Marion, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 2,841 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.1%
 
Males: 1,443  (50.8%)
Females: 1,398  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 42064.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,286 (it was $23,854 in 2000)
Marion:

$41,286
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,992 (it was $14,766 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,097 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Marion:

$75,097
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $83,254; detached houses: $86,825; mobile homes: $45,611

Median gross rent in 2019: $503.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.1%
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  • Races in Marion, KY (2019)
    • 2,69192.0%White alone
    • 993.4%Two or more races
    • 712.4%Black alone
    • 531.8%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Marion, Kentucky as of April 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 108 to 1.


Crime rates in Marion by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.4)
1
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.2)
3
(99.5)
2
(66.8)
2
(67.2)
1
(33.6)
5
(171.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.8)
1
(33.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(67.2)
1
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(65.4)
1
(33.1)
1
(32.8)
4
(129.4)
1
(33.0)
1
(32.7)
1
(32.8)
3
(99.3)
1
(33.2)
2
(66.8)
2
(67.2)
2
(67.3)
1
(34.3)
2
(70.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(523.4)
13
(430.2)
13
(425.8)
12
(388.2)
13
(428.9)
14
(457.5)
17
(556.8)
14
(463.4)
12
(398.0)
23
(768.2)
30
(1,008)
28
(942.1)
22
(754.5)
1
(35.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(1,374)
35
(1,158)
55
(1,802)
37
(1,197)
36
(1,188)
40
(1,307)
57
(1,867)
36
(1,192)
40
(1,327)
38
(1,269)
37
(1,243)
40
(1,346)
48
(1,646)
38
(1,332)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(65.4)
3
(99.3)
3
(98.3)
3
(97.1)
2
(66.0)
3
(98.0)
1
(32.8)
3
(99.3)
2
(66.3)
4
(133.6)
5
(168.0)
4
(134.6)
1
(34.3)
2
(70.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index136.191.0116.3134.6115.898.7132.7170.8172.5182.0221.1181.0265.475.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Marion, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 10 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Kentucky average:

1.63
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Ancestries: American (22.8%), European (17.3%), English (13.7%), Irish (7.9%), German (6.7%), Slovak (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1844

Elevation: 594 feet

Land area: 3.29 square miles.

Population density: 864 people per square mile   (low).

Marion, Kentucky map

59 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
Kentucky:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $611 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $412 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (53.2 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (109.1 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Crayne, KY (2.1 miles),
Fredonia, KY (2.9 miles ),
Salem, KY (3.2 miles ),
Cave-In-Rock, IL (3.3 miles ),
Tolu, KY (3.4 miles),
Dycusburg, KY (3.6 miles),
Elizabethtown, IL (3.8 miles ),
Sturgis, KY (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.33 N, Longitude: 88.08 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Marion, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Marion, KY in 2019
Marion satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $199,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, KY residents
Average permit cost in Marion, KY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Historical population in Marion, KY
Historical housing units in Marion, KY
Most common industries in Marion, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Marion, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.6%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Marion, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marion, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 5.91. This is significantly better than average.

City:

5.91
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.30. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Marion city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 263% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from Marion center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from Marion center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 48.1 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 81.0 miles away from Marion 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 103.5 miles away from Marion 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 110.1 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 Crittenden County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • CRITTENDEN HEALTH SYSTEM (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 520 WEST GUM STREET)
  • MARION HOME HEALTH AGENCY (HIGHWAY 60 WEST)
  • CRITTENDEN CO CONVALESCENT CENTER (MOORE & WATSON STS RT 2 BOX 49)
  • CRITTENDEN COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (201 WATSON STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Marion:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Madisonville Community College (about 32 miles; Madisonville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 45 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 50 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Murray State University (about 52 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • University of Evansville (about 54 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)

Public high schools in Marion:

  • CRITTENDEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 408, Location: 519 & ONE HALF W. GUM ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • PATHWAY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 627 WEST ELM ST., Grades: 11-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

See full list of schools located in Marion

Library in Marion:

  • CRITTENDEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $236,632; Location: 204 WEST CARLISLE STREET; 34,911 books; 860 audio materials; 966 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marion: Crittenden County DES and Rescue Squad (A), Crittenden County Fire Department (B), Marion Fire Department (C), Crittenden County Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mapleview Cemetery (1), Pentecostal Cemetery (2), Old Marion Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Crittenden County Historical Society (Museums; 124 East Bellville Street), Clement Ben E Mineral Museum (205 North Walker Street).

Hotels: Marion Inn (2362 US Highway 641), Myers Bed & Breakfast (124 East Depot Street), Tobin Tourotel Inc (225 Sturgis Road).

Court: Crittenden County - Administrative Office of the Courts- District C (Court House).

Birthplace of: Lee Cruce - 2nd governor of Oklahoma, Ollie Murray James - Politician, Rip Wheeler - Baseball player, Shelby Hearon - Novelist, Walter Walker (politician) - Politician.

Crittenden 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:

MARION WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3,039, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2006)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2006)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-22-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-24-2006)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2005)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
135 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
115 people in nursing homes in 2000
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • The Peoples Bank: Marion Commons Branch at 326 South Main Street, branch established on 1974/11/01; at 116 South Main, branch established on 1946/10/01. Info updated 2008/04/16: Bank assets: $35.6 mil, Deposits: $30.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples-Marion Bancorp, Inc.
  • Farmers Bank and Trust Company: Farmers Bank And Trust Company at 201 South Main Street, branch established on 1899/12/01; South Main Drive-Up Branch at 203 South Main Street, branch established on 1998/07/01. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $143.3 mil, Deposits: $110.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancorp, Inc. Of Marion, Kentucky
  • Fifth Third Bank: Marion Ky Branch at 312 North Main Street, branch established on 1958/06/09. 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

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, KY
  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Marion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, KY (based on Crittenden County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,19328
Mainline Protestant5987
Catholic2381
Other-1
None3,286-
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: 2
Here:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.5%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Crittenden County:

10.5%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marion:

45.0%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

35.2%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.9%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.4%
Kentucky:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.7
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

49.8%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Marion:

72.0%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,396$36,7920$0
Water Supply 5$13,540$32,4961$405
Police - Other 5$12,081$28,9940$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,033$40,1320$0
Sewerage 3$9,696$38,7840$0
Financial Administration 2$8,828$52,9680$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,573$30,87619$8,076
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,030
Firefighters 0$0 1$252
Totals for Government 25$75,148$36,07122$9,763

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $195,000 ($68.64)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($1.41)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $471,000 ($165.79)
    Water Utilities: $441,000 ($155.23)
    Sewerage: $425,000 ($149.60)
    Central Staff Services: $321,000 ($112.99)
    General - Other: $184,000 ($64.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000 ($26.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $67,000 ($23.58)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($17.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($16.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($6.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $275,000 ($96.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $375,000 ($132.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($9.86)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $981,000 ($345.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($16.90)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $435,000 ($153.12)
    Other: $82,000 ($28.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($2.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($5.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $222,000 ($78.14)
    Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($16.90)
    Rents: $43,000 ($15.14)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($1.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $595,000 ($209.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $233,000 ($82.01)
    Highways: $61,000 ($21.47)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($3.87)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $502,000 ($176.70)
    Property: $329,000 ($115.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $235,000 ($82.72)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $183,000 ($64.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $110,000 ($38.72)
    Corporation Net Income: $48,000 ($16.90)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.41)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,120,000 ($1098.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,978,000 ($1048.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $318,000 ($111.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $177,000 ($62.30)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,648,000 ($580.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000 ($27.10)
Businesses in Marion, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMJL (1500 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWLK (900 AM; 1 kW; EDDYVILLE, KY; Owner: TILENT, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMJL-FM (102.7 FM; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRZ (97.7 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: HOPKINS-WEBSTER CBC, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W266AB (101.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: PENNYRILE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
Marion fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.7mTotal length
  • $408,000Total costs
  • 17,112Total average daily traffic
  • 1,822Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,134Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Marion, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Marion)

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 28. The highest number of fires - 55 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.2%), and Structure Fires (38.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, KY
    • 19140.2%Outside Fires
    • 18138.1%Structure Fires
    • 7215.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 316.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, KY
Most common first names in Marion, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13372.9 years
William11174.0 years
Mary9379.4 years
John8079.7 years
Robert6772.8 years
Charles5068.5 years
George4776.9 years
Ruby3783.7 years
Ruth2781.9 years
Anna2774.7 years
Most common last names in Marion, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Belt5473.9 years
Brown5376.1 years
Hunt5278.6 years
Travis4973.1 years
Hughes4580.2 years
Watson3472.6 years
Walker3475.7 years
Brantley3179.0 years
Guess3180.1 years
Jones3074.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, KY
  • 50.7%Utility gas
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, KY
  • 60.9%Electricity
  • 36.1%Utility gas
  • 3.0%No fuel used


Marion compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 13 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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