Marion, IL

Marion profile

Living in Marion

Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,520 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 146th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Marion isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marion are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (15.99%), sales jobs (10.05%), and food service (8.53%).

The population of Marion overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Marion, 22.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marion in 2018 was $26,395, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,580 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marion is a somewhat 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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