Marion is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 12,364 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 32nd largest community in Arkansas.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), management occupations (11.01%), and healthcare (10.60%).
The overall education level of Marion is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $29,323, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,292 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 Irish, German, English, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.