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Demographics

People

Total Population7,873
Male Share of the Population55.6%
Female Share of the Population44.4%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+2,546
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$22,052
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,882
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,255

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,717
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$581
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.1%
English11%
Irish8.7%
Scottish3.5%
Dutch1.6%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque0.9%
Italian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
German0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
Russian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Marion Almanac

CategoryValue
County McDowell County
Standard Zip Codes28752
P.O. Box Zip Codes28737
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.68
Approximate Longitude-82

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 NW
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationCELO 2 S
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 68 F
Annual Precip58.8 inches
StationMORGANTON
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Black Mountain8,168$50,889
Glen Alpine1,351$50,288
Montreat521$91,250
Morganton16,717$53,006
Old Fort1,136$28,750
Spruce Pine2,211$45,227

Marion Public Libraries

Mcdowell County Public Library
90 W COURT ST
Marion, North Carolina
(828) 652-3858

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Marion Hospitals

Mcdowell Hospital
(Non-profit)
430 Rankin Drive
(828) 659-5000

Marion Public Schools

East Mcdowell Middle
676 State Street
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-7711
Middle
Total Enrollment 718
Eastfield Global Magnet
170 Eastfield School Road
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-3730
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Glenwood Elementary
1545 Old Hwy 221 South
ZIP: 28752
(828) 738-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Marion Elementary
209 Robert Street
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-2141
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Mcdowell Aec
176 Lukin St
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-1040
Other
Total Enrollment 82
Mcdowell Early College
54 College Drive
ZIP: 28752
(828) 659-0411
High
Total Enrollment 212
Mcdowell High
600 Mcdowell High School Dr
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-7920
High
Total Enrollment 1680
North Cove Elementary
401 American Thread Road
ZIP: 28752
(828) 756-4342
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Pleasant Gardens Elementary
100 John Roach Drive
ZIP: 28752
(828) 724-4422
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
West Marion Elementary
820 Marler Road
ZIP: 28752
(828) 738-3353
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
West Mcdowell Middle
346 Mcdowell High School Road
ZIP: 28752
(828) 652-3390
Middle
Total Enrollment 734

Marion Private Schools

New Manna Christian School
225 E Court St
ZIP: 28752
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 124
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