Introduction to Marion, Arkansas

Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden county, is 9 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is considered part of the Memphis metropolitan area.

Marion History

Marion is named after revolutionary war hero General Francis Marion. On March 5th 1896, it was incorporated. It is the county seat of Crittenden County, which was founded on October 22, 1825, and was named in honor of Robert Crittenden, first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Chucalissa Archeological Museum
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum
  • Hunt/Phelan House

Things To Do In Marion

The city of Marion has many museums including the Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis Brooke Museum of Art, and Pink Palace Museum. There are several parks in the city that offer a range of recreational facilities. Some of these parks are Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Fuller State Park, and Lake Poinsett State Park. While in the city, one can also visit the many churches and libraries.

Marion Transportation

Memphis International Airport provides opportunities for air transportation.

Marion Higher Education

The residents can avail of higher education from the University of Memphis, South West Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and South West Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.


Total Population12,328
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens8%
Employed Population 16+5,930
Age of the Population33


% of people married50.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,995
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,817


Median Family Income$69,701
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$151,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%

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

Marion Almanac

Nearest Large City9 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
Metro AreaMemphis
Standard Zip Codes72364
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Marion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 46 F
Apr Temp50 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 72 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
West Memphis25,544$33,138

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

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Marion High Schools

Serves 709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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