Marion, South Carolina Population 2020

6,211

Marion is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,211, it is the 56th largest city in South Carolina and the 4210th largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -1.71% annually and its population has decreased by -10.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,939 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 7,700 in 1980. Spanning over 4 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,405 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $47,698 with a poverty rate of 32.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $536 per month, and the median house value is $104,000. The median age in Marion is 36.6 years, 38.8 years for males, and 35.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.0 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 81.72%
  • White: 15.90%
  • Asian: 2.38%
  • 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 6,211, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,427.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,939.

Marion, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,35181.72%
White1,04115.90%
Asian1562.38%

Marion Population Pyramid 2020

Marion Median Age

36.6


Total

38.8


Male

35.3


Female

Marion Adults

There are 4,786 adults, (1,106 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

3,679

56.19%

Male

2,869

43.81%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89%11%
Married82.5%17.5%
All56.8%43.2%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Female26.5%73.5%

56.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2622.8856.8
Married8053.0482.5
Non Family7061.0951.6
Female6604.4226.5
Male914.1389

3.6

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

2.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Marion Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2305.53%
9th to 12th Grade3608.66%
High School Graduate1,32231.81%
Some College1,10026.47%
Associates Degree2856.86%
Bachelors Degree52112.54%
Graduate Degree3388.13%

Marion Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black3,1092,654490
White922817339
Asian1259530

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,033$35,282$22,861
Less Than High School$21,221$$
High School Grad$26,018$25,712$27,438
Some College$25,517$50,649$16,696
Bachelors Degree$35,149$$27,955
Graduate Degree$40,104$$36,295

$27,033

Average Earnings

$35,282

Average Male

$22,861

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

Marion Language

96.65% of Marion residents speak only English, while 3.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,2941,85835.10%
White1,03522521.74%

32.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.42%

Male Poverty Rate

35.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Black, with 35.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is White, with 21.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School65.08%
Some College21.74%
High School17.97%
Bachelors or Greater7.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.95%
Male Unemployed30.74%
Male Employed14.06%
Female Employed5.52%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,561$47,698
Families$40,922$57,196
Married Families$61,546-
Non Families$14,151$24,593

Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Marion Married by Age and Sex

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

Marion Veterans

457

Number of Veterans

427

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
Second Gulf War101
First Gulf War42
World War II14
Korea10

$Marion Veterans by Education

24.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

20.5%

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

85.34%

Born in South Carolina

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.09% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 85.34% having been born in South Carolina. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,211-108-1.71%
20196,319-108-1.68%
20186,427-44-0.68%
20176,471-108-1.64%
20166,579-16-0.24%
20156,595-52-0.78%
20146,647-34-0.51%
20136,681-82-1.21%
20126,763-78-1.14%
20116,841-35-0.51%
20106,876-166-0.24%
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%