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Marion, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 3,021
Population in Households 2,881
Population in Familes 2,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 909
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,684
Average Household Income $50,399
Per Capita Income $22,045


Total Housing Units 1,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 875 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $81,830
Average Home Value $103,510


Total Households 1,271
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 803
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 -0.07% -0.22%
Households -0.04% -0.19%
Families 0.45% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 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 # 119 78th
Population Density # 269 50th
Diversity Index # 361 33rd
Median Household Income # 350 35th
Per Capita Income # 307 43rd

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