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Marion, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 12,538 as of July 1, 2020. 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 35.2145 and longitude -90.1965 in Crittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Marion City.


Marion, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 12,538 (100%)
Population in Households 12,350 (98.5%)
Population in Families 10,571 (84.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 188 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 618
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $64,910
Average Household Income $77,879
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,179
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,092 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,567 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 522 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $164,663
Average Home Value $192,968
Housing Affordability Index3 232


Total Households 4,659
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 3,377
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.13% -0.32%
Households 0.18% -0.29%
Families -0.11% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.2%


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, 2020 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 # 33 94th
Population Density # 184 66th
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 241 45th
Per Capita Income # 62 89th
Diversity Index # 87 84th

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