Marion, IN
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Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 29,081 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 31st largest community in Indiana.

Marion is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.29%), sales jobs (11.11%), and food service (8.97%).

In addition, Marion is a college town. There are a lot of students in Marion attending college, and as a result Marion provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.58 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Marion rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.27% of adults 25 and older in Marion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $18,479, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,916 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, French , and Dutch.

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