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Marion, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 3,078 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 37.3315 and longitude -88.0791 in Crittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Crittenden County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 2405022) 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.

Kentucky 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 Crittenden 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.

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


Total Population 3,078
Population in Households 2,938
Population in Familes 2,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,299
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $78,895
Average Home Value $100,440


Median Household Income $36,089
Average Household Income $46,400
Per Capita Income $20,447
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% -0.04%
Households 0.3% 0.03%
Families 1.01% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 118 78th
Population Density1 # 263 51st
Diversity Index2 # 337 38th
Median Household Income # 340 37th
Per Capita Income # 301 44th

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