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The Town of Marion had a population of 1,546 as of July 1, 2021. 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 364 feet.

The Town of Marion 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, 2021)


Total Population 1,546 (100%)
Population in Households 1,546 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,275 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 531
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $42,376
Average Household Income $59,485
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $24,236
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $180,085
Average Home Value $210,550
Housing Affordability Index3 147


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.39% -0.3%
Households 0.39% -0.28%
Families 0.67% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

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, 2021 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 # 153 58th
Population Density # 159 56th
Median Household Income # 117 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 43 12th
Per Capita Income # 91 75th
Diversity Index # 33 91st

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