Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 35,883 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 33rd largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Marion was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Marion is a blue-collar town, with 38.04% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Marion is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (9.42%), sales jobs (8.14%), and healthcare (6.20%).
The citizens of Marion have a very low rate of college education: just 9.94% 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 2018 was $18,801, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,204 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.