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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Arkansas

Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden county, is 9 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is considered part of the Memphis metropolitan area.

Marion History

Marion is named after revolutionary war hero General Francis Marion. On March 5th 1896, it was incorporated. It is the county seat of Crittenden County, which was founded on October 22, 1825, and was named in honor of Robert Crittenden, first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Chucalissa Archeological Museum
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum
  • Hunt/Phelan House

Things To Do In Marion

The city of Marion has many museums including the Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis Brooke Museum of Art, and Pink Palace Museum. There are several parks in the city that offer a range of recreational facilities. Some of these parks are Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Fuller State Park, and Lake Poinsett State Park. While in the city, one can also visit the many churches and libraries.

Marion Transportation

Memphis International Airport provides opportunities for air transportation.

Marion Higher Education

The residents can avail of higher education from the University of Memphis, South West Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and South West Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.

People

Total Population 12,328
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,930
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,995
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,817

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,701
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $738
Median House Value $151,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 5.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Crittenden
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 72364
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.214
Longitude -90.196

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WEST MEMPHIS
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 46 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches
Station MEMPHIS INTL AP
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 52 to 72 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
Station MEMPHIS WSFO
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crawfordsville 519 $52,083
Edmondson 265 $29,500
Gilmore 233 $40,104
Jericho 64 $38,250
Turrell 430 $28,125
West Memphis 25,544 $33,138

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Marion High Schools

MARION HIGH SCHOOL
1 PATRIOT DRIVE
870-739-5130
Serves 709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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