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Marion, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Marion had a population of 1,568 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Marion Station.

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


Total Population 1,568
Daytime Population: Workers 297
Daytime Population: Residents 897
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,568
Population in Familes 1,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 538
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $44,017
Average Household Income $63,080
Per Capita Income $25,474


Total Housing Units 719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $178,289
Average Home Value $197,819


Total Households 661
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 463
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 0.81% 0.17%
Households 0.71% 0.12%
Families 1.29% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 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 # 152 58th
Population Density # 159 56th
Diversity Index # 27 93rd
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Per Capita Income # 36 90th

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