Marion is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,986 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 135th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Marion is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.23% of the Marion workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 sales jobs (11.68%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and food service (8.06%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Marion is worth considering.
In Marion, just 9.05% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $17,768, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,072 for a family of four.
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 English, German, Dutch, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.