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People

Total Population 5,919
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 22.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,411
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,304
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $89,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 9.2%

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

Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NE of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Smyth
Standard Zip Codes 24354
Phone Area Codes 276
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.834
Longitude -81.515

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
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station WYTHEVILLE 1 S
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station RICHLANDS
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Seven Mile Ford (24354)

Stony Battery (24354)

The Cedars (24354)

Thomas Bridge (24354)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chilhowie 1,839 $47,885
Glade Spring 1,575 $56,500
Rural Retreat 1,559 $63,529
Saltville 2,343 $33,702
Tazewell 4,522 $62,400
Troutdale 149 $40,625

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

Marion Public Libraries

Library
Smyth-bland Regional Library
118 SOUTH SHEFFEY STREET
Marion, Virginia
(540) 783-2323
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Marion Hospitals

SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
(Government - State)
340 BAGLEY CIRCLE
(276) 783-1217
Emergency Service: Yes

SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
565 RADIO HILL ROAD
(276) 782-1188
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marion High Schools

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MARION SENIOR HIGH
848 STAGE ST
276-783-4731
Serves 769 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
340 BAGLEY CIRCLE
540-783-1222
A Special Education School

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