Marion is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 6,326 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 64th largest community in South Carolina.
Marion is a blue-collar town, with 40.39% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Marion is a city of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in business and financial occupations (10.28%), community and social services (8.68%), and healthcare (7.49%).
The education level of Marion citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.67% of adults 25 and older in Marion have a college degree.
The per capita income in Marion in 2018 was $18,605, 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 $74,420 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 32.12% 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 Scots-Irish, African, Irish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.