Marion, Louisiana

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Marion, Louisiana

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High Points

Marion strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Marion Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Marion Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Marion Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Marion Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Marion, Louisiana

Comparing Marion to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 7
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 4 6
Age of the Population 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 3
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 6
Median Family Income 1 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 4 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 6 6

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Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles N of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 200 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 71260
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.901
Longitude -92.241

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 55.4 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
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Marion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 806 100%
Male 372 46.2%
Female 434 53.8%
Under 18 236 29.3%
18+ 570 70.7%
65+ 112 13.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 361 44.8%
African-American 436 54.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Marion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 784
Growth -22
Growth % -2.7%

Marion Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.9%
US/American 11.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
English 1.9%
Irish 1.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
German 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marion, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Haile (71260)
Linville (71260)
Litroe (71260)
Oakland (71260)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marion 806 $25,962
Bastrop 12,988 $26,250
Downsville 118 $58,333
Farmerville 3,808 $26,756
Lillie 139 $40,000
Spearsville 155 $36,719
Sterlington 1,276 $38,269
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Marion High Schools (2004)

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2061 HIGHWAY 143
A Title I School.
Serves 255 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

A Title I School.
Serves 196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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