Marion, AL

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Population

3,433

2.11% decline

Median Age

22.7


Median Household Income

$22,839

15.7% decline

Poverty Rate

49.3%


Number of Employees

907

10.4% decline

Median Property Value

$93,300

17.7% decline

About

In 2017, Marion, AL had a population of 3.43k people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $22,839. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion, AL declined from 3,507 to 3,433, a -2.11% decrease and its median household income declined from $27,088 to $22,839, a -15.7% decrease.

The population of Marion, AL is 60.1% Black or African American Alone, 38% White Alone, and 1.05% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marion, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion, AL are Marion Military Institute (126 degrees awarded in 2016) and Judson College (45 degrees).

The median property value in Marion, AL is $93,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Marion, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marion, AL employs 907 people. The largest industries in Marion, AL are Manufacturing (208 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Educational Services (137 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($35,357), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,491), and Educational Services ($26,688).

Median household income in Marion, AL is $22,839. Males in Marion, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Marion, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$22,839

2017 value

± $6,798

-15.7%

1 Year Growth

± 66.1%

Households in Marion, AL have a median annual income of $22,839, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $27,088 in 2016, which represents a -15.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alabama made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alabama workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6870

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion, AL was Census Tract 6870 with a value of $25,073, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Marion, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

49.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion, AL (1.3k out of 2.64k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,108 ± 331

  2. White

    191 ± 150

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion, AL is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

907

2017 Value

± 290

-10.4%

1 Year decline

± 45.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion, AL declined at a rate of -10.4%, from 1.01k employees to 907 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (289 people), Production Occupations (162 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (137 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (289 people), Production Occupations (162 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (137 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marion, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.08 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.91 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion, AL, by median earnings, are Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($45,329), Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($28,287), and Production Occupations ($21,849).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

907

2017 Value

± 290

-10.4%

1 Year decline

± 45.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion, AL declined at a rate of -10.4%, from 1.01k employees to 907 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion, AL, are Manufacturing (208 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Educational Services (137 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion, AL, though some of these residents may live in Marion, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marion, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (208 people), Retail Trade (180 people), and Educational Services (137 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marion, AL has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.38 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.27 times), and Public Administration (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion, AL, by median earnings, are Construction ($35,357), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,491), and Educational Services ($26,688).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($21.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.1% of the population of Marion, AL has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 8.4% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Marion, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Marion, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,535 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1,552 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.9%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

24.4%

Medicaid

8.4%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion, AL declined by 9.09% from 16.4% to 14.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Marion, AL is home to a population of 3.43k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Marion, AL residents were born outside of the country (60 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marion, AL is composed of 2.06k Black or African American Alone residents (60.1%), 1.31k White Alone residents (38%), 36 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.05%), 23 Asian Alone residents (0.67%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.204%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marion, AL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 7.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 66.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion, AL was 22.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Marion, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marion, AL residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    60 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Marion, AL residents (60 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion, AL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Marion, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion, AL was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    2.06k ± 282

  2. White Alone

    1.31k ± 280

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 ± 39.5

In 2017, there were 1.58 times more Black or African American Alone residents (2.06k people) in Marion, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k White Alone and 36 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marion, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Marion, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Marion, AL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marion, AL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 51

  2. Vietnam

    26 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    17 ± 29

Marion, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marion, AL awarded 171 degrees. The student population of Marion, AL is skewed towards women, with 339 male students and 413 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion, AL are White (107 and 62.9%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 20.6%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 9.41%), and Two or More Races (6 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Marion, AL by number of degrees awarded are Marion Military Institute (126 and 73.7%) and Judson College (45 and 26.3%).

The most popular majors in Marion, AL are General Studies (126 and 73.7%), General Psychology (11 and 6.43%), and Registered Nursing (9 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Marion, AL are $16,248 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 126 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marion, AL was General Studies with 126 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Marion, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 126 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,248

Median Private

In 2016, the Marion, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marion Military Institute with 126 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

103

Degrees Awarded to Men

68

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 103 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion, AL, which is 1.51 times more than the 68 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    107 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marion, AL were to White students. These 107 degrees mean that there were 3.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion, AL was $93,300 in 2017, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,400 to $93,300, a 17.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Marion, AL is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion, AL have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$22,839

Median Household Income

± $6,798

774

Number of Households

± 234

In 2017, the median household income of the 774 households in Marion, AL declined from $22,839 from the previous year's value of $27,088.

The following chart displays the households in Marion, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$93,300

2017 Median

± $40,508

$113,400

2016 Median

± $22,863

In 2017, the median property value in Marion, AL declined from to $93,300 from the previous year's value of $113,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in Marion, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion, AL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion, AL have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.922% of the workforce in Marion, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.9%

  2. Other

    11.4%

  3. Carpooled

    8.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion, AL was Drove Alone (73.9%), followed by those who Other (11.4%) and those who Carpooled (8.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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