Marion is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,957 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 109th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marion is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (16.66%), sales jobs (11.49%), and management occupations (9.73%).
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.72 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Marion who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.01% of the adults in Marion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marion in 2010 was $21,618, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,472 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.