Marion is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,048 people and just one neighborhood, Marion is the 248th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Marion are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Marion is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marion is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in management occupations (14.62%), teaching (13.04%) and office and administrative support (11.69%).
Of important note, Marion is also a town of artists. Marion has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Marion’s character.
Also of interest is that Marion has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Marion is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Marion really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Marion perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Marion is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.