Marion, Wisconsin

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Marion Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Marion Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Marion, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4


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

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Marion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NW of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waupaca
Standard Zip Codes 54950
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.67
Longitude -88.889

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Marion Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,297 100%
Male 616 47.5%
Female 681 52.5%
Under 18 275 21.2%
18+ 1,022 78.8%
65+ 295 22.7%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,289 99.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Marion Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,241
Growth -56
Growth % -4.3%

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 69.6%
Norwegian 5.1%
Polish 4.3%
Irish 3.3%
English 3.2%
US/American 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Italian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Dutch 0.7%
Scottish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Marion 1,297 $41,688
Bear Creek 415 $46,250
Bowler 343 $36,563
Clintonville 4,736 $40,602
Embarrass 399 $46,875
Gresham 575 $33,125
Tigerton 764 $33,625

Marion Public Libraries

Marion Public Library
120 N. MAIN ST.
Marion, Wisconsin
(715) 754-5368

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Marion High Schools (2004)

Serves 302 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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