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McDowell County

Population in 2012: 7,964 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +61.1%
Males: 4,167  (52.3%)
Females: 3,797  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
North Carolina median age:  41.9 years

Zip codes: 28752, 28761.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $25,306 (it was $24,753 in 2000)
Marion:

$25,306
North Carolina:

$43,916
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,412

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $84,248 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Marion:

$84,248
North Carolina:

$153,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,563; Detached houses: $103,096; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,537; In 2-unit structures: $86,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,553; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,488; Mobile homes: $36,506

Median gross rent in 2011: $524.

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  • White alone - 5,806 (72.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,334 (16.7%)
  • Black alone - 685 (8.6%)
  • Two or more races - 63 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 47 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 38 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marion: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (17.7%), English (9.7%), German (9.5%), Irish (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%), Scottish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1395 feet

Land area: 3.40 square miles.

Population density: 2340 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 71.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

745 residents are foreign born (9.0% Latin America).

This city:  9.3%
North Carolina:  7.1%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Marion, North Carolina as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Marion to the number of sex offenders is 93 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $635 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $568 (0.8%)

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 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: +4,593 (+57.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,445 (47.0%)

Area code: 828

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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 1332.82172.62182.32311.93011.92682.43129.92534.81938.7
Thefts 180218270300289263269300285
per 100,000 3580.74267.05455.66084.05652.35187.45262.15805.04062.7
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 rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 306.3) 393.5580.6532.0628.2567.8564.8616.3564.9418.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Marion, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 3% 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from Marion center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.5 miles away from Marion center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 14.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 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.


Hospital/medical center in Marion:

  • THE MCDOWELL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 430 RANKIN DRIVE P O BOX 730)

Political contributions by individuals in Marion, NC

Airports and heliports located in Marion:


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Local government website: www.marionnc.org

College/University in Marion:

  • McDowell Technical Community College (Full-time enrollment: 747; Location: 54 College Drive; Public; Website: www.mcdowelltech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 32 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 33 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 36 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Appalachian State University (about 42 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 48 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)

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:

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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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.3. This is about average.
City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.50. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.50
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

24.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.66. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.66
U.S.:

9.39

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

LAKE JAMES LANDING (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
PROVIDENCE UMC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2000), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2003)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HIDDEN VALLEY FAMILY CMPGRND (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
MAPLE LEAF SPORTS COMPLEX (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
HIDDEN VALLEY FAMILY REC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
BLUE RIDGE MHP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-2004 and DEC-07-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2004)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-2004 and FEB-14-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2005 and NOV-07-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from OCT-21-2005 to OCT-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-22-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2005)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
NEALSVILLE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-09-1999), St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LUCKY STRIKE MINERS DINER (Population served: 137, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-18-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-13-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 8 other older monitoring violations

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

  • MOUNTAIN STREAM RV PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.4%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 57.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for American Indian residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 98.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Marion, NC

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 compared to North Carolina state average:

Marion, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Marion travel time to work - commute


Marion mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Marion (based on McDowell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.92%
Here47.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents62.7%12.5%6.9%3.4%2.3%
Congregations38.3%16.8%10.3%5.6%4.7%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.5%1.3%5.8%
Congregations4.7%1.9%0.9%1.9%15.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$15,195$36,4681$71
Other Government Administration 7$22,069$37,8336$6,310
Police Protection - Officers 23$63,945$33,3633$1,413
Police - Other 5$11,311$27,1462$841
Firefighters 5$14,249$34,1980$0
Streets and Highways 18$41,643$27,7620$0
Solid Waste Management 6$12,799$25,5980$0
Sewerage 9$23,674$31,5650$0
Water Supply 14$33,918$29,0731$819
Totals for Government 92$238,803$31,14813$9,454

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($2.39)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,351,000 ($169.64)
    Liquor Stores: $1,065,000 ($133.73)
    Police Protection: $943,000 ($118.41)
    Regular Highways: $850,000 ($106.73)
    Water Utilities: $579,000 ($72.70)
    Central Staff Services: $407,000 ($51.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($41.06)
    General - Other: $327,000 ($41.06)
    Fire Protection: $241,000 ($30.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($6.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $18,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($5.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $7,000 ($0.88)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $10,000 ($1.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $114,000 ($14.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,000 ($12.05)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($10.30)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($8.66)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($2.26)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($1.38)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,403,000 ($176.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($5.27)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,404,000 ($176.29)
    All Other: $165,000 ($20.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($10.67)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($1.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $759,000 ($95.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $163,000 ($20.47)
    Interest Earnings: $108,000 ($13.56)
    Rents: $20,000 ($2.51)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,236,000 ($155.20)
    Water Utilities: $602,000 ($75.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $391,000 ($49.10)
    Highways: $176,000 ($22.10)
    All Other: $24,000 ($3.01)
  • Tax - Property: $1,513,000 ($189.98)
    NEC: $75,000 ($9.42)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $8,000 ($1.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $702,000 ($88.15)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $704,000 ($88.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $704,000 ($88.40)
    Water Utilities: $702,000 ($88.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,441,000 ($557.63)

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Buncombe County, NC  0.94% ($30,613 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.53% ($26,154)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.20% ($27,448)


4.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Buncombe County, NC  0.71% ($35,279 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.71% ($31,806)
to Mitchell County, NC  0.18% ($25,731)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Marion, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 65
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 102
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 110
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 16

See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total average daily traffic: 65,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,685

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&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
KFC2U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Marion, NC

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