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.
Unlike some cities, Marion isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marion are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (11.38%), food service (11.27%), and teaching (10.33%).
The percentage of adults in Marion with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.22% of adults in Marion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $14,642, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,568 for a family of four. Marion also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.96% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Marion is a very 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 Scots-Irish, Irish, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.