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The Town of Marion had a population of 718 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.8979 and longitude -92.2404 in Union Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marion (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Marion, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 718
Daytime Population: Workers 129
Daytime Population: Residents 480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 718
Population in Familes 585
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $39,740
Average Household Income $52,259
Per Capita Income $22,676


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $83,088
Average Home Value $105,804


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.87% -0.56%
Households -0.76% -0.58%
Families -0.34% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2017 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 # 336 29th
Population Density # 371 22nd
Diversity Index # 99 80th
Median Household Income # 242 49th
Per Capita Income # 205 57th

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