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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Massachusetts

Marion, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 9 miles NE of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 48 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts.

Marion History

The town of Marion, which was first settled in 1679, was known as Sippican after the name of a local river. The area was originally inhabited by the Wampanoag Indians. The harbor at the center of the town is also named after the Native American tribe. Marion was officially incorporated in 1852. The town was named in the honor of Francis Marion, a Revolutionary war hero. Located in Buzzards Bay, Marion’s industries rely on its waters for both fishing and tourism.

Marion and nearby Attractions

  • Water Wizz Amusement Park
  • Pepperidge Farm Incorporated
  • Captain John Kendrick Maritime Museum
  • The Cataumet Arts Center
  • Porter Thermometer Museum
  • Fort Taber Park

Things To Do In Marion

Marion offers ample recreational opportunities for visitors. People may go to the Fairhaven Recreation Complex or Water Wizz Amusement Park for an outing with kids and family. Parks such as Cushman Park, Cataumet Playground, and Fort Taber Park offer outdoor activities like fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking. Those interested in history may visit museums like Porter Thermometer Museum and Captain John Kendrick Maritime Museum. The Myles Standish State Forest offers visitors a great experience of the area’s flora and fauna.

Marion Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Theodore Francis Green State International Airport.

Marion Higher Education

Colleges near Marion include University of Dartmouth- Dartmouth, Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College and Massasoit Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,014
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens27.4%
Employed Population 16+2,069
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married61.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,801
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,411

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,344
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,228
Median House Value$493,300

Ancestry

Irish24.5%
English23.2%
Italian10.9%
German10.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Portuguese8.3%
French Except Basque6%
Polish4.2%
African3.6%
Cape Verdean3.6%
Canadian3.2%
Scottish2.7%
Lithuanian1.6%
US/American1.6%
Norwegian1.2%
Russian1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Marion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2738
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.7
Approximate Longitude-70.76

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)

StationEAST WAREHAM
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acushnet10,414$84,432
Bourne1,054$95,833
Fairhaven16,078$80,231
Mattapoisett6,216$99,182
Rochester5,439$109,583
Wareham22,472$80,653

Marion Public Libraries

Elizabeth Taber Memorial Library
8 SPRING ST.
Marion, Massachusetts
(508) 748-1252

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Marion Public Schools

Sippican
16 Spring Street
ZIP: 2738
(508) 748-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 444

Marion Private Schools

Tabor Academy
66 Spring St
ZIP: 2738
Secondary
Total Enrollment 516
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