146$29,332$21,603
Some College$26,528$31,787$22,243
Bachelors Degree$38,302$43,939$34,211
Graduate Degree$48,444$49,692$41,473

$26,883

Average Earnings

$31,259

Average Male

$22,253

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

Marion Language

96.05% of Marion residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6044,08823.22%
Black4,0701,49536.73%
Hispanic1,67175445.12%
Multiple85930135.04%
Other2998227.42%
Asian321175.30%
Native1616100.00%

27.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.25%

Male Poverty Rate

28.71%

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 5.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.70%
Some College22.22%
High School19.16%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.69%
Female Unemployed44.47%
Female Employed18.22%
Male Employed9.63%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,006$44,078
Families$39,620$52,541
Married Families$48,329-
Non Families$24,007$30,709

Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

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

Marion Veterans

1,752

Number of Veterans

1,649

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam632
First Gulf War301
Korea197
World War II136
Second Gulf War125
Age Group Veterans
75+452
55 to 64444
35 to 54424
65 to 74416
18 to 3416
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4177.76%
Black2979.14%
Hispanic686.34%
2 or More233.73%
Indian1568.18%

$Marion Veterans by Education

10.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.84%

Born in Indiana

97.87%

Native Born

2.13%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.87% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 66.84% having been born in Indiana. 0.54% 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
202027,689-179-0.64%
201927,868-179-0.64%
201828,047-160-0.57%
201728,207-179-0.63%
201628,386-373-1.30%
201528,759-368-1.26%
201429,127-248-0.84%
201329,375-95-0.32%
201229,470-301-1.01%
201129,771-86-0.29%
201029,857-1,463-0.48%
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%