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People

Total Population 7,914
Male Share of the Population 54.6%
Female Share of the Population 45.4%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,429
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 33.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $22,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,367

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,912
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $567
Median House Value $87,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 8.5%

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

Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County McDowell
Standard Zip Codes 28752
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28737
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.683
Longitude -82.009

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 NW
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station CELO 2 S
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 58.8 inches
Station MORGANTON
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Glenwood (28737)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Mountain 8,079 $48,111
Glen Alpine 1,513 $52,500
Montreat 677 $66,974
Morganton 16,748 $49,156
Old Fort 1,033 $35,625
Spruce Pine 2,444 $47,639

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

Marion Public Libraries

Library
Mcdowell County Public Library
90 WEST COURT STREET
Marion, North Carolina
(828) 659-3858
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Marion Hospitals

THE MCDOWELL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
430 RANKIN DRIVE P O BOX 730
(828) 659-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marion High Schools

MCDOWELL HIGH
600 MCDOWELL HIGH SCH RD
828-652-7920
Serves 1,303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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