Marion demographics profile

StatisticMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,36918191
Median age37.338.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%43%43%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish16%7%13%
Marion, NC has a population of 7,873 and is the 4,759th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,369 per sq mi which is 656% higher than the North Carolina average and 1411% higher than the national average. The median age in Marion is 37 which is approximately 3% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Marion, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 71% of Marion residents were born in North Carolina, 20% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Marion is 656% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Marion is 3% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Marion 75.02% of the population is White.
  • In Marion 8.32% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Marion 0.50% of the population is Asian.

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Marion population breakdown by race

RaceMarionNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American8.32%21.50%12.63%
American Indian2.57%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race1.87%2.45%3.06%
Other race11.57%3.01%4.75%
In Marion, 18.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Marion, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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