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Marion, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 3,039 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Marion, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,039
Daytime Population: Workers 1,925
Daytime Population: Residents 1,763
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,688
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 2,899
Population in Familes 2,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 914
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,374
Average Household Income $48,037
Per Capita Income $20,967


Total Housing Units 1,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 843 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 432 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $79,464
Average Home Value $100,860


Total Households 1,275
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 810
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.17%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 0.63% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 Density # 268 51st
Diversity Index # 348 36th
Median Household Income # 347 36th
Per Capita Income # 314 42nd

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