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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Indiana

Marion, Indiana, in Grant county, is 29 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana and 60 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marion History

In 1831, David Branson and Martin Boots donated thirty acres of land each towards the creation of Marion. The land was located on the left bank of the Mississinewa River. It was named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, who fought in the Revolutionary War. Marion developed rapidly and was declared the county seat of Grant County after its creation in 1831.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Mississinewa Battlefield
  • Marion Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Emily Flynn Home
  • Marion Plaza
  • Massey Creek
  • Sunnyacres Park

Things To Do In Marion

The annual "Mississinewa 1812" festival is a unique local event in which the residents of Grant County reenact the Battle of Mississinewa, that was fought in 1812 near this area. This event attracts people from across the United States and Canada.

Marion Transportation

The Delaware County Airport provides regular air transportation.

Marion Higher Education

Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana Business College and CHT Academy are some of the local educational institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 29,075
Male Share of the Population 44%
Female Share of the Population 56%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 11,378
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 34.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,825
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,307

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,801
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $625
Median House Value $65,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 8.7%

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

Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 46952, 46953
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.558
Longitude -85.659

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 MARION 2 N
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station WABASH
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station PORTLAND 1 SW
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gas City 6,046 $44,841
Jonesboro 1,621 $45,893
La Fontaine 727 $46,250
Swayzee 1,025 $60,000
Sweetser 1,242 $55,800
Van Buren 867 $42,404

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

Marion Public Libraries

Library
Marion Pl
600 S WASHINGTON ST
Marion, Indiana
(765) 668-2900
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Marion Hospitals

MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
441 NORTH WABASH AVENUE
(765) 662-1441
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marion High Schools

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MARION HIGH SCHOOL
750 W 26TH ST
765-664-9051
Serves 1,462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

EASTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
560 S 900 E
765-664-1214
Serves 560 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

GRANT COUNTY COMM JUSTICE CNTR
501 S ADAMS ST
765-662-9864
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1

Marion Colleges

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