Marion, South Carolina Population 2024

6,002

Marion is a city located in Dillon County and Marion County South Carolina. Marion has a 2024 population of 6,002. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.69% annually and its population has decreased by -6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,414 in 2020.

The average household income in Marion is $48,819 with a poverty rate of 30.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Marion is 44.6 years, 42 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Marion Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 73.91%
  • White: 23.96%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Two or more races: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,340.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.42% (-412)
The current population of Marion, South Carolina is 6,002 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,414.

Marion, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American4,73273.91%
White1,53423.96%
Asian610.95%
Two or more races520.81%
Native American230.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid 2024

Marion Median Age

44.6

Total

42

Male

47.7

Female

Marion Adults

There are 5,124 adults, (1,401 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female3,46554.12%
Male2,93745.88%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5732.4739.460.6
Non Family9711.2339.460.6
Female9213.128.191.9
Married6142.6290.69.4
Male67100100

2.89

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

39.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Marion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1192.39%
9th to 12th Grade61212.31%
High School Graduate2,39848.24%
Some College63012.67%
Associates Degree2294.61%
Bachelors Degree4559.15%
Graduate Degree52810.62%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Marion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black3,5373,105445
White1,3271,028538
2+ Races52520
Asian43430
Native American12120
Hispanic110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.54%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$28,408$26,959$30,502
Less Than 9th Grade$22,841$35,625$0
High School Graduate$22,883$16,047$30,625
Some College$24,525$41,389$24,118
Bachelors Degree$71,250$84,722$0
Graduate Degree$56,824$147,895$55,203

$28,408

Average Earnings

$26,959

Average Male

$30,502

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Marion Language

98.74% of Marion residents speak only English, while 1.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,6211,52332.96%
White1,52132921.63%
Multiple5252100%
Asian612337.7%
Hispanic11100%

30.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.95%

Male Poverty Rate

30.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is White, with 21.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.19%.

Marion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School40.79%
Less Than 9th Grade36.49%
Some College18.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed19.49%
Female Employed18.15%
Male Employed11.06%
Female Unemployed0%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$28,551$48,819
Families$30,714$59,622
Married Families$88,704$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,754$27,605

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.0%

Male Marriage Rate

21.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Marion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Marion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

404

Number of Veterans

404

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam158
Second Gulf War140
First Gulf War32
Korea0
World War II0

Marion Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74155
18 to 34120
55 to 6449
75+48
35 to 5432

Marion Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black3429.38%
White503.65%
Native American12100%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

58.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.6%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Marion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Marion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.9%

Born in Marion

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 85.9% having been born in South Carolina. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Marion Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,487-103-1.84%
20285,590-103-1.81%
20275,693-103-1.78%
20265,796-103-1.75%
20255,899-103-1.72%
20246,002-103-1.69%
20236,105-103-1.66%
20226,208-123-1.94%
20216,331-83-1.29%
20206,4141031.63%
20196,311-89-1.39%
20186,400-57-0.88%
20176,457-114-1.73%
20166,571-18-0.27%
20156,589-52-0.78%
20146,641-36-0.54%
20136,677-83-1.23%
20126,760-81-1.18%
20116,841-39-0.57%
20106,880-162-2.3%
20007,042-616-8.04%
19907,658-42-0.55%
19807,7002653.56%
19707,4352613.64%
19607,1743404.98%
19506,8341,08818.93%
19405,74682516.76%
19304,9211,02926.44%
19203,892481.25%
19103,84400%
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Marion Population by Year