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Ancestries: United States (13.3%), German (8.3%), Irish (4.5%), English (3.4%), French (1.9%), French Canadian (1.9%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 376 feet
Land area: 10.6 square miles.
Population density: 329 people per square mile (very low).
For population 25 years and over in Marion:
High school or higher: 76.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Marion city:
Never married: 55.7%
Now married: 25.7%
12 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Marion, Alabama as of December 07, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Marion to the number of sex offenders is 3,574 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $254 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $418 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (41.6 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (63.4 miles , pop. 201,568).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (516.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Marion-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Marion city center killed 7 peopleand injured 199 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 12/11/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Marion-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from the city center On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from Marion center On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the city center On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from the city center On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from Marion center On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Perry County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Margaret Lea Houston - First Lady of the Republic/State of Texas, Hal Kemp - Jazz clarinetist, Marvin Moore - College basketball player (Mississippi Rebels).
Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:
PERRY COUNTY NURSING HOME (505 EAST LAFAYETTE STREET)
MARION-PERRY COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $65,134; Location: 202 WASHINGTON STREET; 12,457 books; 2,213 audio materials; 1,190 video materials; 81 state licensed databases; 41 print serial subscriptions; 19 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Marion: Marion Country Club (A), Church Square (B), Perry County Courthouse (C), Marion City Hall (D), Bowling Library (E), Marion Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Marion include: Turner African Methodist Episcopal Chapel (A), Siloam Baptist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Church of God (F), Saint Wilfrids Episcopal Church (G), Nebo Methodist Church (H), Marion Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Hotels: Marion Motel (Highway 5), Gateway Inn (1615 Highway 5 South).
Courts: Alabama State - District Attorney 4th Judicial Circuit (Perry County Courtho), Perry County - Commissioners Court (Court House).
Perry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate PotentialPercentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.3%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.5% for Black residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.1% of all households
People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:
569 people in college/university student housing
135 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
People in group quarters in Marion in 2000:
317 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
139 people in nursing homes
15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):
West Alabama Bank & Trust: Perry County Branch at 1014 Washington Street, branch established on 1973/07/27. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $593.3 mil, Deposits: $467.6 mil, headquarters in Reform, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: West Alabama Capital Corp.
Marion Bank and Trust Company: Marion Bank And Trust Company at 332 South Washington Street, branch established on 1934/03/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $256.8 mil, Deposits: $217.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Marion Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Marion city (based on Perry County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
STATION, On Peeridge Rd N Of Co Rd 30 2.75 Mi E Of (Lat: 32.617333 Lon: -87.272194), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WNEP859 Assigned Frequencies: 1885.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 12/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/15/1998Registrant:Phone: (202) 328-4500
On Peeridge Rd N Of Cr30 2.75 Mi E (Lat: 32.617333 Lon: -87.272194), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WPND819 Assigned Frequencies: 1875.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/28/1997, Expiration Date: 03/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/17/1997Registrant:Phone: (202) 328-4500
Marion, On Co. Hwy 29, 2.6 Mi Nnw (Lat: 32.668611 Lon: -87.337944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WPND863 Assigned Frequencies: 952.831 MHz, 928.831 MHzGrant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 03/31/2022Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 1129 20th Street, #350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 833-6803, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:
Marion, In City (Lat: 32.625444 Lon: -87.326111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WPQP217 Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/2010, Expiration Date: 07/13/2020, Certifier: John C NettlesRegistrant: Pine Belt Telephone Co Inc, 3984 County Road 32, Arlington, AL 36722-0279, Phone: (334) 385-2106, Fax: (334) 385-2103, Email:
OSBOAL, On Cr 64, 3 Mi. W Of Int. Of Cr 64 & Sr 219 Near (Lat: 32.686444 Lon: -87.143944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 63.7 m, Call Sign: KRG34 Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/12/2010, Expiration Date: 08/23/2020Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:
MARION, 2.0 Miles Se (Lat: 32.602333 Lon: -87.294972), Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WHO588, Licensee ID: L00008228 Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 08/22/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2002Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications Incorporated, 22j64 Bsc 675 W Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, GA 30375
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KF4YRR, Licensee ID: L01466943, Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Registrant: Josh I Ingram, Rte 1 Box 20, Marion, AL 36756
Call Sign: N4DCS, Grant Date: 10/21/1997, Expiration Date: 10/21/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/22/2009, Registrant: Donald Bixler, Marion, AL 36756
Call Sign: NN4C, Previous Call Sign: KS4AP, Licensee ID: L00332723, Grant Date: 09/26/2006, Expiration Date: 12/18/2016, Registrant: Truman Williams Jr., 701 West Green Street, Marion, AL 36756-2111
Call Sign: WR4O, Previous Call Sign: KB4NF, Licensee ID: L00162064, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 03/31/2022, Certifier: James L Hartley, Registrant: James L Hartley, 980 W Green St, Marion, AL 36756
Call Sign: KG4QDM, Licensee ID: L00421350, Grant Date: 10/05/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021, Certifier: Bonnie A Simmons, Registrant: Bonnie A Simmons, 1845 County Rd 162, Marion, AL 36756
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 1338K , Serial Number: 4065, Year manufactured: 1946 Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Moore, , Marion, AL 36756
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 3030V , Serial Number: 15076359, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/22/1974 Registrant (Government): Marion Military Institute, 1101 Washington St, Marion, AL 36756
Aircraft: AERONCA 0-58B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 57685 , Serial Number: 058B8683, Year manufactured: 1943 Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Moore, , Marion, AL 36756
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-L2A (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 814SA , Serial Number: 17281114, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/2002 Registrant (Government): Marion Military Institute, 1101 Washington St, Marion, AL 36756
Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion and their reported violations in the past:
MARION WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 4,323, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2013)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
50 regular monitoring violations
PERRY COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 2,550, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2008)
Most common first names in Marion, AL among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Marion, AL among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (48%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Marion, AL
Marion compared to Alabama state average:
Black race population percentage above state average.
Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Median age significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students above state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.