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Marion, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The City of Marion had a population of 3,613 as of July 1, 2016. Marion ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 32.632 and longitude -87.3173 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 2405020) 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.

Alabama 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 Perry 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: Muckles Ridge.

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


Total Population 3,613
Population in Households 2,862
Population in Familes 2,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 751
Population Density1 342
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,110
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 714
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 657 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $93,514
Average Home Value $136,890


Median Household Income $32,107
Average Household Income $45,579
Per Capita Income $17,657
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.5%
Households -0.97% -0.69%
Families -1.32% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 147 75th
Population Density1 # 211 64th
Diversity Index2 # 98 83rd
Median Household Income # 435 25th
Per Capita Income # 464 20th

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