Marion, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 16,035. Estimated population in 2021: 17,104 (+6.7% change)
Males: 7,500 (46.8%), Females: 8,535 (53.2%)

Zip code: 62959

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $30,364
Median house value: $67,100

Races in Marion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.0%)
  • Black (4.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (15.4%), English (13.1%), United States (11.1%), Irish (11.1%), Italian (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Land area: 12.8 square miles

 

Population

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,251 (+8.5%).

Hospital/medical center in Marion:

  • MARION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (917 W MAIN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Marion:

  • HERRIN HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; HERRIN, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; BENTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:

  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 6 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 23 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 41 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:

  • BENTON MUNI (about 19 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • HARRISBURG-RALEIGH (about 28 miles; HARRISBURG, IL; Abbreviation: HSB)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 34 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
Amtrak station near Marion:

  • 20 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
College/University in Marion:

  • TREND BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 13; Location: 21 TOWN AND COUNTY SHOPPING CTR; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 19 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 89 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 91 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 98 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
Public high schools in Marion:

  • MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,216; Location: 1501 S CARBON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CRAB ORCHARD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 19189 CORY BAILEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:

  • MARION JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 842; Location: 1609 W MAIN ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 650; Location: 420 E MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 400 MORNINGSIDE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LONGFELLOW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 1400 W HENDRICKSON; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 700 EAST BLVD; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CRAB ORCHARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 19189 CORY BAILEY ST; Grades: KG – 08)
Private primary/middle school in Marion:

  • MARION SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST S (Students: 13; Location: 9314 OLD ROUTE 13; Grades: 1 – 8)
Libraries in Marion:

  • MARION CARNEGIE LIB. (Operating income: $521,547; Location: 206 SOUTH MARKET ST.; 57,707 books; 1,384 audio materials; 357 video materials; 60 serial subscriptions)
  • CRAB ORCHARD P.L.D. (Operating income: $70,217; Location: 19229 BAILEY ST.; 17,183 books; 412 audio materials; 272 video materials; 49 serial subscriptions)

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