Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 36,363 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 33rd largest community in Ohio. Marion has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Marion is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.70% 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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (8.47%), and food service (6.37%).
In Marion, just 9.66% 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 $16,016, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,064 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, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.