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Marion, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Marion had a population of 1,584 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 Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 32.4275 and longitude -88.6502 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Marion (GNIS ID: 2406101) 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.

The Town of Marion is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lauderdale 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: Marion Station.

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


Total Population 1,584
Population in Households 1,584
Population in Familes 1,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 544
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 663
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 331 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $184,286
Average Home Value $210,467


Median Household Income $41,721
Average Household Income $59,977
Per Capita Income $24,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.66%
Households 0.87% 0.54%
Families 1.6% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 154 58th
Population Density1 # 158 57th
Diversity Index2 # 27 93rd
Median Household Income # 80 78th
Per Capita Income # 42 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.