Marion, Michigan

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Marion, Michigan

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Marion Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Marion, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 3 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Housing Recently Built 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 8
Low Violent Crime 5 4

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Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Osceola
Standard Zip Codes 49665
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.102
Longitude -85.146

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station EVART
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.6 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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Marion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 836 100%
Male 407 48.7%
Female 429 51.3%
Under 18 228 27.3%
18+ 608 72.7%
65+ 128 15.3%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 2.93
White 819 98%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Marion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 837
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

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
English 16.9%
US/American 16.7%
German 15.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
Irish 11.6%
Dutch 6.2%
Swedish 3.1%
French Canadian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Finnish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Polish 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
European 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
Slovene 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marion 836 $33,750
Cadillac 10,000 $36,825
Evart 1,738 $28,100
Lake City 923 $34,286
Le Roy 267 $40,694
McBain 584 $43,594
Tustin 237 $36,250

Marion Public Libraries

M. Alice Chapin Memorial Library
120 E. MAIN ST.
Marion, Michigan
(231) 743-2421

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Marion High Schools (2004)

Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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