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Marion County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 32,614 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 35,466 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,619
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,361
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,762
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,078 (it was 3,539 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 489 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.1%), Educational, health and social services (24.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 11%
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  • Races in Marion County, SC (2017)
    • 18,28851.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,62035.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9182.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2550.7%Two or more races
    • 2220.6%Asian alone
    • 1460.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 90.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

40.4 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 15,045  (46.1%)
Females: 17,569  (53.9%)
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Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,270 ($26,526 in 1999)
This county:

$32,270
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $379 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $464)
This county:

$379
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,533 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Marion:

$82,533
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,332 - $158,851
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $918
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

Institutionalized population: 178

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 102
  • Burglaries: 229
  • Thefts: 479
  • Auto thefts: 69

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 95
  • Burglaries: 315
  • Thefts: 487
  • Auto thefts: 72
Marion County, SC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1998: 55 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2006: 58 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $172,400
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2017: 34 buildings, average cost: $134,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, SC residents
Average permit cost in Marion, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $459 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $359 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Marion, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marion, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Marion, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.5%
Marion County:

24.5%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 45.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 59.7% for other race residents, 39.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.4 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 43.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.8 years old, Black residents: 37.9 years old, American Indian residents: 28.4 years old, Asian residents: 35.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $398 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marion, Mullins, Brittons Neck, Centenary, Nichols, Sellers.

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: Apache Campground (A), Arcadian Shores Golf Links (B), Azalea Sands Golf Course (C), Bear Bluff Lodge (D), Beachwood Golf Club (E), Camp Inpaco (F), Conway Golf Course (G), Deer Track Golf Club (H), Dunes Golf Course (I), Heathland at the Legends Golf Course (J), Lake Arrowhead Campground (K), Lakewood Campground (L), Myrtle Beach Campground (M), Myrtle Beach National Golf Course (N), Myrtle Beach Racquet Club (O), Myrtle Beach Tennis Club (P), Myrtlewood Golf Course (Q), Ocean Lakes Family Campground (R), Parker Landing (S), Pirateland Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Briarcliffe Mall Shopping Center (1), Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center (2), Outlet Park at Waccamaw Shopping Center (3), Plantation Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion County include: Toddville Church (A), Sweet Home Church (B), Pleasant Union Church (C), Simpson Creek Church (D), Salem Church (E), Saint Pauls Church (F), Saint Marys Church (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Rehobeth Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thompkins Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Stevens Cemetery (3), Flag Patch Cemetery (4), Pleasant Plains Cemetery (5), Live Oak Cemetery (6), Mount Calvery Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Scrogging Lake (A), Broad Lake (B), Cox Ferry Lake (C), Tyler Ponds (D), Union Lake (E), Sessions Lake (F), Vaught Lake (G), Vol Rowll Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chinners Swamp (A), Zeeks Branch (B), Cowford Swamp (C), Crab Tree Swamp (D), Bradley Branch (E), Little Cedar Pond (F), Willow Springs Branch (G), Stanley Creek (H), Spring Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Marion County: Cox Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Midway Swash (A), White Point Swash (B), Singleton Swash (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Abbeville County , Curry County, New Mexico , Pickens County , Pontotoc County, Mississippi , Winston County, Alabama , Rockdale County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Marion, SC
County total employment by year in Marion, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Marion, SC

Current college students: 1,234
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 791 (28.8% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

2.4%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3812010 or later
  • 2152000 to 2009
  • 851990 to 1999
  • 661980 to 1989
  • 441970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,223
  • One, attached: 191
  • Two: 547
  • 3 or 4: 478
  • 5 to 9: 210
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • 20 to 49: 52
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 4,442
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 3,627 (62 second mortgage, 150 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,795

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

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-
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: 11
Marion County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Marion 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.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

14.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

35.2%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 438 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,412
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $446.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.31%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $100,637
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,845
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.62
Corn for grain: 5028 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4512 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 4934 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18304 harvested acres
Vegetables: 142 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Tornado activity:

Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 1087404.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 120 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/17/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-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 98.6 miles away from Marion County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 181.7 miles away from the county 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 88.7 miles away from the county 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 126.0 miles away from the county 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 71.7 miles away from Marion County center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Marion

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,925 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,449 (16.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 67 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 284 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (57%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Thailand (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County


  • American (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Marion County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 206 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in state prisons
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in halfway houses
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Marion County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 178 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,259.

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.24% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($18,734 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($8,316 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.79%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Richland County, SC  0.21% ($15,087)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.56% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($20,467 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($3,778 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.55%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Richland County, SC  0.32% ($20,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Marion County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Marion County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,991 (4,338 aged, 1,653 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 651 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (566)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (376)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (331)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (237)
  • Congestive heart failure (228)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (223)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (213)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (178)
  • Unspecified dementia (150)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (118)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.85
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,687
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 353
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,570

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,516
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,132
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,614
  • In family households: 27,572 (3,088 male householders, 4,789 female householders)
    4,632 spouses, 10,139 children (9,525 natural, 246 adopted, 368 stepchildren), 1,677 grandchildren, 734 brothers or sisters, 724 parents, 842 other relatives, 991 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,909 (1,832 male householders (1,592 living alone)), 2,420 female householders (2,327 living alone)), 656 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 155

Size of family households: 3,646 2-persons, 1,856 3-persons, 1,360 4-persons, 509 5-persons, 369 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,922 1-person, 295 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 23 6-persons.

2,419 married couples with children.
3,367 single-parent households (451 men, 2,916 women).

96.1% of residents of Marion speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $318,928,000 ($9,090 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $80,345,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,700,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,531,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,493,000
Federal grants: $82,415,000
Federal procurement contracts: $73,804,000 ($72,731,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,985,000 ($3,427,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,427,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,526,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,098,000

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

Births: 2,689
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,973
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +261
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,495
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Marion County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Marion County, South Carolina
  • 4962014 or later
  • 3172010 to 2013
  • 9902000 to 2009
  • 2,8011990 to 1999
  • 3,2361980 to 1989
  • 3,1801970 to 1979
  • 1,7891960 to 1969
  • 1,3231950 to 1959
  • 6281940 to 1949
  • 4511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, South Carolina
  • 91 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 1143 rooms
  • 5424 rooms
  • 1,8395 rooms
  • 2,4706 rooms
  • 1,3737 rooms
  • 1,1618 rooms
  • 8209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
  • 2051 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 6143 rooms
  • 5834 rooms
  • 1,4735 rooms
  • 5716 rooms
  • 1767 rooms
  • 358 rooms
  • 659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, South Carolina
  • 11no bedroom
  • 911 bedroom
  • 1,0272 bedrooms
  • 5,1743 bedrooms
  • 1,7844 bedrooms
  • 2595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, South Carolina
  • 227no bedroom
  • 5861 bedroom
  • 9272 bedrooms
  • 1,8193 bedrooms
  • 1794 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 502no vehicle
  • 2,3461 vehicle
  • 3,2632 vehicles
  • 1,6303 vehicles
  • 4534 vehicles
  • 1595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 917no vehicle
  • 1,9391 vehicle
  • 6912 vehicles
  • 1423 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

90.7% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in South Carolina.

Marion County:

90.7%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 26,116
  • Other state: 5,276
  • Northeast: 1,690
  • Midwest: 364
  • South: 2,839
  • West: 372
Year householders moved into unit in Marion County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.8%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 89.6%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

7.7%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 140
Here:

8.1%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 382
Here:

31.1%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,369,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,383,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    Regular Highways: $856,000
    Air Transportation: $129,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $2,195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,457,000
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000
    Air Transportation: $123,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,748,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,993,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,655,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Regular Highways: $1,153,000
    Housing and Community Development: $979,000
    Financial Administration: $949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $728,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    General - Other: $372,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $258,000
    Air Transportation: $184,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $388,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Air Transportation: $135,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $535,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $648,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $547,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,088,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,083,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $677,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $421,000
    Rents: $121,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
    General Public Building: $48,000
    Correctional Institutions: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,503,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,167,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,780,000
    Highways: $407,000
    Public Welfare: $174,000
    Other: $121,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,411,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,467,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,662,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,369,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,383,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    Regular Highways: $856,000
    Air Transportation: $129,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $2,195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,457,000
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000
    Air Transportation: $123,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,748,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,993,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,655,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Regular Highways: $1,153,000
    Housing and Community Development: $979,000
    Financial Administration: $949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $728,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    General - Other: $372,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $258,000
    Air Transportation: $184,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $388,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Air Transportation: $135,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $535,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $648,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $547,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,088,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,083,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $677,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $421,000
    Rents: $121,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
    General Public Building: $48,000
    Correctional Institutions: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,503,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,167,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,780,000
    Highways: $407,000
    Public Welfare: $174,000
    Other: $121,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,411,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,467,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,662,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,369,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,383,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    Regular Highways: $856,000
    Air Transportation: $129,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $2,195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,457,000
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000
    Air Transportation: $123,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,748,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,993,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,655,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Regular Highways: $1,153,000
    Housing and Community Development: $979,000
    Financial Administration: $949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $728,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    General - Other: $372,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $258,000
    Air Transportation: $184,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $388,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Air Transportation: $135,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $535,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $648,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $547,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,088,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,083,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $677,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $421,000
    Rents: $121,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
    General Public Building: $48,000
    Correctional Institutions: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,503,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,167,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,780,000
    Highways: $407,000
    Public Welfare: $174,000
    Other: $121,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,411,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,467,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,662,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,369,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,383,000
    Other: $1,082,000
    Regular Highways: $856,000
    Air Transportation: $129,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $2,195,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,457,000
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000
    Air Transportation: $123,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,748,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,993,000
    Health - Other: $1,732,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,655,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,606,000
    Regular Highways: $1,153,000
    Housing and Community Development: $979,000
    Financial Administration: $949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $728,000
    General Public Buildings: $679,000
    General - Other: $372,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $258,000
    Air Transportation: $184,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $154,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $388,000
    Housing and Community Development: $166,000
    Air Transportation: $135,000
    Other: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $535,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $648,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $547,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $103,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,082,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,088,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,083,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $677,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $421,000
    Rents: $121,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $499,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Regular Highways: $181,000
    General Public Building: $48,000
    Correctional Institutions: $41,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,503,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,167,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,780,000
    Highways: $407,000
    Public Welfare: $174,000
    Other: $121,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,411,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,467,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,662,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,722
  • Number of aged recipients: 281
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,441
  • Number of recipients under 18: 244
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 920
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 558
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 787
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 670
Most common first names in Marion County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James31368.9 years
Mary26876.5 years
William24770.9 years
John23871.5 years
Robert16269.2 years
Willie15768.9 years
Annie13977.0 years
George12071.6 years
Henry10570.2 years
Joseph8969.5 years
Most common last names in Marion County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis28970.5 years
Johnson25072.8 years
Smith21373.6 years
Williams20171.1 years
Rogers18773.2 years
Lewis14573.7 years
Brown13970.7 years
Jones12275.6 years
Legette11068.9 years
Collins10972.0 years
Businesses in Marion County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike3
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut2
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS2Subway3
Comfort Inn1T-Mobile1
Decora Cabinetry2True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul4
H&R Block2UPS2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2