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Marion County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 25,805 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 25,595 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,939
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,986
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,506
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,210 (it was 1,830 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 542 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.7%), Construction (31.3%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Marion County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (32.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Mississippi median age:  37.2 years
Males: 12,472  (48.3%)
Females: 13,333  (51.7%)

Marion County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,849 ($24,555 in 1999)

This county:

$31,849
Mississippi:

$41,754

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $257, upper quartile is $498)
This county:

$397
State:

$560


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,327 (it was $52,800 in 2000)
Marion:

$82,327
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,309 - $163,383
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $914
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 672

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 173
  • Thefts: 178
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $812 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $658 (0.9%)

Marion County household income distribution in 2009 Marion County home values distribution Marion County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.5%
Marion County:

25.5%
Mississippi:

20.8%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.4% for Black residents, 2.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.1% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.3 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 34.8 years old, American Indian residents: 29.7 years old, Asian residents: 10.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.1 years old, Other race residents: 44.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.

Cities in this county include: Columbia, Foxworth.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marion County: US Highway 98 Roadside Park (A), Fairly Bridge Landing (B), Fairley Bridge Landing (C), Moodys Landing (D), Pauls Stumps (E), Leaf River Boat Ramp (F), Old Augusta (G), Bogue Homo Creek Boat Ramp (H), Water Valley Sewage Lagoon (I), Ray Green Farm (J), Sweetwater (K), Davis KD Range (L), Erambert Seed Orchard (M), Paret Lot Work Center (N), Coopers Poultry Farm (O), Biloxi Regional Sewer Treatment Plant West (P), Cypress Creek Landing (Q), Old Augusta Boat Ramp (R), Arlington Volunteer Fire Department (S), Hintonville Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion County include: New Zion Church (A), Newhope Church (B), Prospect Church (C), Providence Church (D), Seminary Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Arlington Baptist Church (G), Bethlehem Missionary Church (H), Buck Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thomas Cemetery (1), Sylvester Cemetery (2), Sweetwater Cemetery (3), Stevens Cemetery (4), Isaiah Hinton Cemetery (5), Courtney Cemetery (6), James Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blue Lake (A), American Legion Lake (B), Eddy Lake (C), Izola Lake (D), Perry Lake (E), Palmetto Lake (F), Grantham Lake (G), Breland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Branch (A), Miles Branch (B), Water Prong (C), Mossy Creek (D), Sandy Run (E), Chattis Branch (F), Chatman Branch (G), Carter Branch (H), Buzzard Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion County include: Cypress Creek Landing Recreation Site (1), Janice Landing Recreation Site (2), Leaf River State Wildlife Management Area (3), Moodys Landing Recreation Area (4), Fairley Bridge Landing Recreation Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Escambia County, Florida , Greene County , Lee County, Georgia , Mitchell County, Georgia , Llano County, Texas , Wayne County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 726
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 200 (38.0% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 29
  • 2000 to 2009: 104
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 21
  • Before 1970: 85
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.8%

Marion County marital status for males Marion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,534
  • One, attached: 37
  • Two: 74
  • 3 or 4: 176
  • 5 to 9: 56
  • 10 to 19: 114
  • 20 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 2,943
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 2,771 (50 second mortgage, 149 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,532

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

50.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,84049
Mainline Protestant2,41224
Black Protestant1,1368
Other4432
Catholic2261
None8,031-
Marion County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Marion County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Marion County:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

13.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

33.8%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 170 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $63,774
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $67.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $47,707
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.27%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,967
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.67%
Corn for grain: 290 harvested acres
Vegetables: 152 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 77 acres

Tornado activity:

Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 3018312.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 27 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/26/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from Marion County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 395.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 212.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from Marion County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 09, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4268: March 25, 2016, FEMA Id: 4268, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: December 23, 2014 to December 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4205: January 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4205, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2013 to February 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4101: February 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4101, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1794: September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 06, 2003 to April 25, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1459: April 24, 2003, FEMA Id: 1459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (47%)
  • Cambodia (16%)
  • Belize (15%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Other South America (5%)
  • England (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County (%):

  • American (33%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,857 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 882 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 297 (3.1%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 69 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 320 (3.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Marion County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 266 people in nursing homes
  • 262 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 249 people in state prisons
  • 132 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Marion County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 397 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,491.

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($-14,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.94% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($-24,499 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($10,154 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.58%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lamar County, MS  0.60% ($-305,667 average AGI)
from Walthall County, MS  0.41% ($28,029)
from Forrest County, MS  0.33% ($24,143)
from Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.22% ($27,316)
from Hinds County, MS  0.17% ($17,571)
from Jones County, MS  0.15% ($25,077)
from Pike County, MS  0.14% ($33,833)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.67% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($19,676 average AGI)
1.71% relocated to other states ($7,452 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.71%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lamar County, MS  0.95% ($38,148 average AGI)
to Forrest County, MS  0.64% ($18,909)
to Walthall County, MS  0.39% ($25,970)
to Harrison County, MS  0.25% ($23,333)
to Jefferson Davis County, MS  0.19% ($31,500)
to Pike County, MS  0.14% ($18,167)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.13% ($22,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,052 (3,671 aged, 1,381 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,025 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Marion County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (325)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (317)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (300)
  • Congestive heart failure (266)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (199)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (191)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (188)
  • Heart disease, unspecified (154)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (138)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (128)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,871
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 311
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 84,560

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,649
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,221
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,805
  • In family households: 21,978 (3,198 male householders, 3,572 female householders)
    4,730 spouses, 7,658 children (6,855 natural, 299 adopted, 504 stepchildren), 1,131 grandchildren, 214 brothers or sisters, 259 parents, 617 other relatives, 573 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,101 (1,476 male householders (1,243 living alone)), 1,332 female householders (1,286 living alone)), 311 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 717

Size of family households: 3,179 2-persons, 1,359 3-persons, 1,215 4-persons, 647 5-persons, 215 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,525 1-person, 245 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

3,319 married couples with children.
1,696 single-parent households (449 men, 1,247 women).

98.6% of residents of Marion speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $180,595,000 ($7,099 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,833,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,133,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,587,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $647,000
Federal grants: $49,707,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,543,000 ($10,024,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,978,000 ($2,896,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $803,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,204,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,358,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,961
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,762
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -545
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.92 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 132
  • 2010 to 2013: 386
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,469
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,265
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,777
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,221
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,416
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,236
  • 1940 to 1949: 565
  • 1939 or earlier: 487
Note: State values scaled to Marion population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 893
  • 5 rooms: 1,617
  • 6 rooms: 1,695
  • 7 rooms: 1,298
  • 8 rooms: 707
  • 9+ rooms: 768
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 330
  • 4 rooms: 405
  • 5 rooms: 698
  • 6 rooms: 492
  • 7 rooms: 133
  • 8 rooms: 183
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,178
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,541
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,146
  • 5+ bedrooms: 211
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 251
  • 2 bedrooms: 598
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,177
  • 4 bedrooms: 237
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no vehicle: 362
  • 1 vehicle: 2,044
  • 2 vehicles: 2,638
  • 3 vehicles: 1,350
  • 4 vehicles: 566
  • 5+ vehicles: 294
  • no vehicle: 357
  • 1 vehicle: 1,007
  • 2 vehicles: 658
  • 3 vehicles: 188
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

88% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Mississippi.

Marion County:

87.8%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20,424
  • Other state: 5,127
  • Northeast: 377
  • Midwest: 565
  • South: 3,769
  • West: 407

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.7%)
  • Utility gas (15.4%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Electricity (68.2%)
  • Utility gas (15.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 642
Here:

24.5%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

13.3%
Mississippi:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $180,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $13,881,000
    Police Protection: $3,128,000
    Regular Highways: $2,071,000
    Fire Protection: $1,090,000
    Financial Administration: $817,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $817,000
    Central Staff Services: $731,000
    Solid Waste Management: $587,000
    Corrections - Other: $521,000
    General Public Buildings: $451,000
    Health Services - Other: $418,000
    Parks & Recreation: $256,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $63,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $623,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $569,000
    Higher Education: $485,000
    Health: $101,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $70,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,727,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,779,000
    All Other: $2,514,000
    Solid Waste Management: $516,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $781,000
    Interest Earnings: $380,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,277,000
    Highways: $1,067,000
    All Other: $29,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,890,000
    NEC: $556,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,139,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,363,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $264,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $512,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,503,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $346,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,443
  • Number of aged recipients: 147
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,296
  • Number of recipients under 18: 217
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 861
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 365
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 580
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 591
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Marion County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15571.4 years
James15470.0 years
Mary14376.9 years
Robert12170.9 years
William10173.1 years
Willie8574.6 years
Charles7171.3 years
George6673.5 years
Thomas5570.0 years
Annie5281.1 years
Most common last names in Marion County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10072.7 years
Fortenberry8576.2 years
Smith8472.0 years
Pittman7273.7 years
Jefferson6875.0 years
Brown6272.9 years
Barnes6074.6 years
Broom5975.4 years
Stringer5876.2 years
Watts5677.3 years
Businesses in Marion County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway3
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1