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Marion, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 6,620 as of July 1, 2016. Marion ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 34.1788 and longitude -79.3966 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 2405023) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Marion is located within Marion Division of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Gilesborough, Marion Court House.

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Marion, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,620
Population in Households 6,594
Population in Familes 5,451
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,498
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 2,705
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,785
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,431 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,275 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 449 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $98,194
Average Home Value $132,430


Median Household Income $28,629
Average Household Income $44,713
Per Capita Income $17,858
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.75% -0.52%
Households -0.48% -0.37%
Families -0.64% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marion, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 83 79th
Population Density1 # 55 86th
Diversity Index2 # 243 39th
Median Household Income # 337 15th
Per Capita Income # 268 33rd

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