Marion, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 6,472 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 2,882  (44.5%)
Females: 3,590  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29571, 29574.

Marion Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,888 (it was $24,265 in 2000)
Marion:

$32,888
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,871 (it was $16,551 in 2000)

Marion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,404 (it was $57,400 in 2000)
Marion:

$121,404
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $121,155; detached houses: $120,917

Median gross rent in 2017: $524.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.3%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Marion, SC (2010)
    • 4,78468.9%Black alone
    • 1,90827.5%White alone
    • 871.3%Hispanic
    • 731.1%Asian alone
    • 741.1%Two or more races
    • 100.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Marion, South Carolina as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 1,155 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Marion by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(43.2)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.7)
2
(28.7)
2
(29.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
4
(59.9)
2
(30.0)
9
(140.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(56.1)
4
(56.3)
1
(14.4)
1
(14.7)
4
(59.0)
3
(45.1)
3
(42.7)
6
(86.2)
8
(117.4)
2
(29.5)
5
(74.5)
6
(89.9)
5
(74.9)
4
(62.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(112.3)
22
(309.6)
33
(474.9)
19
(280.2)
25
(369.0)
25
(376.0)
24
(341.9)
28
(402.3)
22
(322.9)
36
(531.4)
19
(283.2)
8
(119.9)
22
(329.5)
14
(218.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
53
(744.0)
110
(1,548)
86
(1,238)
73
(1,076)
95
(1,402)
80
(1,203)
65
(925.9)
70
(1,006)
59
(866.0)
53
(782.4)
55
(819.7)
43
(644.3)
18
(269.6)
71
(1,107)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
130
(1,825)
96
(1,351)
116
(1,669)
148
(2,182)
166
(2,450)
148
(2,226)
237
(3,376)
252
(3,621)
168
(2,466)
163
(2,406)
137
(2,042)
157
(2,352)
145
(2,172)
115
(1,792)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
393
(5,517)
358
(5,038)
369
(5,310)
398
(5,868)
406
(5,993)
416
(6,257)
414
(5,897)
363
(5,216)
401
(5,886)
500
(7,381)
446
(6,647)
411
(6,158)
422
(6,320)
378
(5,892)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(322.9)
17
(239.2)
30
(431.7)
39
(575.1)
34
(501.8)
21
(315.8)
23
(327.6)
19
(273.0)
26
(381.6)
21
(310.0)
20
(298.1)
30
(449.5)
37
(554.1)
31
(483.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(70.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
5
(73.8)
6
(90.2)
6
(85.5)
3
(43.1)
1
(14.7)
4
(59.0)
2
(29.8)
5
(74.9)
2
(30.0)
1
(15.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)629.7762.7851.6774.1889.7820.9905.8932.2861.3828.0770.9803.6721.71017.0

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City-data.com crime index in Marion, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (3.7%), Irish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), French (1.3%), African (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 4.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,496 people per square mile   (low).

Marion, South Carolina map

95 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $888 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $606 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (67.1 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (108.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (465.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Mullins, SC (2.9 miles ),
Sellers, SC (2.9 miles ),
Centenary, SC (3.2 miles ),
Latta, SC (3.3 miles ),
Nichols, SC (3.8 miles ),
Pamplico, SC (4.0 miles ),
Dillon, SC (4.1 miles ),
Aynor, SC (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 79.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +804 (+11.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 576 (29.5%)

Area code: 843

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $410,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $97,500
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $320,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $320,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, SC residents
Average permit cost in Marion, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Marion, SC
Historical housing units in Marion, SC
Most common industries in Marion, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Food (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Food (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Marion, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Marion, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marion, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00100. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00100
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Marion city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Marion center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 178.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from Marion center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • ENGLISH PARK MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 1305 N MAIN ST)
  • JENKINS NURSING CENTER (401 MURRAY STREET BOX 917)
  • MARION NURSING CENTER, INC. (2770 SOUTH HIGHWAY 501)
  • FMC MARION (109 MERRITT CT)

Airports located in Marion:

Amtrak station near Marion:

  • 17 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Francis Marion University (about 15 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 25 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 35 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 37 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Robeson Community College (about 38 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Richmond Community College (about 54 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)

Public high schools in Marion:

  • MARION HIGH (Students: 815, Location: 1205 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • CREEK BRIDGE HIGH (Students: 356, Location: 6641 SOUTH HIGHWAY 41, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

See full list of schools located in Marion

Library in Marion:

  • MARION COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $773,946; Location: 101 EAST COURT STREET; 87,696 books; 2,026 audio materials; 1,033 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 206 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marion: Marion Towne Center (A), South Main Street Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Marion Fire Department (C), Marion Police Chief - Community Substation (D), Marion Police Department (E), South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (F), Marion City Hall (G), Marion County Courthouse (H), Marion County Library (I), Marion County Jail (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Pee Dee Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Marion include: The New Greater Deliverance Church for all People (A), Refuge Pentecostal Church (B), Mount Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church (D), Faith Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ (E), Door of Hope Christian Church (F), Bethel United Methodist Church (G), Bethlehem Baptist Church (H), The Greater Highway Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion include: Harmon Park (1), Marion Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Montgomerys Grove Bed & Breakfast (408 Harlee Street), Deluxe Inn (515 South Main Street), Comfort Inn (2693 East Highway 76), Midway Motel (4603 West Highway 76).

Courts: Marion County - Associate Supreme Court Justice (Court House), Marion County - Clerk Of Court (Gasque Building), Florence County - Circuit Court- Judge James E Brogdon Jr (200 South Main), Marion County - Court Room (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Raymond Felton - NBA player (Charlotte Bobcats, born: Jun 26, 1984), Kent M. Williams - Politician, Louis Cooper - Football player, William Haselden Ellerbe - Politician.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

MARCO RURAL WATER CO (3320001) (Population served: 14,864, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2005)

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

  • GSWSA - MARION CITY OF (3310001) (Address: ATTN: DARRELL BEST , Population served: 8,082, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:

  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
8 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • Anderson Brothers Bank: Marion Main Street Branch at 728 North Main St., branch established on 2005/04/01; Marion Branch at 2500 East Hwy 76, branch established on 1998/11/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $428.5 mil, Deposits: $394.3 mil, headquarters in Mullins, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Anderson Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Marion Branch at 214 North Main Street, branch established on 1974/12/12. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Marion Branch at 507 North Main Street, branch established on 1966/11/01. 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
  • Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank: at 106 East Court Street, branch established on 1935/12/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $41.4 mil, Deposits: $32.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Marion Branch at 307 North Main Street, branch established on 1911/09/22. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, SC
  • Never married: 43.0%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, SC (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,16038
Black Protestant5,34423
Mainline Protestant2,32516
Other2,1662
Catholic1501
None14,917-
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
This county:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

14.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.2%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marion:

48.5%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.4%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marion:

13.9%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

37.4%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

53.5%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Marion:

80.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, SC 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
Police Protection - Officers 23$68,525$35,7520$0
Solid Waste Management 12$18,070$18,0700$0
Firefighters 8$20,179$30,26929$2,319
Parks and Recreation 6$11,493$22,9861$306
Other Government Administration 5$14,788$35,4917$3,375
Financial Administration 3$8,344$33,3760$0
Other and Unallocable 3$6,537$26,1480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,591$31,0921$1,583
Police - Other 1$2,215$26,5806$3,131
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 62$152,742$29,56344$10,714

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($16.84)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,408,000 ($217.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,084,000 ($167.49)
    General Public Buildings: $911,000 ($140.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $463,000 ($71.54)
    Regular Highways: $433,000 ($66.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000 ($61.50)
    Central Staff Services: $159,000 ($24.57)
    Financial Administration: $115,000 ($17.77)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($13.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $72,000 ($11.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($4.02)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $115,000 ($17.77)
    Other - Police Protection: $33,000 ($5.10)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($3.86)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.62)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($0.46)
    Other - Libraries: $1,000 ($0.15)
    Other - Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $226,000 ($34.92)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,162,000 ($334.05)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $951,000 ($146.94)
    Other: $104,000 ($16.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($5.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($3.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $125,000 ($19.31)
    Other: $45,000 ($6.95)
    General Local Government Support: $41,000 ($6.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $396,000 ($61.19)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($6.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($2.47)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($2.32)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $191,000 ($29.51)
    Highways: $109,000 ($16.84)
  • Tax - Property: $1,503,000 ($232.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,276,000 ($197.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $902,000 ($139.37)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,629,000 ($869.75)

5.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Horry County, SC  0.94% ($30,115 average AGI)
from Dillon County, SC  0.67% ($28,757)
from Florence County, SC  0.65% ($23,250)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($24,245 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

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 Horry County, SC  1.05% ($29,991 average AGI)
to Florence County, SC  0.80% ($31,348)
to Dillon County, SC  0.61% ($22,176)
Businesses in Marion, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WDSC (800 AM; 1 kW; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSTS (100.9 FM; FAIRMONT, NC; Owner: PRO-MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
Marion fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 315ft / 96.4mTotal length
  • $2,384,000Total costs
  • 160,391Total average daily traffic
  • 10,208Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Marion, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Marion, SC)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 65. The highest number of fires - 187 took place in 2014, and the least - 5 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.8%), and Outside Fires (40.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, SC
    • 41942.8%Structure Fires
    • 39240.0%Outside Fires
    • 16016.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 80.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, SC
Most common first names in Marion, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14077.5 years
James12967.9 years
William11571.6 years
John10970.5 years
Robert8472.4 years
Annie6977.7 years
Willie6370.5 years
George5470.9 years
Joseph5269.6 years
Henry5070.9 years
Most common last names in Marion, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis18570.8 years
Johnson12773.5 years
Williams11470.7 years
Smith8676.8 years
Rogers7274.2 years
Legette6569.9 years
Brown6569.8 years
Foxworth6475.3 years
Richardson5877.3 years
Jones4676.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, SC
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 30.0%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, SC
  • 95.3%Electricity
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Marion compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.

Marion on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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