Marion, North Carolina Population 2020

8,159

Marion is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,159, it is the 103rd largest city in North Carolina and the 3572nd largest city in the United States. Marion is currently growing at a rate of 1.80% annually and its population has increased by 4.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,838 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,393 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $44,103 with a poverty rate of 17.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $621 per month, and the median house value is $89,600. The median age in Marion is 37.1 years, 34.2 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 126.4 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 77.20%
  • Black or African American: 9.08%
  • Other race: 8.87%
  • Two or more races: 2.55%
  • Native American: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
The current population of Marion, North Carolina is 8,159, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,871.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,838.

Marion, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202046,1933430.74%
201945,8503430.75%
201845,5073430.75%
201745,1642820.62%
201644,882-94-0.21%
201544,976-42-0.09%
201445,018-13-0.03%
201345,031280.06%
201245,003-48-0.11%
201145,051-47-0.10%
201045,0980.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,05277.20%
Black or African American7129.08%
Some Other Race6958.87%
Two or More Races2002.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1001.28%
Asian660.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.18%

Marion Population Pyramid 2020

Marion Median Age

37.1


Total

34.2


Male

42.6


Female

Marion Adults

There are 6,145 adults, (1,430 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

3,463

44.18%

Male

4,376

55.82%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.8%37.2%
All54.3%45.7%
Female51.5%48.5%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
Male33.5%66.5%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9192.4154.3
Married1,1653.2762.8
Non Family1,0701.1250.7
Female4543.1551.5
Male2302.5233.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Marion Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4918.81%
9th to 12th Grade83314.95%
High School Graduate1,93834.77%
Some College93516.78%
Associates Degree5309.51%
Bachelors Degree63511.39%
Graduate Degree2113.79%

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0783,260657
Hispanic69539444
Black62344384
Other Race261134
Asian666647
Multiple Races554110
Native American5241
Islander141414

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,113$24,338$23,622
Less Than High School$16,895$16,509$18,750
High School Grad$17,880$15,938$18,338
Some College$31,111$31,215$29,946
Bachelors Degree$44,095$52,692$42,888
Graduate Degree$41,154$$41,538

$24,113

Average Earnings

$24,338

Average Male

$23,622

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

Marion Language

82.11% of Marion residents speak only English, while 17.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.88% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,84772114.88%
Hispanic1,43037025.87%
Other68527039.42%
Black47010822.98%
Islander1414100.00%
Multiple15474.55%

17.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.29%

Male Poverty Rate

16.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.21%
High School14.97%
Bachelors or Greater9.41%
Some College7.66%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.59%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed11.60%
Male Employed10.21%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,277$44,103
Families$41,590$52,328
Married Families$47,909-
Non Families$21,538$26,272

Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

Marion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Marion Marital Status by Race

Marion Veterans

340

Number of Veterans

303

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam133
Korea49
First Gulf War18
Second Gulf War10
World War II7
Age Group Veterans
75+120
55 to 64106
65 to 7470
35 to 5435
18 to 349
Name Veterans % of Total
White2865.78%
Black253.63%
2 or More1516.13%
Hawaiian14100.00%

$Marion Veterans by Education

17.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

48.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

74.77%

Born in North Carolina

91.16%

Native Born

8.84%

Foreign Born

7.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.16% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 74.77% having been born in North Carolina. 7.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,1591441.80%
20198,0151441.83%
20187,871150.19%
20177,8561441.87%
20167,712-86-1.10%
20157,798-164-2.06%
20147,962-48-0.60%
20138,010-41-0.51%
20128,051-54-0.67%
20118,105-48-0.59%
20108,1533,2105.13%
20004,9431780.37%
19904,7651,0812.61%
19803,6843491.00%
19703,335-10-0.03%
19603,3456052.02%
19502,740-149-0.53%
19402,8890.00%