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Marion County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2022: 55,635 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 56,598 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,683
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,787
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,667
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,316 (it was 5,985 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%

Land area: 310 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 180 people per square mile   (high).

March 2022 cost of living index in Marion County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.4%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Marion County, WV (2022)
    • 50,62891.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9463.5%Two or more races
    • 1,5952.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8211.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3950.7%Some other race alone
    • 2110.4%Asian alone
    • 660.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Males: 27,670  (49.7%)
Females: 27,965  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2022: $59,009 ($28,626 in 1999)
This county:

$59,009
West Virginia:

$54,329

Median contract rent in 2022 for apartments: $647 (lower quartile is $468, upper quartile is $838)
This county:

$647
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $157,015 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Marion:

$157,015
West Virginia:

$155,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,498 - $237,226

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $209,631
Here:

$209,631
State:

$206,655

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,439
Here:

$182,439
State:

$205,683

In 2-unit structures: $119,249
Here:

$119,249
State:

$127,101

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,203
Here:

$230,203
State:

$136,692

Mobile homes: $70,526
Here:

$70,526
State:

$63,963

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,115
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Institutionalized population: 348

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 132
  • Auto thefts: 14

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 88
  • Auto thefts: 33
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 10 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 2021: 10 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2020: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2019: 43 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $67,700
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $68,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Marion, WV residents
Average permit cost in Marion, WV

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,061 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $790 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Marion, WV in 2022
Distribution of house value in Marion, WV in 2022
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Marion, WV in 2022
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.9%
Marion County:

15.9%
West Virginia:

17.9%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.5% for other race residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2022: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.7 years old, Black residents: 31.2 years old, American Indian residents: 16.3 years old, Asian residents: 49.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.2 years old, Other race residents: 9.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fairmont, Middletown district, Pleasant Valley, Mannington, Barrackville, Monongah, Rivesville, Grant Town, Idamay, Whitehall.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Colorado , Franklin County, Indiana , Tehama County, California , Loudoun County, Virginia , Menard County, Illinois , Ottawa County, Kansas .

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
West Virginia:

4.0%

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

Current college students: 3,891
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 488 (69.6% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

0.9%
Whole state:

1.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 572010 or later
  • 2142000 to 2009
  • 891990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 831970 to 1979
  • 212Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute):  minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,385
  • One, attached: 427
  • Two: 792
  • 3 or 4: 844
  • 5 to 9: 989
  • 10 to 19: 238
  • 20 to 49: 181
  • 50 or more: 424
  • Mobile homes: 1,975

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 9,072 (781 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 674 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 201

Here:

4.3% with mortgage
State:

97.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,34473
Evangelical Protestant7,64955
Catholic5,8197
Other8733
Black Protestant7682
Orthodox251
None30,940-
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: 10
Marion County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Marion County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

10.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

31.1%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 108 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,633
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $74.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $4,797
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $17,741
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.26%
Corn for grain: 9 harvested acres
Vegetables: 28 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from Marion County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 153.9 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 220.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 214.8 miles away from Marion County center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.3 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:

  • West Virginia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4517-WV: April 3, 2020, FEMA Id: 4517, Natural disaster type: Other
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017, FEMA Id: 4331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 05, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4059: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 03, 2008 to June 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1769: June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1500: November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1474: June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Marion

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,983 (75.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,561 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 96 (0.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 304 (1.5%)
  • Walked: 672 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,397 (12.1%)
Class of Workers in 2022
Most common industries in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2022


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2022


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Japan (12%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County


  • English (20%)
  • German (16%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Italian (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Marion County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 789 people in college/university student housing
  • 292 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Marion County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 504 people in nursing homes
  • 392 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 155 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 112 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $59,220.

5.57% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($46,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
West Virginia average:

5.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.70% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($28,887 average AGI)
1.87% relocated from other states ($17,355 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.87%
West Virginia average:

3.02%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Monongalia County, WV  1.27% ($41,839 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.96% ($42,299)
from Taylor County, WV  0.35% ($56,558)
from Preston County, WV  0.20% ($43,744)
from Wetzel County, WV  0.10% ($38,636)


5.32% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($46,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
West Virginia average:

5.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.23% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($27,008 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($19,655 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.09%
West Virginia average:

2.93%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Harrison County, WV  0.93% ($43,922 average AGI)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.87% ($44,874)
to Taylor County, WV  0.35% ($50,844)
to Preston County, WV  0.11% ($43,200)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.11% ($48,250)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.11% ($43,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2020: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Marion County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.0%
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: 11,745 (9,465 aged, 2,280 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,218 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Marion County, West Virginia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,596)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,018)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (896)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (643)
  • Unspecified dementia (577)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (472)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (387)
  • Congestive heart failure (347)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (257)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (245)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,879
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 296
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,159

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,051
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,258

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 124.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.8
  • Other - 35.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,635
  • Male householders: 11,868 (3,132 living alone), Female householders: 11,860 (3,730 living alone)
  • 11,074 spouses (10,933 opposite-sex spouses), 1,499 unmarried partners, (1,424 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,804 children (12,305 natural, 578 adopted, 916 stepchildren), 1,120 grandchildren, 526 brothers or sisters, 338 parents, 34 foster children, 717 other relatives, 1,519 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,343

Size of family households: 7,238 2-persons, 4,264 3-persons, 2,192 4-persons, 1,012 5-persons, 332 6-persons, 190 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,865 1-person, 1,607 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

6,671 married couples with children.
3,098 single-parent households (1,176 men, 1,922 women).

97.9% of residents of Marion speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $595,885,000 ($10,555 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $43,506,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $187,701,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $94,731,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $941,000
Federal grants: $98,138,000
Federal procurement contracts: $165,876,000 ($33,005,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $48,498,000 ($4,462,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,005,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,694,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,907,000

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

Births: 3,239
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,112
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +89
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +763
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.22 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Marion County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Marion County, West Virginia
  • 312020 or later
  • 1,9102010 to 2019
  • 2,1512000 to 2009
  • 2,4241990 to 1999
  • 1,9571980 to 1989
  • 2,9291970 to 1979
  • 2,1671960 to 1969
  • 2,7361950 to 1959
  • 2,8421940 to 1949
  • 6,6681939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, West Virginia
  • 1031 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 2193 rooms
  • 1,4314 rooms
  • 3,5565 rooms
  • 4,0376 rooms
  • 3,3957 rooms
  • 2,3188 rooms
  • 2,7759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
  • 551 room
  • 2362 rooms
  • 1,0843 rooms
  • 1,4184 rooms
  • 1,3125 rooms
  • 8436 rooms
  • 5397 rooms
  • 1758 rooms
  • 1489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Marion County, West Virginia
  • 106no bedroom
  • 4421 bedroom
  • 4,1552 bedrooms
  • 9,5613 bedrooms
  • 2,9954 bedrooms
  • 6375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
  • 62no bedroom
  • 1,3641 bedroom
  • 2,5392 bedrooms
  • 1,2443 bedrooms
  • 4804 bedrooms
  • 1115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, West Virginia 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
  • 870no vehicle
  • 5,5081 vehicle
  • 7,7692 vehicles
  • 2,7223 vehicles
  • 8224 vehicles
  • 2875+ 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
  • 998no vehicle
  • 2,8291 vehicle
  • 1,5842 vehicles
  • 3113 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

89.5% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in West Virginia.

Marion County:

89.5%
State average:

89.6%

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

  • This state: 42,618
  • Other state: 11,950
  • Northeast: 3,244
  • Midwest: 2,960
  • South: 4,778
  • West: 880
Year householders moved into unit in Marion County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.3%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 41.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 606
Here:

12.0%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 141
Here:

6.3%
West Virginia:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 118
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

17.3%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,868,000
    Other: $2,752,000
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,848,000
    General - Other: $1,229,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,512,000
    Police Protection: $6,034,000
    Financial Administration: $3,759,000
    Financial Administration: $3,691,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,483,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,420,000
    Libraries: $2,817,000
    Libraries: $2,411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,204,000
    General - Other: $1,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,834,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,800,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,799,000
    General - Other: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,610,000
    Health - Other: $1,065,000
    Transit Utilities: $797,000
    Health - Other: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,509,000
    Other: $480,000
    General Local Government Support: $191,000
    General Local Government Support: $161,000
    Public Welfare: $105,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,454,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,235,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $105,669,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,103,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,537,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,456,000
    General Revenue - Other: $918,000
    General Revenue - Other: $862,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $396,000
    Interest Earnings: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $559,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,337,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,159,000
    Cash and Securities: $84,537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,052,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,865,000
    Other: $638,000
    Health and Hospitals: $500,000
    Health and Hospitals: $445,000
    Other: $222,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,635,000
    Property: $14,097,000
    Other: $1,373,000
    Other: $441,000
    Other Selective Sales: $431,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
    Other License: $141,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $58,000
    Other License: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,538,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,868,000
    Other: $2,752,000
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,848,000
    General - Other: $1,229,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,512,000
    Police Protection: $6,034,000
    Financial Administration: $3,759,000
    Financial Administration: $3,691,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,483,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,420,000
    Libraries: $2,817,000
    Libraries: $2,411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,204,000
    General - Other: $1,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,834,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,800,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,799,000
    General - Other: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,610,000
    Health - Other: $1,065,000
    Transit Utilities: $797,000
    Health - Other: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,509,000
    Other: $480,000
    General Local Government Support: $191,000
    General Local Government Support: $161,000
    Public Welfare: $105,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,454,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,235,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $105,669,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,103,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,537,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,456,000
    General Revenue - Other: $918,000
    General Revenue - Other: $862,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $396,000
    Interest Earnings: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $559,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,337,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,159,000
    Cash and Securities: $84,537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,052,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,865,000
    Other: $638,000
    Health and Hospitals: $500,000
    Health and Hospitals: $445,000
    Other: $222,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,635,000
    Property: $14,097,000
    Other: $1,373,000
    Other: $441,000
    Other Selective Sales: $431,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
    Other License: $141,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $58,000
    Other License: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,538,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,868,000
    Other: $2,752,000
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,848,000
    General - Other: $1,229,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,512,000
    Police Protection: $6,034,000
    Financial Administration: $3,759,000
    Financial Administration: $3,691,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,483,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,420,000
    Libraries: $2,817,000
    Libraries: $2,411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,204,000
    General - Other: $1,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,834,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,800,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,799,000
    General - Other: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,610,000
    Health - Other: $1,065,000
    Transit Utilities: $797,000
    Health - Other: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,509,000
    Other: $480,000
    General Local Government Support: $191,000
    General Local Government Support: $161,000
    Public Welfare: $105,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,454,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,235,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $105,669,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,103,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,537,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,456,000
    General Revenue - Other: $918,000
    General Revenue - Other: $862,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $396,000
    Interest Earnings: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $559,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,337,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,159,000
    Cash and Securities: $84,537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,052,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,865,000
    Other: $638,000
    Health and Hospitals: $500,000
    Health and Hospitals: $445,000
    Other: $222,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,635,000
    Property: $14,097,000
    Other: $1,373,000
    Other: $441,000
    Other Selective Sales: $431,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
    Other License: $141,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $58,000
    Other License: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,538,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $2,868,000
    Other: $2,752,000
    Parks and Recreation: $280,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $2,848,000
    General - Other: $1,229,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,512,000
    Police Protection: $6,034,000
    Financial Administration: $3,759,000
    Financial Administration: $3,691,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,483,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,420,000
    Libraries: $2,817,000
    Libraries: $2,411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,204,000
    General - Other: $1,837,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,834,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,800,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,799,000
    General - Other: $1,653,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,610,000
    Health - Other: $1,065,000
    Transit Utilities: $797,000
    Health - Other: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $91,000
    General Public Buildings: $89,000
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,509,000
    Other: $480,000
    General Local Government Support: $191,000
    General Local Government Support: $161,000
    Public Welfare: $105,000
    Public Welfare: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,454,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,381,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,235,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $105,669,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $95,103,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,537,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,566,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,456,000
    General Revenue - Other: $918,000
    General Revenue - Other: $862,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $715,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $396,000
    Interest Earnings: $125,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $559,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Health - Other: $70,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,337,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,336,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,159,000
    Cash and Securities: $84,537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,052,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,865,000
    Other: $638,000
    Health and Hospitals: $500,000
    Health and Hospitals: $445,000
    Other: $222,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,635,000
    Property: $14,097,000
    Other: $1,373,000
    Other: $441,000
    Other Selective Sales: $431,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
    Other License: $141,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $58,000
    Other License: $5,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,538,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,985
  • Number of aged recipients: 81
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,904
  • Number of recipients under 18: 309
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,438
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 238
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 580
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 902
Most common first names in Marion County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary78080.3 years
John67074.5 years
James60073.8 years
William59773.7 years
Charles43273.3 years
Robert36870.1 years
George28474.9 years
Joseph24573.1 years
Helen24378.8 years
Frank23076.5 years
Most common last names in Marion County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore21475.6 years
Smith21275.3 years
Wilson19977.5 years
Tennant18776.3 years
Martin17674.4 years
Jones17575.4 years
Toothman17078.0 years
Davis15176.7 years
Satterfield13777.3 years
Miller12274.5 years
Businesses in Marion County, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kincaid1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's4
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Clarion1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway8
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx6Taco Bell1
Ford2Travelodge1
GNC2True Value2
Goodwill2U-Haul2
H&R Block4U.S. Cellular3
Hardee's1UPS10
Holiday Inn2Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
KFC1

Marion County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"