Marion, KY


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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. 37.10% of the Marion workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Marion is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in sales jobs (11.48%), office and administrative support (9.83%), and food service (9.55%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Marion has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Marion has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Marion than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Marion may be for you.

The citizens of Marion have a very low rate of college education: just 8.06% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $17,530, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,120 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 Scottish.

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

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