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Marion, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Marion had a population of 735 as of July 1, 2019. Marion ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 32.9015 and longitude -92.2421 in Union Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marion encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 177 feet.

The Town of Marion (GNIS ID: 2406100) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Marion is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union Parish.


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Marion, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Marion, LA Housing Affordability Index is 252
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Marion, LA Wealth Index is 44
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 735
Population in Households 735
Population in Families 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 229
Diversity Index1 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,787
Average Household Income $52,099
Per Capita Income $22,634
Wealth Index3 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $93,056
Housing Affordability Index2 252
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.36%
Households -0.33% -0.37%
Families -0.05% -0.59%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Marion, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 333 30th
Population Density # 369 22nd
Diversity Index # 96 80th
Median Household Income # 204 57th
Per Capita Income # 214 55th

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