Marion is a city located in McDowell County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,889, it is the 107th largest city in North Carolina and the 3669th largest city in the United States . Marion is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually but its population has increased by 0.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,838 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,347 people per square mile.
The average household income in Marion is $48,782 with a poverty rate of 20.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $598 per month, and the median house value is $89,200. The median age in Marion is 36.3 years, 33.5 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.