Marion, AR
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Marion is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 12,292 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 32nd largest community in Arkansas.

Marion real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Marion house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marion is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (14.85%), management occupations (12.88%), and healthcare (9.70%).

In terms of college education, Marion is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.84% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $25,886, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,544 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marion is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marion include German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.