Marion, SC Profile: Facts & Data

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Marion, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 6,570 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Marion, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,570
Population in Households 6,544
Population in Familes 5,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,486
Diversity Index3 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,561
Average Household Income $43,568
Per Capita Income $17,317

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,562 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,103 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $97,869
Average Home Value $133,099
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,665
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,755
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.66% -0.45%
Households -0.55% -0.39%
Families -0.69% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2018 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 # 84 79th
Population Density # 57 86th
Diversity Index # 243 39th
Median Household Income # 359 10th
Per Capita Income # 328 17th

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