Marion, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marion, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Marion had a population of 5,925 as of July 1, 2015. Marion ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 36.8388 and longitude -81.5139 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,172 feet.

The Town of Marion (GNIS ID: 2391286) 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Royal Oaks.

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Marion, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,925
Population in Households 5,665
Population in Familes 4,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 260
Population Density1 1,437
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,468
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,507
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,312 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,157 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $108,615
Average Home Value $136,204


Median Household Income $29,941
Average Household Income $44,765
Per Capita Income $19,267
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.09%
Households -0.18% -0.11%
Families 0.29% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 177 70th
Population Density1 # 182 69th
Diversity Index2 # 460 22nd
Median Household Income # 559 6th
Per Capita Income # 468 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.