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Marion, Ohio

Marion is a city located in Marion County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 35,318. It is the county seat of Marion County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 History
4 Special Events


Marion is located at 40°35'12" North, 83°7'35" West (40.586579, -83.126404)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.5 km² (11.4 mi²). 29.4 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.35% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 35,318 people, 13,551 households, and 8,821 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,201.4/km² (3,112.8/mi²). There are 14,713 housing units at an average density of 500.5/km² (1,296.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.40% White, 7.01% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,551 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $33,124, and the median income for a family is $40,000. Males have a median income of $31,126 versus $22,211 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,247. 13.8% of the population and 10.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.2% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.


Marion was the home town and is the burial site of Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States of America. He was born in nearby Blooming Grove, Ohio and was publisher of the *Marion Star newspaper which is still published today.

Special Events

Marion Popcorn Festival