Marion, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 7,930 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +60.4%
Males: 3,833  (48.3%)
Females: 4,097  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28752, 28761.

Marion Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,283 (it was $24,753 in 2000)
Marion:

$24,283
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,601 (it was $16,569 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,282 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Marion:

$84,282
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $555.

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  • Races in Marion, NC (2013)

    Marion races chart
    • 5,92873.0%White alone
    • 1,34616.6%Hispanic
    • 5957.3%Black alone
    • 1842.3%Two or more races
    • 340.4%American Indian alone
    • 310.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Marion: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.1%), German (10.1%), Irish (9.4%), English (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1395 feet

Land area: 3.40 square miles.

Population density: 2,330 people per square mile   (low).

Marion,NC real estate house value index trend

Marion, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

613 residents are foreign born (7.1% Latin America).

This city:

7.6%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Marion, North Carolina as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Marion to the number of sex offenders is 1,991 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $663 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $718 (1.0%)

Marion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (31.7 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (74.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (478.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Marion, NC (1.4 miles ), Old Fort, NC (3.2 miles ), Glen Alpine, NC (3.6 miles ), Spruce Pine, NC (4.0 miles ), Montreat, NC (4.1 miles ), Salem, NC (4.2 miles ), Morganton, NC (4.3 miles ), Black Mountain, NC (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.68 N, Longitude: 82.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,735 (+58.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 914 (37.5%)

Area code: 828

Marion household income distribution Marion home values distribution

Crime rates in Marion by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 110000100
per 100,000 19.919.60.00.00.00.019.60.00.0
Rapes 141210011
per 100,000 19.978.320.240.619.60.00.019.314.3
Robberies 471310599810
per 100,000 79.6137.0262.7202.897.8177.5176.1154.8142.6
Assaults 183220312429232325
per 100,000 358.1626.3404.1628.7469.4572.0449.9445.0356.4
Burglaries 67111108114154136160131136
per 100,000 1,332.82,172.62,182.32,311.93,011.92,682.43,129.92,534.81,938.7
Thefts 180218270300289263269300285
per 100,000 3,580.74,267.05,455.66,084.05,652.35,187.45,262.15,805.04,062.7
Auto thefts 181510251622262417
per 100,000 358.1293.6202.1507.0312.9433.9508.6464.4242.3
Arson 030134584
per 100,000 0.058.70.020.358.778.997.8154.857.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.3) 393.3580.4531.8628.0567.5564.5616.1564.6418.5

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Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 25 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Marion: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Marion, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Marion city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from Marion center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 102.0 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 220.9 miles away from Marion center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDowell County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Birthplace of: Ron Jacobs (basketball) - Basketball coache, Roy Williams (coach) - Basketball player and coach, Pres Mull - Soilder, Barbara Loden - Film actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • HOSPICE OF MCDOWELL CO, INC (575 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • LAURELWOOD GROUP HOME (109 LONON AVENUE)
  • THE MCDOWELL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 430 RANKIN DRIVE P O BOX 730)
  • MCDOWELL COUNTY DIALYSIS (100 SPAULDING ROAD # 2)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF MARION (PO BOX 339)

Airports and heliports located in Marion:

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College/University in Marion:

  • McDowell Technical Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,079; Location: 54 College Drive; Public; Website: www.mcdowelltech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 19 miles; Morganton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 25 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 32 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 32 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 36 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 41 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Public high school in Marion:

  • McDowell High (Location: 600 McDowell High School Drive; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Marion:

  • MARION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 117; Location: 551 BURMA RD W; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NEW MANNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 225 E COURT ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

See full list of schools located in Marion

Library in Marion:

  • MCDOWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $766,871; Location: 90 WEST COURT STREET; 106,758 books; 2,088 e-books; 5,029 audio materials; 5,994 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 204 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Marion: Lady Marian Plaza (A), McDowell County Courthouse (B), Grandfather Ranger District Office (C), Marion City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion include: Central Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Historic Carson House (Museums; Hwy 70 W), Linville Caverns Inc (Recreation Areas; 19929 US221 North), Linaken Inc (165 Stockton Drive).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (178 US70 West), Comfort Inn Marion (178 Highway 70 West), Days Inn (4248 US221 South), Hampton Inn Marion (3560 US 221 South), Budget Inn (1814 North Main Street), Econo Lodge (2035 US221 North).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 65.7. This is about average.

City:

65.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 45.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

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

LAKE JAMES LANDING #2 (Population served: 660, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIVERSIDE FOOD MART (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PROVIDENCE UMC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
LAKE JAMES LANDING (Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NEALSVILLE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
ROCKY PASS FWB CHRUCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LUCKY STRIKE MINERS DINER (Population served: 137, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • MARION TRAVEL PLAZA (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOGI BEAR`S JELLYSTONE PRK REC AREA (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOGI BEAR`S JELLYSTONE PARK (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HORIZON FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST COURT NO 2 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAITH MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRIPLE C CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAIRVIEW FWB CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOUNTAIN STREAM RV PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 41.3%
(33.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 70.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for other race residents, 99.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:

  • 785 people in state prisons
  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Marion in 2000:

  • 99 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 50 people in nursing homes
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Marion, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Marion compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Marion Drive Thru at 5 South Logan Street, branch established on 1989/07/28; Marion Branch at 14 South Main Street, branch established on 1989/07/28. 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
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Marion Branch at 1570 North Main Street, branch established on 1969/11/10. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Marion Main Branch at 145 North Main Street, branch established on 1961/10/23. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B.: Marion Branch at 162 North Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $785.8 mil, Deposits: $625.3 mil, headquarters in Asheville, NC, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Marion Main Branch at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 1964/02/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Mountain 1st Bank & Trust Company: Marion Branch at 174 Highway 70 West, branch established on 2006/05/10. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $700.0 mil, Deposits: $672.7 mil, headquarters in Hendersonville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Financial Services Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 4248 Hwy 221 S, Marion, NC 28752 , Phone: (828) 659-2567, Fax: (828) 652-4334
  • Econo Lodge, Rt 1 Box 68a, Marion, NC 28752 , Phone: (828) 659-7940
  • Comfort Inn, 178 Hwy 70 W, Marion, NC 28752 , Phone: (828) 652-4888, Fax: (828) 652-3787
  • Hampton Inn Marion, NC, 3560 US 221 S, Marion, NC 28752 , Phone: (828) 652-5100, Fax: (828) 659-8203
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
North Carolina average:

12.4

Marion travel time to work - commute Marion mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Marion city (based on McDowell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,65478
Mainline Protestant2,40623
Catholic4601
Other4262
Black Protestant4203
None25,823-
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: 11
McDowell County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
McDowell County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
McDowell County:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
McDowell County:

32.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 5$17,251$41,4020$0
Other Government Administration 6$23,380$46,7606$6,179
Police Protection - Officers 25$74,010$35,5253$2,701
Police - Other 1$2,163$25,9561$813
Firefighters 4$10,702$32,1060$0
Fire - Other 2$7,182$43,0920$0
Streets and Highways 9$22,707$30,2760$0
Solid Waste Management 7$16,182$27,7410$0
Sewerage 9$28,310$37,7470$0
Water Supply 14$37,213$31,8971$702
Other and Unallocable 12$26,641$26,6415$4,351
Totals for Government 94$265,741$33,92416$14,746

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($2.40)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,351,000 ($170.37)
    Liquor Stores: $1,065,000 ($134.30)
    Police Protection: $943,000 ($118.92)
    Regular Highways: $850,000 ($107.19)
    Water Utilities: $579,000 ($73.01)
    Central Staff Services: $407,000 ($51.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($41.24)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($41.24)
    Fire Protection: $241,000 ($30.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($6.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $18,000 ($2.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($5.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $7,000 ($0.88)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $10,000 ($1.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($14.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($12.11)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($10.34)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($8.70)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($2.27)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($1.39)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,403,000 ($176.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($5.30)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,404,000 ($177.05)
    All Other: $165,000 ($20.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($10.72)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($1.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $759,000 ($95.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $163,000 ($20.55)
    Interest Earnings: $108,000 ($13.62)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.52)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,236,000 ($155.86)
    Water Utilities: $602,000 ($75.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $391,000 ($49.31)
    Highways: $176,000 ($22.19)
    All Other: $24,000 ($3.03)
  • Tax - Property: $1,513,000 ($190.79)
    NEC: $75,000 ($9.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($1.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.63)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $702,000 ($88.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $704,000 ($88.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $704,000 ($88.78)
    Water Utilities: $702,000 ($88.52)

Marion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,441,000 ($560.03)

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  0.83% ($31,008 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.58% ($27,517)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.13% ($26,300)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buncombe County, NC  0.72% ($29,296 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.52% ($29,872)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.17% ($39,077)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • W43AU (Channel 43; MARION, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08BJ (Channel 8; MARION, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W06AI (Channel 6; MARION, NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W10AP (Channel 10; MARION, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W28AO (Channel 28; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Marion fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 46m151ftTotal length
  • 97,830Total average daily traffic
  • 10,864Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Marion, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 103 (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, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Marion)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 166
  • Hazardous Condition: 180
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Marion

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, NC
Businesses in Marion, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Subway3
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul4
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1UPS4
KFC2Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1
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