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Marion, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Marion had a population of 1,524 as of July 1, 2018. 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 32.4174 and longitude -88.6478 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marion 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 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lauderdale County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Marion Station.

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


Total Population 1,524
Population in Households 1,524
Population in Familes 1,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 523
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $42,222
Average Household Income $62,615
Per Capita Income $25,618


Total Housing Units 724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 370 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $198,649
Average Home Value $218,108


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 453
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 0.36% -0.18%
Households 0.38% -0.19%
Families 0.86% -0.36%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 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 # 154 57th
Population Density # 165 55th
Diversity Index # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 93 75th
Per Capita Income # 48 87th

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