For population 25 years and over in Marion:
For population 15 years and over in Marion town:
76 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $548 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (58.9 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (108.0 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (408.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Adwolf, VA (2.3 miles ), Atkins, VA (2.5 miles ), Sugar Grove, VA (2.7 miles ), Chilhowie, VA (3.1 miles ), Troutdale, VA (3.2 miles ), Saltville, VA (3.7 miles ), Rural Retreat, VA (3.7 miles ), Glade Spring, VA (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 36.84 N, Longitude: 81.52 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,109 (+51.8%)
Area code: 276
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -509 (-7.4%).
Work and jobs in Marion: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Marion, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Marion-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Marion town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Marion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.6 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 33.6 miles away from Marion center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.6 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 7.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Smyth County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Ernest M. Eller - Navy admiral, James F. Hackler - Soilder, Charles William Carrico, Sr. - Virginia Politician, Justin Hughes - College football player (James Madison Dukes).
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Local government website: www.marionva.org/800x600.htm
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See full list of schools located in Marion, School District: SMYTH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.4. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.50. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.66. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion and their reported violations in the past:BLAND CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 700, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.6%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents, 47.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Marion (based on Smyth County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.65%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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Marion government finances in 2006(per resident):
4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,855 average adjusted gross income)
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:
3.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,020 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Marion fatal accident list:
Aug 3, 1990 11:32 AM, I81, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 22, 1989 04:21 PM, Coynerave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 9, 1985 04:08 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Oct 4, 1985 07:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1984 11:41 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 12, 1980 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 18, 1979 05:34 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (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, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Marion)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.