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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Ohio

Marion, Ohio, in Marion county, is 43 miles N of Columbus, Ohio.

Marion History

The foundation of the present-day city of Marion was laid way back during the War of 1812 when a surveyor of General Harrison's company, Jacob Foos, found a spring and built a well in the area. It was named Jacob's Well. The town of Marion was founded in 1824.

Marion and Nearby Attractions

  • Mount Gilead State Park
  • Harding Home
  • Marion County Historical Society Museum
  • Wyandot Popcorn Museum
  • Harding Home and Tomb
  • Sawyer Ludwig Park

Things To Do In Marion

Marion has been nicknamed the World's Popcorn Capital. The annual Marion Popcorn Festival is a popular attraction of this city, and is held every weekend after Labor Day. There are several other festivals and events which are held regularly in the city.

Marion Transportation

The Port Columbus International Airport offers regular flights.

Marion Higher Education

Ohio State University has a local campus in the city. The other colleges in and around the city include Marion Technical College, Otterbein College and Capital University.

People

Total Population 36,701
Male Share of the Population 57%
Female Share of the Population 43%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 11,939
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,724
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,036

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,358
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $74,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 15.8%

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

Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 43302
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43301, 43306
Company Zip Codes 43307
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.588
Longitude -83.128

Marion Climate

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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 2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station DELAWARE
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station CENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caledonia 617 $50,909
Green Camp 368 $49,250

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

Marion Public Libraries

Library
Marion Public Library
445 E. CHURCH ST.
Marion, Ohio
(740) 387-0992
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Marion Hospitals

MARION GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1000 MCKINLEY PARK DRIVE
(740) 383-8400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marion High Schools

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HARDING HIGH SCHOOL
1500 HARDING HWY E
740-223-4701
Serves 1,628 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

TRECA DIGITAL ACADEMY
1713 MARION MOUNT GILEAD RD
740-389-4798
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,073 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL
1239 KEENER RD S
740-383-5118
Serves 501 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL
1101 OWENS RD W
740-389-2389
Serves 463 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

HICKORY GROVE (MAJCF)
332 MARION-WILLIAMSPORT RD
740-223-2400
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 285 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

MARION CITY DIGITAL ACADEMY
169 E CENTER ST
740-223-4417
A Charter School.
Serves 59 students.

TRI-RIVERS CAREER CENTER
2222 MARION MOUNT GILEAD RD
740-389-4681
A Vocational School

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