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Marion, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Marion had a population of 1,948 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Marion Center, Marion Centre.

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


Total Population 1,948
Daytime Population: Workers 1,292
Daytime Population: Residents 1,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,449
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 1,925
Population in Familes 1,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 653
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,488
Average Household Income $53,792
Per Capita Income $24,441


Total Housing Units 978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $90,690
Average Home Value $153,728


Total Households 848
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 517
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 0.15% -0.14%
Households 0.03% -0.26%
Families 0.08% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 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 # 128 81st
Population Density # 414 38th
Diversity Index # 562 16th
Median Household Income # 516 23rd
Per Capita Income # 442 34th

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