Marion, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Marion, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 3,625 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.6324 and longitude -87.3192 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Muckles Ridge.

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


Total Population 3,625
Population in Households 2,834
Population in Familes 2,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 791
Population Density2 343
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $31,495
Average Household Income $44,917
Per Capita Income $17,857


Total Housing Units 1,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 739 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $97,619
Average Home Value $157,500


Total Households 1,131
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 723
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.67%
Households -0.51% -0.79%
Families -0.85% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

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, 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 # 147 75th
Population Density # 210 64th
Diversity Index # 90 84th
Median Household Income # 481 17th
Per Capita Income # 503 13th

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