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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Indiana

Marion, Indiana, in Grant county, is 29 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana and 60 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marion History

In 1831, David Branson and Martin Boots donated thirty acres of land each towards the creation of Marion. The land was located on the left bank of the Mississinewa River. It was named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, who fought in the Revolutionary War. Marion developed rapidly and was declared the county seat of Grant County after its creation in 1831.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Mississinewa Battlefield
  • Marion Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Emily Flynn Home
  • Marion Plaza
  • Massey Creek
  • Sunnyacres Park

Things To Do In Marion

The annual "Mississinewa 1812" festival is a unique local event in which the residents of Grant County reenact the Battle of Mississinewa, that was fought in 1812 near this area. This event attracts people from across the United States and Canada.

Marion Transportation

The Delaware County Airport provides regular air transportation.

Marion Higher Education

Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana Business College and CHT Academy are some of the local educational institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,490
Male Share of the Population45.2%
Female Share of the Population54.8%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+11,410
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,204
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,079

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,700
% Above Poverty Level73.6%
% Below Poverty Level26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$650
Median House Value$65,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Irish9.9%
English6.6%
Italian2%
Dutch1.8%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1%
Polish0.9%
Swedish0.8%
African0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.2%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Australian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Marion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes46952, 46953
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-85.63

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)

StationMARION 2 N
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationWABASH
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationPORTLAND 1 SW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gas City5,920$47,743
Jonesboro1,364$49,063
La Fontaine779$60,956
Swayzee953$59,792
Sweetser1,412$63,750
Van Buren834$47,250

Marion Public Libraries

Marion Public Library
600 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
Marion, Indiana
(765) 668-2900

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Marion Hospitals

Marion General Hospital
(Non-profit)
441 N Wabash Ave
(765) 660-6000
Grant-blackford Mental Health, Inc
505 Wabash Ave
(765) 662-3971
Va Medical Center - Marion, In
(Government - Federal)
1700 E 38th St

Marion Public Schools

Allen Elementary School
1115 E Bradford St
ZIP: 46952
(765) 664-7355
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Dr Robert H Faulkner Academy
1111 W 2nd St
ZIP: 46952
(765) 662-9910
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
John W Kendall Elem School
2009 W Kem Rd
ZIP: 46952
(765) 662-7364
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Justice Thurgood Marshall Intrmd
720 N Miller Ave
ZIP: 46952
(765) 664-0507
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Marion Early Childhood Ed Cntr
107 S Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 46952
(765) 651-2048
Primary
Riverview Elementary School
513 W Buckingham Dr
ZIP: 46952
(765) 662-2427
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Tucker Area Voc Tech Cntr
107 S Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 46952
(765) 664-9091
Other
Early Childhood Center
560 S 900 E
ZIP: 46953
(765) 664-0624
Primary
Total Enrollment 24
Eastbrook High School
560 S 900 E
ZIP: 46953
(765) 664-1214
High
Total Enrollment 524
Eastbrook Junior High School
560 S 900 E
ZIP: 46953
(765) 668-7136
Middle
Total Enrollment 264
Frances Slocum Elem School
2909 S Torrence St
ZIP: 46953
(765) 664-0589
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
John L Mcculloch Junior High Sch
3528 S Washington St
ZIP: 46953
(765) 674-6917
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Marion High School
750 W 26th St
ZIP: 46953
(765) 664-9051
High
Total Enrollment 1029

Marion Private Schools

St Paul Parish School
1009 W Kem Rd
ZIP: 46952
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Lakeview Christian School
5318 S Western Ave
ZIP: 46953
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
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