Marion, South Dakota

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Marion, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Marion Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Marion Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Marion Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Marion Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 16% Marion People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Marion, South Dakota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 10 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 6 7
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 2
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Turner
Standard Zip Codes 57043
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.423
Longitude -97.26

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 MARION
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Station MENNO
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
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Marion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 892 100%
Male 416 46.6%
Female 476 53.4%
Under 18 224 25.1%
18+ 668 74.9%
65+ 261 29.3%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 3.02
White 883 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Estimated Marion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 833
Growth -59
Growth % -6.6%

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
German 63.5%
Dutch 5.5%
Norwegian 4.7%
US/American 4.2%
English 3.4%
Danish 3.3%
Irish 3%
Polish 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Italian 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Croatian 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marion 892 $43,375
Canistota 700 $39,464
Chancellor 328 $42,250
Freeman 1,317 $39,118
Hurley 426 $47,083
Monroe 163 $42,143
Parker 1,031 $44,226
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Marion High Schools (2004)

Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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