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Marion County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 28,407 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 27,776 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,810
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,943
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,890
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,650 (it was 2,147 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 498 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (21.3%), Retail trade (19.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Information (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 13,954  (49.1%)
Females: 14,453  (50.9%)

Marion County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,137 ($31,419 in 1999)

This county:

$44137
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $445 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $609)
This county:

$445
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $119,840 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Marion:

$119,840
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,865 - $190,676

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $167,186
Here:

$167,186
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $205,714
Here:

$205,714
State:

$166,652

Mobile homes: $81,043
Here:

$81,043
State:

$62,485
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $986
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 200

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 58
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 162
  • Auto thefts: 57

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 106
  • Thefts: 174
  • Auto thefts: 79
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 127 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2008: 98 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2012: 57 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2014: 74 buildings, average cost: $187,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $595 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $762 (0.6%)

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 2013: 14.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 58.7% for other race residents, 24.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
Marion County:

13.9%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.2% for other race residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 67 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Pittsburg, Jasper, Whitwell, Whiteside, Kimball, Powells Crossroads, Monteagle, New Hope, Orme.

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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Neighboring counties: De Baca County, New Mexico , Beaufort County, North Carolina , Greer County, Oklahoma , Hardeman County , Childress County, Texas , Santa Barbara County, California , Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 763
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 139 (32% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1985 to 1989: 25
  • 1980 to 1984: 7
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,229
  • One, attached: 136
  • Two: 266
  • 3 or 4: 215
  • 5 to 9: 124
  • 10 to 19: 82
  • 20 or more: 79
  • Mobile homes: 2,979
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 30

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 3,207 (212 second mortgage, 198 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,690

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,84055
Mainline Protestant1,80315
Other2292
Catholic2002
Black Protestant301
None18,135-
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: 5
Marion County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Marion County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

12.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

30.9%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,509
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $100.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.94%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,537
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,964
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.57
Corn for grain: 2117 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 791 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4824 harvested acres
Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from Marion County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 263.2 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 149.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 234.3 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 198.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1456): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeChattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 3, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TennesseeCagle Mountain Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 13, 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TennesseeWinter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • TennesseeHeavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 3, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1022): April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • TennesseeSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3095): March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • TennesseeFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-889): January 4, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-889, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 15, 1990 to February 20, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-858): February 27, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (26%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Honduras (11%)
  • Poland (10%)
  • Pakistan (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Vietnam (6%)

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

  • United States or American (40%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,641 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,721 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 85 (1%)
  • Other means: 66 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 251 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 150 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 133 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,684.

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.81% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,222 average AGI)
2.09% relocated from other states ($15,139 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.09%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.34% ($30,600 average AGI)
from Jackson County, AL  0.31% ($38,433)
from Grundy County, TN  0.24% ($30,478)
from Sequatchie County, TN  0.18% ($23,588)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.12% ($39,750)
from Davidson County, TN  0.12% ($30,917)
from Shelby County, TN  0.11% ($78,000)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.60% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($16,482 average AGI)
2.24% relocated to other states ($12,307 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.24%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.23% ($33,546 average AGI)
to Jackson County, AL  0.43% ($28,024)
to Sequatchie County, TN  0.38% ($27,270)
to Grundy County, TN  0.24% ($19,870)
to Catoosa County, GA  0.18% ($22,824)
to Walker County, GA  0.14% ($24,786)
to Franklin County, TN  0.11% ($24,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
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

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: 5,361 (3,959 aged, 1,402 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 549 (8%)

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, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (417)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (395)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (388)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (278)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (201)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (182)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (111)
  • Unspecified dementia (106)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (85)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (81)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8275.190
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 245.830
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68081.41

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1138.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1181.680
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.05

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.21

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,987
  • In family households: 24,034 (5,684 male householders, 2,346 female householders)
    6,054 spouses, 7,446 children (6,755 natural, 196 adopted, 495 stepchildren), 1,016 grandchildren, 181 brothers or sisters, 221 parents, 331 other relatives, 580 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,953 (1,601 male householders (1,306 living alone)), 1,772 female householders (1,600 living alone)), 580 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 250 (200 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,756 2-persons, 1,938 3-persons, 1,442 4-persons, 587 5-persons, 207 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,906 1-person, 402 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,360 married couples with children.
1,346 single-parent households (351 men, 995 women).

97.9% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 35% speak English not well, 29% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $179,381,000 ($6485 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,034,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,988,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,425,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $613,000
Federal grants: $51,459,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,181,000 ($281,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,715,000 ($586,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $647,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,704,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,003,000

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

Births: 1,841
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,613
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +43
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -243
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.52 millions of gallons per day (22% from ground, 78% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 266
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,839
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,494
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,050
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,782
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,217
  • 1950 to 1959: 760
  • 1940 to 1949: 581
  • 1939 or earlier: 944
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 254
  • 4 rooms: 1,396
  • 5 rooms: 2,782
  • 6 rooms: 2,025
  • 7 rooms: 1,232
  • 8 rooms: 589
  • 9+ rooms: 557
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 97
  • 3 rooms: 237
  • 4 rooms: 707
  • 5 rooms: 571
  • 6 rooms: 335
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 257
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,675
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,723
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,055
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 307
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,036
  • 3 bedrooms: 650
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 544
  • 1 vehicle: 2,161
  • 2 vehicles: 3,512
  • 3 vehicles: 1,890
  • 4 vehicles: 633
  • 5+ vehicles: 150
  • no vehicle: 347
  • 1 vehicle: 882
  • 2 vehicles: 688
  • 3 vehicles: 190
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

65% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Tennessee.

Marion County:

64.9%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 20769
  • Northeast: 440
  • Midwest: 1317
  • South: 4707
  • West: 297

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.7%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Electricity (56.7%)
  • Utility gas (22.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.6%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 172
Here:

5.4%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

4.0%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

10.1%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $520,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $402,000
    Health - Other: $65,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,853,000
    Regular Highways: $1,842,000
    General - Other: $1,630,000
    Police Protection: $1,606,000
    Correctional Institutions: $738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $656,000
    Central Staff Services: $553,000
    Solid Waste Management: $511,000
    General Public Buildings: $457,000
    Health - Other: $384,000
    Financial Administration: $354,000
    Local Fire Protection: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $126,000
    Libraries: $121,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,188,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,070,000
    Health - Other: $87,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,103,000
    General - Other: $619,000
    Regular Highways: $589,000
    Police Protection: $141,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,824,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,672,000
    All Other: $1,770,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $782,000
    Air Transportation: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $179,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
    Education: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $972,000
    Interest Earnings: $452,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $244,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $95,000
    Rents: $36,000
    Sale of Property: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,573,000
    Highways: $2,047,000
    All Other: $1,357,000
    General Local Government Support: $699,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,207,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,262,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $174,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $170,000
    Other License: $82,000
    Other Selective Sales: $28,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,122,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,587,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,836,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,301,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,100,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,873,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,062,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,017
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 927
  • Number of recipients under 18: 97
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 666
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 254
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 434
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 451
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Marion County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James30769.8 years
William29673.1 years
John26072.1 years
Mary21977.6 years
Charles14069.0 years
Robert12270.0 years
George11273.8 years
Thomas7671.3 years
Willie7077.6 years
Paul6267.7 years
Most common last names in Marion County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16275.6 years
Layne14873.0 years
Kilgore11971.9 years
Thomas9271.6 years
Brown8275.9 years
Griffith7375.9 years
Morrison6971.9 years
Turner6874.9 years
Pickett6175.1 years
Jones6070.3 years
Businesses in Marion County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Best Western1McDonald's2
CVS2Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn1Subway4
FedEx3Super 82
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's3Waffle House2
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1