Marion, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 953.
Males: 518  (54.4%)
Females: 435  (45.6%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 17235.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $57,960
Marion:

$57,960
PA:

$55,702

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,507

Marion CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $175,200
Marion:

$175,200
PA:

$170,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $212,838; Detached houses: $224,113; Townhouses or other attached units: $198,095; In 2-unit structures: $343,770; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,860; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $252,718; Mobile homes: $72,403

Median gross rent in 2015: $949.

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  • Races in Marion, PA (2010)

    Marion races chart
    • 85789.9%White alone
    • 707.3%Hispanic
    • 141.5%Black alone
    • 90.9%Two or more races
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.2%), American (13.1%), English (8.1%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 637 feet

Marion,PA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%

For population 15 years and over in Marion CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 66.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

217 residents are foreign born (22.9% Latin America).

This place:

22.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,343 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,410 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (33.2 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (68.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (135.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Greencastle borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Chambersburg borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Guilford, PA (2.6 miles ), Mont Alto borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Fayetteville, PA (2.8 miles ), Waynesboro borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Scotland, PA (3.1 miles ), Reid, MD (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 39.86 N, Longitude: 77.70 W

Area code: 717

Marion household income distribution Marion home values distribution

Crime rates in Marion (2005):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (217.4 per 100,000)
  • 7 thefts (760.9 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 45.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 312.9)

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (41%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (49%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (57%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Marion place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 26.1 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Marion center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.4 miles away from Marion center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 331.7 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 Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Marion:

  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-CHAMBERSBURG (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • FALLING SPRING NURSING AND REH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHAMBERSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • PENN HALL AT MENNO-HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • QUINCY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • MENNO-HAVEN, INC. (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Hagerstown Community College (about 16 miles; Hagerstown, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,220)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 22 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Gettysburg College (about 25 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Shepherd University (about 30 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Frederick Community College (about 32 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Dickinson College (about 36 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)

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

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 87.6. This is about average.

City:

87.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.139
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.29
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 45.3%
(28.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Chambersburg: Marion Branch at Colorado Street, branch established on 1959/02/24. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $986.3 mil, Deposits: $789.0 mil, headquarters in Chambersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Franklin Financial Services Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion CDP (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,930139
Mainline Protestant19,14781
Catholic10,2596
Other1,5646
Black Protestant8835
Orthodox1201
None97,715-
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: 24
Franklin County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Franklin County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

11.5%

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($880 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, MD  0.56% ($40,017 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,210)
from Adams County, PA  0.21% ($37,348)


3.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,585 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.46% ($33,129)
to Adams County, PA  0.16% ($31,260)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHGT (1380 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 51,506Total average daily traffic
  • 12,104Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5480 Molly Pitcher Highway (Lat: 39.862222 Lon: -77.704722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WPGU887
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.4200 MHz, 46.1600 MHz, 46.1000 MHz, 46.3600 MHz, 46.0800 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 08/30/2025Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC3DGQ, Licensee ID: L01882385, Grant Date: 07/23/2014, Expiration Date: 07/23/2024, Certifier: Ronald D Pine, Registrant: Ronald D Pine, Marion, PA 17235

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Marion

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, PA

Marion compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Marion on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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