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Marion County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 56,803 (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: 183 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (48.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 27,733  (48.8%)
Females: 29,070  (51.2%)

Marion County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,881 ($28,626 in 1999)

This county:

$41881
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $480 (lower quartile is $333, upper quartile is $591)
This county:

$480
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,866 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Marion:

$95,866
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,423 - $157,998
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $312

Institutionalized population: 348

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 54
  • Thefts: 120
  • Auto thefts: 26

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 157
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $782 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $642 (0.8%)

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: 15.6%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Marion County:

15.9%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 33 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

2012 air pollution in Marion County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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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 September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,891
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 544 (62% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 123
  • 1990 to 1994: 28
  • 1985 to 1989: 42
  • 1980 to 1984: 56
  • 1975 to 1979: 54
  • 1970 to 1974: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 36
  • 1965 to 1969: 176

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,685
  • One, attached: 285
  • Two: 1,115
  • 3 or 4: 1,033
  • 5 to 9: 713
  • 10 to 19: 263
  • 20 or more: 522
  • Mobile homes: 3,032
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 6,472 (493 second mortgage, 725 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,326

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

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 near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 138.1 miles away from Marion 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 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from Marion County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1903): April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2003 to July 15, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1474): June 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1474, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1378): June 3, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West VirginiaWest Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to February 22, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1319): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1319, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1229): July 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • West VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • West VirginiaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3109): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 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: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

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

  • Germany (17%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • India (7%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Japan (4%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,367 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,272 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 82 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 811 (3%)
  • Other means: 242 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 524 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,148.

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.01% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($18,523 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($14,941 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.80%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monongalia County, WV  0.82% ($34,006 average AGI)
from Harrison County, WV  0.78% ($27,673)
from Taylor County, WV  0.21% ($23,089)
from Preston County, WV  0.15% ($31,781)
from Upshur County, WV  0.10% ($22,545)
from Wood County, WV  0.09% ($31,053)
from Kanawha County, WV  0.08% ($41,444)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.90% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($21,022 average AGI)
1.88% relocated to other states ($12,789 average AGI)
Marion County:

1.88%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monongalia County, WV  1.06% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Harrison County, WV  0.69% ($42,345)
to Taylor County, WV  0.27% ($30,175)
to Lewis County, WV  0.12% ($25,400)
to Kanawha County, WV  0.10% ($29,455)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.09% ($33,800)
to Preston County, WV  0.07% ($34,143)

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 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

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 live births in Marion County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
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: 11,745 (9,465 aged, 2,280 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,218 (10%)

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, West Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1157)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (807)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (675)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (542)
  • Unspecified dementia (453)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (323)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (309)
  • Congestive heart failure (269)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (231)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (203)

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: 11878.91
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 295.820
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44158.86

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1051.160
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1258.210

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.85

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: 55,078
  • In family households: 44,754 (10,886 male householders, 4,385 female householders)
    11,535 spouses, 14,064 children (12,911 natural, 318 adopted, 835 stepchildren), 1,283 grandchildren, 383 brothers or sisters, 360 parents, 396 other relatives, 1,190 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,324 (3,947 male householders (3,063 living alone)), 4,568 female householders (3,898 living alone)), 1,809 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,340 (348 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,391 2-persons, 3,743 3-persons, 2,660 4-persons, 1,005 5-persons, 321 6-persons, 151 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,961 1-person, 1,364 2-persons, 135 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

8,012 married couples with children.
2,606 single-parent households (586 men, 2,020 women).

97.3% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $595,885,000 ($10555 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:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 467
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,259
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,576
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,035
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,699
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,947
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,390
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,867
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,123
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 57
  • 3 rooms: 212
  • 4 rooms: 2,200
  • 5 rooms: 4,622
  • 6 rooms: 4,407
  • 7 rooms: 2,838
  • 8 rooms: 1,946
  • 9+ rooms: 1,370
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 216
  • 3 rooms: 1,017
  • 4 rooms: 1,819
  • 5 rooms: 1,413
  • 6 rooms: 810
  • 7 rooms: 361
  • 8 rooms: 189
  • 9+ rooms: 116
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 516
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,005
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,241
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,427
  • 5+ bedrooms: 458
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 1,381
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,693
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,477
  • 4 bedrooms: 298
  • 5+ bedrooms: 75
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,361
  • 1 vehicle: 5,665
  • 2 vehicles: 7,313
  • 3 vehicles: 2,575
  • 4 vehicles: 530
  • 5+ vehicles: 223
  • no vehicle: 1,089
  • 1 vehicle: 3,045
  • 2 vehicles: 1,516
  • 3 vehicles: 284
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

66% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in West Virginia.

Marion County:

65.7%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 46417
  • Northeast: 3141
  • Midwest: 2585
  • South: 2987
  • West: 737

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,200


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
  • Utility gas (79.8%)
  • Electricity (11.4%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (73.0%)
  • Electricity (22.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 279
Here:

5.1%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

2.1%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 254
Here:

7.4%
West Virginia:

15.4%

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 2004:

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,216,000
    Police Protection: $2,006,000
    General - Other: $2,000,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,270,000
    Financial Administration: $912,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $757,000
    General Public Buildings: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,197,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $168,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $23,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,846,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $654,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $182,000
    General Support: $154,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,197,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $49,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $962,000
    Health & Hospitals: $533,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,957,000
    Public Utilities: $656,000
    NEC: $250,000
    Other Selective Sales: $42,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $14,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $331,389,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $307,377,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,012,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,014,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $307,377,000

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
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Marion County, 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+)"