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Marion, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Marion is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 34.1788 and longitude -79.3966. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Marion, but most people and references simply refer to it as Marion, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Marion indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Marion, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,644
Population in Households 6,618
Population in Familes 5,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,503
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 2,718
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,799
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,436 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,282 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 424 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $113,997
Average Home Value $139,475


Median Household Income $23,561
Average Household Income $39,541
Per Capita Income $15,816
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.02% -0.85%
Households -0.6% -0.66%
Families -0.76% -0.83%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 80 80th
Population Density1 # 49 88th
Diversity Index2 # 242 39th
Median Household Income # 377 5th
Per Capita Income # 327 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.