Marion, North Carolina Population 2021

7,889
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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.

Marion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Marionwas:

  • White: 75.21%
  • Black or African American: 11.90%
  • Other race: 7.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.94%
  • Native American: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, North Carolina is 7,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,891.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,838.

Marion, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202146,3382910.63%
202046,0472910.63%
201945,7562910.64%
201845,4653820.84%
201745,0832170.48%
201644,866-101-0.23%
201544,967-40-0.09%
201445,007-14-0.03%
201345,021220.05%
201244,999-54-0.12%
201145,053-49-0.11%
201045,1020.00%

Marion Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,89275.21%
Black or African American93211.90%
Some Other Race6217.93%
Two or More Races2302.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native911.16%
Asian680.87%
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Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion Median Age

36.3


Total

33.5


Male

40.7


Female

Marion Adults

There are 6,080 adults, (1,304 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

3,578

45.67%

Male

4,256

54.33%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male42.1%57.9%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
All56.3%43.7%
Married60.7%39.3%
Female64%36%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8442.4756.3
Married1,1883.3260.7
Non Family9651.1149.3
Female5203.0264
Male1712.642.1

3.06

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Marion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4578.33%
9th to 12th Grade93016.96%
High School Graduate1,72331.41%
Some College1,03018.78%
Associates Degree57910.56%
Bachelors Degree58410.65%
Graduate Degree1823.32%
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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
White3,6272,965624
Hispanic84140026
Black82857064
Other Race23338
2+ Races7056
Asian686852
Native American5139

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 76.47%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,409$28,160$26,893
Less Than 9th Grade$19,250$18,813$20,515
High School Graduate$22,353$22,879$19,563
Some College$32,117$31,866$35,289
Bachelors Degree$42,717$43,333$41,250
Graduate Degree$47,500$51,528$43,625

$27,409

Average Earnings

$28,160

Average Male

$26,893

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

80.86% of Marion residents speak only English, while 19.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.33% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,43585619.30%
Hispanic1,68136221.53%
Other62125340.74%
Black60318130.02%
Multiple215209.30%

20.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.22%

Male Poverty Rate

18.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Other, with 40.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Multiple, with 9.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Marion Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.07%
High School19.80%
Bachelors or Greater10.05%
Some College9.83%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed60.43%
Female Unemployed14.52%
Female Employed12.54%
Male Employed11.07%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,280$48,782
Families$44,331$53,559
Married Families$53,881-
Non Families$22,215$34,787
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Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

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

Marion Marital Status by Race

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Marion Marital Status

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282

Number of Veterans

254

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam89
Korea29
Second Gulf War18
First Gulf War16
World War II

Marion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+89
55 to 6466
35 to 5461
65 to 7446
18 to 3420

Marion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2144.53%
Black525.73%
2+ Races1616.16%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

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23.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

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47.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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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72.30%

Born in Marion

87.89%

Native Born

12.11%

Foreign Born

10.31%

Non Citizen

1.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.89% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 72.30% having been born in North Carolina. 10.31% 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

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,889-1-0.01%
20207,890-1-0.01%
20197,891-1-0.01%
20187,892510.65%
20177,8411301.69%
20167,711-89-1.14%
20157,800-162-2.03%
20147,962-51-0.64%
20138,013-46-0.57%
20128,059-57-0.70%
20118,116-52-0.64%
20108,1683,2255.15%
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%

Marion Population by Year