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Population (year 2000): 7,042. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,997 (-0.6% change)
Males: 3,057 (43.4%), Females: 3,985 (56.6%)

Marion County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $24,265 (year 2000)
Median house value: $58,500 (year 2000)

Marion, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Marion:

  • Black (66.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.3%), Subsaharan African (6.8%), English (4.4%), Irish (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), German (1.1%).

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Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Marion,

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -938 (-11.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (69.6 miles pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (121.4 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (497.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (8.8 miles Sellers, SC (9.9 miles Mullins, SC Latta, (11.2 miles SC Dillon, (16.6 miles SC (17.3 miles Pamplico, SC (17.5 miles Nichols, SC Aynor, (18.4 miles View, SC (19.3 miles Lake


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $410,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,800

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 79.40 W

Area code: 843


Marion, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.8%), Educational,health and social services (25.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,656 (+23.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 941 (38.4%)


 

Crime in Marion by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 14.2 14.2
Rapes 5 2 6
    per 100,000 71.0 28.4 85.2
Robberies 15 27 9
    per 100,000 213.0 383.4 127.8
Assaults 98 126 53
    per 100,000 1391.7 1789.3 752.6
Burglaries 129 105 105
    per 100,000 1831.9 1491.1 1491.1
Thefts 334 393 419
    per 100,000 4743.0 5580.8 5950.0
Auto thefts 52 29 32
    per 100,000 738.4 411.8 454.4
747.7 859.0 615.9


Average climate in Marion, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marion,

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Marion city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 34.1 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Raymond Felton - NBA player (Charlotte Bobcats, born: Jun 26, 1984).


Hospital/medical center in Marion:
  • MARION COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (2829 E HWY 76 PO BOX 1150)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Marion:
  • ST EUGENE MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; DILLON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 49 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: MYR)
  • FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD (about 67 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: FAY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:
  • MARION COUNTY (about 5 miles; MARION, SC; ID: MAO)
  • DILLON COUNTY (about 18 miles; DILLON, SC; ID: DLC)
  • GREEN SEA (about 27 miles; GREEN SEA, SC; ID: S79)

Amtrak station near Marion:
  • 17 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27 $72,547 $32,243 5 $1,639
Other Government Administration 6 $20,750 $41,500 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $12,003 $20,576 1 $518
Firefighters 7 $14,616 $25,056 0 $0
Fire - Other 7 $14,616 $25,056 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $5,519 $16,557 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 25 $38,001 $18,240 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $14,399 $28,798 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $13,845 $23,734 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $7,410 $44,460 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $11,126 $22,252 0 $0
Totals for Government 104 $224,829 $25,941 6 $2,157


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 29 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 38 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
Public high schools in Marion:
  • MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 864; Location: 1205 S MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CREEK BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 6641 SOUTH HIGHWAY 41; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:
  • EASTERLING PRIMARY (Students: 854; Location: 600 NORTHSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • MARION INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: ZION HIGHWAY; Grades: 03 - 07)
  • JOHNAKIN MIDDLE (Students: 748; Location: 616 NORTHSIDE AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
Library in Marion:
  • MARION COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $602,829; Location: 101 EAST COURT STREET; 71,124 books; 956 audio materials; 716 video materials; 181 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Marion: Marion County Library (A), Marion County Jail (B), Marion County Courthouse (C), Marion City Hall (D).

Shopping Center: Pee Dee Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Marion include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), Mount Pisgah Baptist Church (C), Saint Johns African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Marion Presbyterian Church (E), Marion Church of God (F), Marion Baptist Church (G), Episcopal Church of the Advent (H).

Parks in Marion include: Harmon Park (1), Marion Historic District (2).

Post office: (A).  


Marion compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDSC (800 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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