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Overview

Introduction to Marion, Ohio

Marion, Ohio, in Marion county, is 43 miles N of Columbus, Ohio.

Marion History

The foundation of the present-day city of Marion was laid way back during the War of 1812 when a surveyor of General Harrison's company, Jacob Foos, found a spring and built a well in the area. It was named Jacob's Well. The town of Marion was founded in 1824.

Marion and Nearby Attractions

  • Mount Gilead State Park
  • Harding Home
  • Marion County Historical Society Museum
  • Wyandot Popcorn Museum
  • Harding Home and Tomb
  • Sawyer Ludwig Park

Things To Do In Marion

Marion has been nicknamed the World's Popcorn Capital. The annual Marion Popcorn Festival is a popular attraction of this city, and is held every weekend after Labor Day. There are several other festivals and events which are held regularly in the city.

Marion Transportation

The Port Columbus International Airport offers regular flights.

Marion Higher Education

Ohio State University has a local campus in the city. The other colleges in and around the city include Marion Technical College, Otterbein College and Capital University.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,568
Male Share of the Population57.3%
Female Share of the Population42.7%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+12,288
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,590
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,695

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,768
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$73,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.5%
German22.4%
Irish14.2%
English8.3%
Italian4.3%
Scottish2.3%
Welsh1.5%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.4%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Marion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes43302
P.O. Box Zip Codes43301, 43306
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.58
Approximate Longitude-83.12

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
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationDELAWARE
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationCENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caledonia683$53,875
Green Camp349$51,667
Morral425$51,250
New Bloomington382$36,528
Prospect1,152$52,102
Waldo358$59,861

Marion Public Libraries

Marion Public Library
445 E. CHURCH ST.
Marion, Ohio
(740) 387-0992

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Marion Hospitals

Marion General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1000 Mckinley Park Drive
(740) 383-8400

Marion Public Schools

Benjamin Harrison Elementary School
625 Brightwood Dr
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4999
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Elgin Elementary School
1250 Keener Rd S
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4301
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Elgin High School
1150 Keener Rd S
ZIP: 43302
(740) 383-5118
High
Total Enrollment 316
Elgin Middle School
1200 Keener Rd S
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 273
George Washington Elementary School
400 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-3883
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Harding High School
1500 Harding Hwy E
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4701
High
Total Enrollment 943
Heritage Elementary School
720 Columbus Sandusky Rd S
ZIP: 43302
(740) 725-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
James A. Garfield Elementary School
1170 Brookside Rd
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4444
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Marion City Digital Academy
360 Pennsylvania Ave
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4417
Other
Total Enrollment 88
Pleasant Community Digital
1107 Owens Rd W
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-4476
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Pleasant Education Academy
1107 Owens Rd W
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-4476
High
Total Enrollment 25
Pleasant Elementary School
1105 Owens Rd W
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-4815
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Pleasant High School
1101 Owens Rd W
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-2389
High
Total Enrollment 384
Pleasant Middle School
3507 Smeltzer Rd
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-5167
Middle
Total Enrollment 323
Rushmore Academy
910 E Church St
ZIP: 43302
(740) 387-2043
High
Total Enrollment 225
Rutherford B. Hayes Elementary School
750 Silver St
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Treca Digital Academy
100 Executive Dr
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-4798
Other
Total Enrollment 1862
Tri-rivers Career Center
2222 Marion Mount Gilead Rd
ZIP: 43302
(740) 389-4681
High
Ulysses S. Grant Middle School
420 Presidential Dr
ZIP: 43302
(740) 387-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 962
William H. Taft Elementary School
1000 Robinson St
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
William Mckinley Elementary School
925 Chatfield Rd
ZIP: 43302
(740) 223-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 422

Marion Private Schools

Marion Catholic Jr Sr High School
1001 Mount Vernon Ave
ZIP: 43302
Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
St Mary School
274 N Prospect St
ZIP: 43302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
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