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Marion, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Marion had a population of 1,968 as of July 1, 2016. Marion ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 38.3533 and longitude -97.0078 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,309 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 485619) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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 Center, Marion Centre.

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


Total Population 1,968
Population in Households 1,944
Population in Familes 1,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 660
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 851
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $147,028


Median Household Income $40,294
Average Household Income $51,129
Per Capita Income $23,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.11%
Households 0.09% -0.05%
Families 0.22% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 127 81st
Population Density1 # 414 38th
Diversity Index2 # 530 20th
Median Household Income # 523 22nd
Per Capita Income # 456 32nd

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