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Marion, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 12,844 as of July 1, 2016. Marion ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 35.2042 and longitude -90.2067 in Crittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Crittenden County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 223 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 2405021) 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 City of Marion is located within Township of Jasper, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crittenden 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Marion City.

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


Total Population 12,844
Population in Households 12,715
Population in Familes 10,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 631
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 4,727
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,019 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,707 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $145,953
Average Home Value $169,765


Median Household Income $58,326
Average Household Income $73,736
Per Capita Income $27,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.15%
Households 0.5% 0.08%
Families 0.1% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 31 94th
Population Density1 # 191 65th
Diversity Index2 # 116 79th
Median Household Income # 17 97th
Per Capita Income # 27 95th

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