Marion, SC
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Marion is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 6,714 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 64th largest community in South Carolina.

Marion is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in food service (9.88%), office and administrative support (8.98%), and teaching (8.88%).

In terms of college education, Marion is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.75% of adults 25 and older in Marion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $16,573, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,292 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Marion also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Marion include English, French , Scots-Irish, and German.

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

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