Marion, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 1,526 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.9%
 
Males: 686  (45.0%)
Females: 840  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39301, 39305, 39342.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,333 (it was $26,413 in 2000)
Marion:

$40,333
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,173 (it was $10,504 in 2000)

Marion town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,577 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Marion:

$96,577
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $153,174; detached houses: $185,619; mobile homes: $18,084

Median gross rent in 2017: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Marion, MS (2010)
    • 71548.3%Black alone
    • 67745.8%White alone
    • 453.0%Hispanic
    • 201.4%Asian alone
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 50.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Marion, Mississippi as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 1,580 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (9.8%), Irish (5.6%), American (5.5%), German (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.0%), African (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 2.91 square miles.

Population density: 525 people per square mile   (low).

Marion, Mississippi map

21 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,877 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $451 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (84.4 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (130.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (439.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Meridian, MS (2.2 miles ),
Nellieburg, MS (2.7 miles ),
Toomsuba, MS (2.9 miles ),
Meridian Station, MS (3.0 miles ),
Lauderdale, MS (3.2 miles ),
Collinsville, MS (3.5 miles ),
Cuba, AL (4.0 miles ),
Chunky, MS (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 32.42 N, Longitude: 88.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $46,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $47,500
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $14,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2006: 35 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $318,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $318,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, MS residents
Average permit cost in Marion, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Most common industries in Marion, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Marion, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)

Average climate in Marion, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marion, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.4. This is better than average.

City:

53.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.493
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Marion town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 tornado 7.2 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.9 miles away from Marion center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 105.6 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 44.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 101.2 miles away from Marion center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.3 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 225.5 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 Lauderdale County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF MARION (6434 A DALE DR)
  • BENCHMARK HEALTH CENTER INC (P O BOX 307)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Marion:

  • ALLIANCE HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-MERIDIAN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • THE OAKS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • MERIDIAN COMM LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-MERIDIAN, LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • MAGNA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • RILEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)

Amtrak station near Marion:

  • 5 miles: MERIDIAN (1901 FRONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Meridian Community College (about 7 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,750)
  • East Central Community College (about 28 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • University of West Alabama (about 30 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 30 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 66 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Mississippi State University (about 72 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 76 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Marion Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Marion include: Saint Peters Church (A), First Baptist Church of Marion (B), Marion United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Confederate Cemetery (1), Barker Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lauderdale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.2%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
135 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, MS
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 7.4%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Mississippi average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, MS (based on Lauderdale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,626118
Black Protestant8,49826
Mainline Protestant8,33950
Catholic1,8282
Other1,2424
None22,728-
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: 15
Lauderdale County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Lauderdale County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Lauderdale County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lauderdale County:

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

32.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marion:

53.5%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.9%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.1%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marion:

9.7%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.9
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

34.6%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

60.5%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Marion:

83.3%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, MS 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
Water Supply 2$6,200$37,2000$0
Financial Administration 2$6,561$39,3660$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,156$42,9367$6,605
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$285
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,900
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,205
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$19,917$39,83411$9,995

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $626,000 ($410.22)
    Water Utilities: $347,000 ($227.39)
    Police Protection: $201,000 ($131.72)
    Sewerage: $135,000 ($88.47)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($40.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($33.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($20.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($8.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $117,000 ($76.67)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($19.00)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($18.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $449,000 ($294.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($55.05)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $119,000 ($77.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($51.77)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $132,000 ($86.50)
    Other: $63,000 ($41.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $460,000 ($301.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $148,000 ($96.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000 ($24.25)
    Sale of Property: $22,000 ($14.42)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.97)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $387,000 ($253.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $154,000 ($100.92)
    Highways: $3,000 ($1.97)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($1.97)
  • Tax - Property: $170,000 ($111.40)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($16.38)
    Other License: $16,000 ($10.48)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000 ($1566.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,331,000 ($1527.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($38.66)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $660,000 ($432.50)

5.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

0.71% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,626 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.71%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clarke County, MS  0.36% ($51,211 average AGI)
from Kemper County, MS  0.24% ($29,778)
from Newton County, MS  0.21% ($37,053)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

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 Clarke County, MS  0.41% ($39,573 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.25% ($32,239)
to Kemper County, MS  0.22% ($28,153)

Businesses in Marion, MS

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)
  • WFFX (1450 AM; 1 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W221AL (92.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
  • W204BT (88.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMDN (Channel 24; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: WMDN, INC.)
  • WTOK-TV (Channel 11; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Marion fatal accident list:

Dec 31, 2013 08:20 PM, Us-45 North, Lat: 32.431069, Lon: -88.640347, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 13, 1987 09:45 PM, 381502, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 1984 05:08 PM, 3899999999, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 4, 1983 10:15 AM, 381896, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 1982 00:30 AM, 381898, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 7, 1978 08:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 1, 1978 04:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 75.4mTotal length
  • $4,050,000Total costs
  • 68,752Total average daily traffic
  • 9,395Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,566Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marion, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 151970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Marion)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 32.483944 Lon: -88.558361, Call Sign: WQMA424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2010, Expiration Date: 06/10/2020, Certifier: Mark Rauch, Registrant: Comsouth, Inc., 1712 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307, Phone: (601) 485-8376, Fax: (601) 485-3406, Email:
  • Lat: 32.423944 Lon: -88.649083, Call Sign: WQVM273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.185 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2015, Expiration Date: 03/25/2025, Certifier: Andrew Bateman, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB5CGC, Licensee ID: L01209238, Grant Date: 11/29/2016, Expiration Date: 01/30/2027, Certifier: Richard S Mc Innis, Registrant: Richard S Mc Innis, Marion, MS 39342-0046

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BLANKS EUGENE H III VANS RV4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 125EB , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 08/01/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Eugene H Iii Blanks, Po Box 49, Marion, MS 39342
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 125Y , Serial Number: 27-2366, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Talon Aviation Inc, Po Box 488, Marion, MS 39342
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 598CD , Serial Number: 1653, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 03/06/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Paradox Aviation LLC, 7326 Savannah Dr, Marion, MS 39342
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6071B , Serial Number: 0566, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 04/30/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Bryan L Ross, 7334 Savannah Dr, Marion, MS 39342
  • Aircraft: WILTROUT KENNETH L KR-2S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6399U , Serial Number: 514, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel G Spanovich, 6374 Koosa Dr, Marion, MS 39342

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 11. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 22 took place in 2006, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.0%), and Outside Fires (38.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, MS
    • 7339.0%Structure Fires
    • 7138.0%Outside Fires
    • 3217.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 115.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, MS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, MS
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 22.5%Utility gas
  • 12.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, MS
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 12.1%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used


Marion compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Marion on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 (39301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (39301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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