Marion, Kentucky Population 2020

2,792
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Marion is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,792, it is the 113th largest city in Kentucky and the 6455th largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.41% annually and its population has decreased by -8.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,039 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 3,392 in 1980. Spanning over 3 miles, Marion has a population density of 840 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $46,477 with a poverty rate of 23.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $494 per month, and the median house value is $69,600. The median age in Marion is 43.5 years, 41.4 years for males, and 44 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 92.54%
  • Black or African American: 3.71%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Kentucky is 2,792, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,872.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,039.

Marion, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,71692.54%
Black or African American1093.71%
Some Other Race602.04%
Two or More Races501.70%
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Marion Population Pyramid 2020

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Marion Median Age

43.5


Total

41.4


Male

44


Female

Marion Adults

There are 2,395 adults, (564 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

1,534

52.27%

Male

1,401

47.73%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married90.1%9.9%
All74.7%25.3%
Female66.7%33.3%
Non Family63.1%36.9%

74.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2122.2474.7
Non Family5611.163.1
Married4033.1990.1
Female1803.766.7
Male682.18100

3.01

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Marion Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1044.98%
9th to 12th Grade24211.58%
High School Graduate89943.01%
Some College44321.20%
Associates Degree1647.85%
Bachelors Degree1627.75%
Graduate Degree763.64%
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Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9131,570238
Black7269
Hispanic5555
Other Race5555
Multiple Races5050

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,710$35,227$24,594
Less Than High School$20,735$22,059$17,308
High School Grad$21,971$$17,841
Some College$26,250$$25,724
Bachelors Degree$33,304$$32,857
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,710

Average Earnings

$35,227

Average Male

$24,594

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

97.24% of Marion residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.30% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,52959523.53%
Black933739.78%

23.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.00%

Male Poverty Rate

26.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Black, with 39.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is White, with 23.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.27%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.14%
High School17.47%
Bachelors or Greater11.91%
Some College7.88%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed16.07%
Male Employed1.80%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,929$46,477
Families$47,064$59,592
Married Families$59,152-
Non Families$19,945$29,917
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Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

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 35-44, 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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201

Number of Veterans

201

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War82
Vietnam57
Korea17
World War II8
First Gulf War7
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3465
65 to 7438
35 to 5438
55 to 6435
75+25
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1667.63%
2 or More3570.00%

Marion Veterans by Education

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2.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

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43.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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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65.86%

Born in Kentucky

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 65.86% having been born in Kentucky. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,792-40-1.41%
20192,832-40-1.39%
20182,872-39-1.34%
20172,911-40-1.36%
20162,951-19-0.64%
20152,970-6-0.20%
20142,976-8-0.27%
20132,984-19-0.63%
20123,003-12-0.40%
20113,015-16-0.53%
20103,031-165-0.53%
20003,196-124-0.38%
19903,320-72-0.21%
19803,3923841.21%
19703,0083661.31%
19602,6420.00%