Marion, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 17,762 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.8%
 
Males: 8,674  (48.8%)
Females: 9,088  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62959.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,749 (it was $30,364 in 2000)
Marion:

$47,749
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,896 (it was $19,073 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,787 (it was $64,800 in 2000)
Marion:

$132,787
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,040; detached houses: $145,494; townhouses or other attached units: $239,147; in 2-unit structures: $70,210; mobile homes: $38,938

Median gross rent in 2017: $730.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.5%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 34.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Marion, IL (2017)
    • 15,28186.3%White alone
    • 1,0886.1%Black alone
    • 6163.5%Two or more races
    • 4642.6%Hispanic
    • 1130.6%Asian alone
    • 80.05%American Indian alone
    • 90.05%Other race alone

Races in Marion detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 93 registered sex offenders living in Marion, Illinois as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Marion by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.6)
5
(28.7)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(53.5)
10
(58.6)
15
(87.6)
14
(81.4)
22
(127.1)
9
(51.7)
12
(69.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(53.5)
15
(87.9)
9
(52.5)
12
(69.7)
8
(46.2)
84
(482.6)
71
(411.8)
7
(40.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
262
(1,557)
241
(1,412)
76
(443.7)
144
(836.8)
63
(363.8)
8
(46.0)
10
(58.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
126
(749.0)
124
(726.7)
186
(1,086)
216
(1,255)
181
(1,045)
202
(1,161)
148
(858.3)
150
(864.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
655
(3,893)
625
(3,663)
603
(3,520)
555
(3,225)
235
(1,357)
16
(91.9)
8
(46.4)
6
(34.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
44
(261.5)
32
(187.5)
48
(280.2)
41
(238.2)
32
(184.8)
34
(195.3)
30
(174.0)
38
(219.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(35.7)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
10
(58.1)
7
(40.4)
7
(40.2)
2
(11.6)
12
(69.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)611.3568.1425.5489.3353.6353.3278.391.5

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City-data.com crime index in Marion, IL

Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Illinois average:

2.67
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Marion, IL City Guides:

Ancestries: American (18.8%), German (16.6%), English (10.5%), Italian (7.7%), Irish (4.7%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/08/1905

Land area: 12.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,385 people per square mile   (low).

Marion, Illinois map

325 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,747 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,945 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (77.3 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (94.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (292.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Spillertown, IL (1.6 miles ),
Whiteash, IL (2.0 miles ),
Pittsburg, IL (2.3 miles ),
Energy, IL (2.4 miles ),
Johnston City, IL (2.5 miles ),
Crab Orchard, IL (2.6 miles ),
Herrin, IL (2.7 miles ),
Crainville, IL (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 88.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,184 (+51.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,107 (56.9%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Marion, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marion, IL in 2017
Marion satellite photo by USGS

Marion tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1998: 66 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 1999: 67 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2002: 81 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 86 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2006: 79 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $163,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, IL residents
Average permit cost in Marion, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Marion, IL
Historical housing units in Marion, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +1,251 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in Marion, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Marion, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Marion, Illinois

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Marion, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Marion city center killed 10 people and injured 181 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Marion center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Marion center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Williamson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals in Marion:

  • HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3333 W DE YOUNG)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE (1304 WEST MACK AVENUE)
  • MARION IL VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, provides emergency services, 2401 WEST MAIN)

Nursing Homes in Marion:

  • FRIENDSHIP CARE CENTER-MARION (1101 NORTH MADISON)
  • MARION REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (1301 EAST DEYOUNG)
  • PARKWAY MANOR (3116 WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKWAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Marion:

  • DAVITA - MARION DIALYSIS (324 SOUTH 4TH STREET)
  • FMC - WILLIAMSON COUNTY (900 SKYLINE DR, SUITE 200)

Home Health Centers in Marion:

  • ADDUS HEALTH CARE, INC. (906 SKYLINE DRIVE, SUITE 200)
  • FRANKLIN WILLIAMSON BI COUNTY (2312 W. MAIN STREET)
  • VNA HOMECARE INC. (8341 EXPRESS DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Marion:

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Amtrak station near Marion:

  • 16 miles: CARBONDALE (401 S. ILLINOIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • John A Logan College (about 9 miles; Carterville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 16 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Rend Lake College (about 28 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 44 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 60 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 71 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

Public high schools in Marion:

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

Private elementary/middle schools in Marion:

  • SKYLINE ACADEMY (Students: 74, Location: 709 SKYLINE DR, Grades: PK-4)
  • MARION SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 10, Location: 9314 OLD ROUTE 13, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Marion

Libraries in Marion:

  • MARION CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $755,228; Location: 206 SOUTH MARKET STREET; 70,655 books; 2,259 audio materials; 2,306 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)
  • CRAB ORCHARD PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $95,257; Location: 20012 CRAB ORCHARD ROAD; 22,252 books; 652 audio materials; 1,559 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marion: Southern Illinois Country Club (A), Williamson County Courthouse (B), Marion City Hall (C), Marion Carnegie Library (D), Marion Cultural and Civic Center (E), Williamson County Ambulance Service (F), Life Line Emergency Medical Response Services (G), Williamson County Fire Protection District Station 1 (H), Marion Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion include: Aldersgate United Methodist Church (A), Apostolic House of Worship (B), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God (E), Church of God in Christ (F), Community Chapel Church (G), First Apostolic Church (H), First Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Camp Ground Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2), McAlpin Cemetery (3), Perry Cemetery (4), Rose Hill Cemetery (5), Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Saluki Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Maple Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Marion include: Pamela Park (1), Ray Fosse Park (2), Ashley Park (3), Edwards Field (4), John W Jones Park (5), Pyramid Park (6), Russell Street Park (7), Tower Square Plaza (8), Williamson County Fairgrounds (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bounce Around (Amusement & Theme Parks; 381 Clifty Heights Drive) (1), American Classic Tours (Tours & Charters; 801 West Deyoung Street # A) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Fairfield Inn & Suites (1400 Halfway Road) (1), Drury Inn (2706 West DeYoung) (2), Econo Lodge Marion (1806 Bittle Place) (3), Comfort Inn (2600 W Main St) (4), Gray Plaza Motel (1501 West Deyoung Street) (5), Comfort Suites Marion (2608 West Main Street) (6), Hampton Inn Marion- Il. (2710 W Deyoung St) (7), Days Inn (1802 Bittle Place) (8), Best Inns of America (2700 West Deyoung) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ray Fosse - Baseball player, Cory Bailey - Baseball player, Dolph Stanley - Basketball player-coach, Richard G. Wilson - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Babe Borton - Baseball player, Conrad Allen - Exploration Geologist, Martin K. Davis - Union Army Medal of Honor recipient, Phillip McGilton - Racing driver.

Williamson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion and their reported violations in the past:

COAL VALLEY PWD (Population served: 3,819, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-11-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
BRIDGEPORT (Population served: 2,734, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2005), St Intentional no-action (OCT-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RICHLAND COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAWRENCEVILLE ROD & GUN CLUB (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion that have no violations reported:

  • CREAL SPRINGS (Population served: 728, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • SUPER 8 (Population served: 126, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • METROPOLIS INN, INC (Population served: 118, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MADD MAXXS PIZZA & PUB (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESIDE RV PARK (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CRAB ORCHARD REFUGE (Address: 8588 Highway 148 , Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:

  • 258 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Marion in 2000:

  • 327 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 20 people in halfway houses
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions

Banks with most branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • Banterra Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • The Bank of Marion: Court Branch, Illinois Centre Mall Branch, Carbon Branch, Airport Business Center Branch, Marion Mobile Branch, The Bank Of Marion. Info updated 2006/11/08: Bank assets: $330.2 mil, Deposits: $261.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Marion Branch at 2803 17th Street, branch established on 2006/05/22; Marion East Branch at 908 East Deyoung Street, branch established on 2009/12/14. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • MidCountry Bank: Marion Branch at 1702 West Boulevard, branch established on 2001/01/01; Midcountry Bank at 2611 Blue Heron Drive, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Marion West Branch at 3402 Heartland Street, branch established on 2005/08/22; Marion Il East Branch at 1133 N Carbon St, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Marion Branch at 1706 West Deyoung Street, branch established on 1963/03/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Marion Branch at 1116 North Carbon Street, branch established on 1957/10/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Old National Bank: Marion Branch Center at 2306 Williamson County Parkway, branch established on 2003/01/15. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • SouthernTrust Bank: Southern Trust Bank - Lake Of Egypt at 1500 State Route 57, branch established on 2009/12/21. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $51.1 mil, Deposits: $45.5 mil, headquarters in Goreville, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Southerntrust Bancshares, Inc
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, IL
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, IL (based on Williamson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,58189
Mainline Protestant5,26829
Catholic4,7885
Other6844
Black Protestant2422
None36,794-
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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Williamson County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Williamson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Williamson County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 47
Williamson County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Williamson County:

28.0%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Williamson County:

11.9%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Marion:

20.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

35.6%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Marion:

57.6%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.8%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$144,874$57,9500$0
Firefighters 25$123,511$59,2850$0
Streets and Highways 17$68,475$48,3351$275
Water Supply 16$62,596$46,9471$1,043
Local Libraries 13$33,155$30,6055$4,922
Sewerage 12$52,315$52,3150$0
Police - Other 11$41,040$44,7711$2,673
Parks and Recreation 10$29,280$35,1366$4,205
Welfare 9$34,255$45,6735$2,267
Other Government Administration 5$22,746$54,5904$5,000
Other and Unallocable 5$21,871$52,4900$0
Financial Administration 3$14,098$56,3921$2,861
Health 1$2,978$35,7361$1,178
Totals for Government 157$651,194$49,77325$24,424

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $18,589,000 ($1046.56)
    Water Utilities: $692,000 ($38.96)
    Sewerage: $416,000 ($23.42)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($3.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($3.66)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,822,000 ($384.08)
    Police Protection: $5,508,000 ($310.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,761,000 ($211.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,325,000 ($187.20)
    Water Utilities: $2,931,000 ($165.02)
    Sewerage: $2,255,000 ($126.96)
    General - Other: $1,511,000 ($85.07)
    Central Staff Services: $1,289,000 ($72.57)
    Libraries: $846,000 ($47.63)
    Financial Administration: $604,000 ($34.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $547,000 ($30.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $274,000 ($15.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,461,000 ($82.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $179,000 ($10.08)
    Regular Highways: $179,000 ($10.08)
    Sewerage: $167,000 ($9.40)
    General - Other: $139,000 ($7.83)
    Water Utilities: $126,000 ($7.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($0.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,526,000 ($592.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($7.09)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,137,000 ($176.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,999,000 ($112.54)
    Other: $350,000 ($19.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $313,000 ($17.62)
    Other: $170,000 ($9.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,602,000 ($146.49)
    Interest Earnings: $324,000 ($18.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000 ($5.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,480,000 ($195.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,941,000 ($559.68)
    Other: $1,295,000 ($72.91)
    Highways: $453,000 ($25.50)
  • Tax - Property: $7,541,000 ($424.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,882,000 ($331.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,231,000 ($125.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,383,000 ($77.86)
    Other License: $160,000 ($9.01)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,433,000 ($2557.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,188,000 ($1868.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,245,000 ($689.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,622,000 ($372.82)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,676,000 ($319.56)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $946,000 ($53.26)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,154,000 ($1190.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,676,000 ($319.56)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, IL  1.07% ($35,919 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.91% ($37,017)
from Johnson County, IL  0.30% ($49,724)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, IL  0.83% ($32,095 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.74% ($34,809)
to Johnson County, IL  0.37% ($44,149)
Businesses in Marion, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Menards1
Blockbuster1Motel 61
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx3Sears2
Finish Line1Starbucks1
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop1Subaru1
Goodwill7Subway2
H&R Block3Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1U-Haul3
Hyundai1UPS5
Jones New York3Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WBVN (104.5 FM; CARRIER MILLS, IL; Owner: KENNETH W. AND JANE A. ANDERSON)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDBX (91.1 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: HETERODYNE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W10AH (Channel 10; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Marion: Martin K. Davis, Richard G. Wilson.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 89Number of bridges
  • 666ft / 203mTotal length
  • $1,227,000Total costs
  • 685,114Total average daily traffic
  • 123,122Total average daily truck traffic
  • 547,449Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marion, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 41930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 191990-1999
  • 142000-2009
  • 192010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 192 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Marion, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Marion)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 199. The highest number of reported fires - 279 took place in 2011, and the least - 116 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (49.6%), and Structure Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, IL
    • 1,68349.6%Outside Fires
    • 1,15834.2%Structure Fires
    • 49314.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 561.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Illinois:

  • Best Western Airport Inn, Rt 8, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 993-3222
  • Super 8 Motel Marion, 2601 W Deyoung St, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 993-5577
  • Comfort Suites Marion, 2608 W Main, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 997-9133, Fax: (618) 997-1005
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1802 Bittle Pl, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 997-1351, Fax: (618) 993-2241
  • Econo Lodge, 1806 Bittle Plce, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 993-1644, Fax: (618) 993-1161
  • Drury Inn Marion, 2706 W DeYoung, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 997-9600
  • Quality Inn, 2600 W Main St, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 993-6221, Fax: (618) 993-8964
  • Best Western Plus Marion Hotel, 400 Comfort Dr, Marion, Illinois 62959 , Phone: (618) 998-1220
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Illinois
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, IL
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 41.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, IL
  • 70.7%Electricity
  • 26.3%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


Marion compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Marion on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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