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Population (year 2000): 6,349. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,164 (-2.9% change)
Males: 2,974 (46.8%), Females: 3,375 (53.2%)

Smyth County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 41.6 years
Median household income: $25,609 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,800 (year 2000)

Marion, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Marion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (28.4%), German (11.6%), English (8.2%), Irish (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (2.6%).

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Elevation: 2178 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Marion,

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion town

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -509 (-7.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, TN Johnson (68.3 miles assist2sellcville.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (122.2 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (489.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (6.2 miles Adwolf, VA (7.6 miles Atkins, Grove, VA (8.5 miles Sugar VA Troutdale, (10.6 miles VA (11.6 miles Chilhowie, VA Saltville, (17.0 miles Retreat, VA (17.1 miles Rural Spring, VA (17.9 miles Glade

Latitude: 36.84 N, Longitude: 81.52 W

Area code: 276


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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.2%), Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (15.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,752 (+59.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,326 (51.9%)


 

Crime in Marion by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 3 3
    per 100,000 31.5 47.3 47.3
Robberies 4 3 1
    per 100,000 63.0 47.3 15.8
Assaults 9 12 22
    per 100,000 141.8 189.0 346.5
Burglaries 22 19 37
    per 100,000 346.5 299.3 582.8
Thefts 165 151 201
    per 100,000 2598.8 2378.3 3165.9
Auto thefts 6 8 10
    per 100,000 94.5 126.0 157.5
195.6 197.0 273.0


Average climate in Marion, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marion,

Marion-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Marion city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Justin Hughes - College football player (James Madison Dukes).


Hospitals/medical centers in Marion:
  • SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP (700 PARK BLVD)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INST (502 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUT (502 EAST MAIN STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 67 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 71 miles; BECKLEY, WV; ID: BKW)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 77 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:
  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 14 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; ID: MKJ)
  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 24 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; ID: 6V3)
  • ASHE COUNTY (about 30 miles; JEFFERSON, NC; ID: GEV)

Local government website:

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
Other and Unallocable 2 $3,367 $20,202 2 $1,439
Water Supply 3 $8,544 $34,176 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $9,091 $21,818 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $20,524 $27,365 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,442 $29,304 2 $912
Other Government Administration 4 $11,369 $34,107 8 $3,011
Police Protection - Officers 19 $47,521 $30,013 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $42,863 $20,574 1 $1,322
Police - Other 2 $3,633 $21,798 0 $0
Financial Administration 8 $17,783 $26,674 1 $275
Totals for Government 78 $167,137 $25,713 14 $6,959


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ATHENS, WV; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
Public high school in Marion:
  • MARION SENIOR HIGH (Students: 769; Location: 848 STAGE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:
  • MARION MIDDLE (Students: 586; Location: 134 WILDEN ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARION PRIMARY (Students: 460; Location: 1142 HIGHLAND DR; Grades: PK - 02)
  • MARION INT. (Students: 458; Location: 820 STAGE ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Location: 340 BAGLEY CIRCLE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SMYTH CO CAREER & TECH CTR (Location: 147 FOX VALLEY RD; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Marion:
  • GETHSEMANE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 199 FORTNER AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Marion:
  • SMYTH-BLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,067,755; Location: 118 SOUTH SHEFFEY STREET; 103,932 books; 9,857 audio materials; 5,343 video materials; 238 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Wytheville Community College serves the city of Marion and is located closer to Marion then New River Community College.

Notable locations in Marion: Smyth-Bland Regional Library (A), Smyth County Courthouse (B), Marion Community Center (C).

Shopping Centers: Grey Rocks Plaza Shopping Center (1), Parkway Shopping Center (2), Smyth Valley Shopping Center (3), Marion Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Marion include: Church of God (A), Church of God of Prophecy (B), Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (C), Grace United Methodist Church (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church of Marion (E), Youngs Chapel (F), Ebenezer Lutheran Church (G), Marion Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Round Hill Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Staley Creek (A), Hooks Branch (B).

Park in Marion: Marion Stadium (1).

Post office: (A).  


Marion compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:
  • WMEV (1010 AM; 1 kW; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:
  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W43BO (Channel 43; MARION, ETC., VA; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)

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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