Marion, South Carolina Population 2021

6,156
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Marion is a city located in Marion County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,156, it is the 56th largest city in South Carolina and the 4255th largest city in the United States . Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.36% annually and its population has decreased by -11.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,939 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,393 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $47,505 with a poverty rate of 24.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $550 per month, and the median house value is $106,700. The median age in Marion is 35.4 years, 38.4 years for males, and 34.3 years for females.

Marion Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 80.24%
  • White: 17.04%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, South Carolina is 6,156 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,326.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,939.

Marion, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,18880.24%
White1,10217.04%
Asian1762.72%
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Marion Population by Race

Marion Population Pyramid $2021

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Marion Median Age

35.4


Total

38.4


Male

34.3


Female

Marion Adults

There are 4,677 adults, (981 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

3,727

57.64%

Male

2,739

42.36%

Marion Population by Age

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.2%76.8%
Non Family40%60%
All46.2%53.8%
Married80.4%19.6%
Male90%10%

46.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Marion Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3452.7446.2
Female8673.8823.2
Non Family7771.1140
Married6213.0380.4
Male804.0490

3.42

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Marion Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1493.61%
9th to 12th Grade42010.17%
High School Graduate1,76042.62%
Some College83720.27%
Associates Degree1222.95%
Bachelors Degree49211.91%
Graduate Degree3508.47%
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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
Black3,0812,670484
White922787335
Asian12710423

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 86.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.33%.

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,573$31,236$25,530
Less Than 9th Grade$21,338$$
High School Graduate$28,151$27,313$30,025
Some College$25,242$$21,750
Bachelors Degree$35,750$$
Graduate Degree$44,315$$43,244

$28,573

Average Earnings

$31,236

Average Male

$25,530

Average Female

Marion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

97.04% of Marion residents speak only English, while 2.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.60% of the population.

Marion Language

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0761,34526.50%
White1,09722420.42%
Asian176158.52%

24.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.63%

Male Poverty Rate

28.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Black, with 26.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Asian, with 8.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.26%.

Marion Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.50%
High School17.83%
Some College16.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%

Marion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.26%
Male Unemployed21.59%
Female Employed7.23%
Male Employed5.38%

Marion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,310$47,505
Families$40,625$57,806
Married Families$80,029-
Non Families$14,096$24,971
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Income by Household Type

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

24.8%

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

Marion Marital Status by Race

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Marion Marital Status

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337

Number of Veterans

314

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam203
First Gulf War40
Second Gulf War38
Korea10
World War II

Marion Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64153
65 to 7497
75+40
35 to 5424
18 to 3423

Marion Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2266.37%
White656.50%
Asian4636.22%

Marion Veterans by Race

Marion Veterans by Education

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14.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

16.4%

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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85.79%

Born in Marion

98.00%

Native Born

2.00%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.00% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 85.79% having been born in South Carolina. 0.36% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,156-85-1.36%
20206,241-85-1.34%
20196,326-85-1.33%
20186,411-44-0.68%
20176,455-111-1.69%
20166,566-19-0.29%
20156,585-53-0.80%
20146,638-39-0.58%
20136,677-82-1.21%
20126,759-81-1.18%
20116,840-38-0.55%
20106,878-164-0.24%
20007,042-616-0.84%
19907,658-42-0.05%
19807,7002650.35%
19707,4352610.36%
19607,1743400.49%
19506,8341,0881.75%
19405,7468251.56%
19304,9211,0292.37%
19203,892480.12%
19103,8440.00%

Marion Population by Year