Marion, Virginia Population 2020

5,334
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Marion is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 5,334, it is the 57th largest city in Virginia and the 4572nd largest city in the United States. Marion is currently declining at a rate of -2.74% annually and its population has decreased by -10.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,968 in 2010. Marion reached it's highest population of 8,385 in 1960. Spanning over 4 miles, Marion has a population density of 1,293 people per square mile.

The average household income in Marion is $45,610 with a poverty rate of 22.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $554 per month, and the median house value is $104,900. The median age in Marion is 47.8 years, 45.4 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.4 males.

Marion Demographics

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

  • White: 87.97%
  • Black or African American: 9.57%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Marion, Virginia is 5,334, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,634.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,968.

Marion, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,09187.97%
Black or African American5549.57%
Two or More Races931.61%
Asian490.85%
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Marion Population Pyramid 2020

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Marion Median Age

47.8


Total

45.4


Male

48.4


Female

Marion Adults

There are 4,793 adults, (1,287 of whom are seniors) in Marion.

Marion Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Marion Sex Ratio

Female

3,072

53.08%

Male

2,715

46.92%

Marion Households and Families

Marion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Marion Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.5%25.5%
Male72.4%27.6%
All50.2%49.8%
Non Family35.1%64.9%
Female30.8%69.2%

50.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4802.150.2
Non Family1,1811.1335.1
Married8093.174.5
Female3052.7230.8
Male1852.9672.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Marion Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3598.12%
9th to 12th Grade4189.45%
High School Graduate1,72038.90%
Some College86419.54%
Associates Degree3578.07%
Bachelors Degree4299.70%
Graduate Degree2756.22%
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Marion Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8823,209662
Black41433538
Hispanic54444
Asian4942
Multiple Races3729

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 85.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.05%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,155$26,106$22,596
Less Than High School$10,948$$
High School Grad$16,550$19,000$15,909
Some College$28,550$36,705$22,802
Bachelors Degree$34,464$37,045$27,125
Graduate Degree$60,060$63,750$48,875

$24,155

Average Earnings

$26,106

Average Male

$22,596

Average Female

Marion Language

Marion Language by Age

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Marion Language

98.53% of Marion residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Marion Poverty

Marion Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,76595119.96%
Black39724461.46%
Multiple851517.65%
Hispanic511223.53%

22.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Marion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Marion is Black, with 61.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Marion is Multiple, with 17.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.88%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.53%
High School22.62%
Some College14.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.42%
Male Unemployed43.28%
Male Employed15.15%
Female Employed11.87%

Marion Income

Marion Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,138$45,610
Families$44,978$61,876
Married Families$49,575-
Non Families$15,089$27,177
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Marion Marital Status

Marion Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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

Marion Marital Status by Race

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Marion Veterans

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386

Number of Veterans

354

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam150
Second Gulf War68
First Gulf War55
Korea39
World War II30
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Age Group Veterans
75+116
65 to 74113
55 to 6470
35 to 5459
18 to 3428
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3738.80%
Black132.87%
Hispanic1217.91%

Marion Veterans by Education

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12.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Marion Employment Status

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44.2%

Labor Force Participation

41%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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72.49%

Born in Virginia

98.82%

Native Born

1.18%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.82% of Marion residents were born in the United States, with 72.49% having been born in Virginia. 0.88% 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
20205,334-150-2.74%
20195,484-150-2.66%
20185,634-35-0.62%
20175,669-150-2.58%
20165,819-89-1.51%
20155,908591.01%
20145,849-42-0.71%
20135,891-9-0.15%
20125,900-46-0.77%
20115,946-30-0.50%
20105,976-373-0.60%
20006,349-281-0.43%
19906,630-399-0.58%
19807,029-1,129-1.48%
19708,158-227-0.27%
19608,3851,4031.85%
19506,9821,8053.04%
19405,1771,0212.22%
19304,1569032.48%
19203,2535261.78%
19102,7270.00%