Marion, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 5,559 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 2,675  (48.1%)
Females: 2,884  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

46.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24354.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,493 (it was $25,609 in 2000)
Marion:

$32,493
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,508 (it was $16,372 in 2000)

Marion town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,537 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Marion:

$105,537
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $622.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.1%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.6% for Black residents, 37.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Marion, VA (2019)
    • 4,99986.8%White alone
    • 4838.4%Black alone
    • 971.7%Hispanic
    • 761.3%Two or more races
    • 520.9%Asian alone

Races in Marion detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Marion, Virginia as of May 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 127 to 1.


Crime rates in Marion by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.1)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.6)
1
(16.8)
6
(101.6)
2
(33.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(68.5)
2
(34.0)
1
(17.1)
7
(117.5)
2
(34.3)
2
(35.6)
3
(53.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(48.2)
1
(16.4)
3
(49.9)
2
(33.5)
5
(84.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(83.3)
4
(68.5)
3
(50.9)
1
(17.1)
2
(33.6)
2
(34.3)
5
(89.0)
1
(17.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(674.7)
39
(639.3)
30
(498.9)
21
(352.1)
24
(406.3)
31
(513.3)
19
(316.6)
17
(291.2)
16
(271.7)
23
(393.0)
37
(621.2)
16
(274.1)
22
(391.8)
20
(357.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(626.5)
27
(442.6)
35
(582.1)
14
(234.7)
33
(558.7)
24
(397.4)
31
(516.6)
20
(342.6)
29
(492.4)
38
(649.4)
33
(554.1)
43
(736.7)
27
(480.9)
33
(590.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(2,763)
159
(2,607)
149
(2,478)
227
(3,806)
202
(3,420)
171
(2,832)
156
(2,600)
180
(3,083)
180
(3,057)
162
(2,768)
212
(3,559)
188
(3,221)
147
(2,618)
184
(3,290)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(160.6)
6
(98.4)
6
(99.8)
7
(117.4)
6
(101.6)
3
(49.7)
7
(116.6)
7
(119.9)
5
(84.9)
7
(119.6)
16
(268.6)
16
(274.1)
9
(160.3)
7
(125.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(64.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
4
(66.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(50.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.6)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.8)
1
(17.9)
City-Data.com crime index329.5289.0309.2271.9371.9274.2237.8290.5260.3263.2431.0294.8284.8302.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Marion, VA

Crime rate in Marion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (44.5%), Irish (7.3%), English (6.9%), German (6.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), European (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2178 feet

Land area: 4.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,338 people per square mile   (low).

Marion, Virginia map

82 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $834 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $767 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (58.9 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (108.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (408.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

McMullin, VA (1.9 miles ),
Adwolf, VA (2.3 miles ),
Atkins, VA (2.5 miles ),
Seven Mile Ford, VA (2.6 miles ),
Sugar Grove, VA (2.7 miles ),
Chilhowie, VA (3.1 miles ),
Troutdale, VA (3.2 miles ),
Plum Creek, VA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.84 N, Longitude: 81.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,025 (+52.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,100 (56.4%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Marion, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Marion, VA in 2019
Marion satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Virginia:

4.6%
Historical population in Marion, VA
Historical housing units in Marion, VA
Most common industries in Marion, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.1%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Marion, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)

Average climate in Marion, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Marion, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Marion-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Marion town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/25/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from Marion 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 163.3 miles away from Marion center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from Marion center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Smyth County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Marion:

  • SMYTH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 245 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Government - State, 340 BAGLEY CIRCLE)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (340 BAGLEY CIRCLE)
  • SMYTH REGIONAL HOMECARE (1152 SNIDER STREET)
  • FRANCIS MARION MANOR (100 FRANCIS MARION LANE, PO BOX 880)
  • SMYTH CNTY COMM HOSP INC (565 RADIO HILL ROAD, PO BOX 880)
  • SMYTH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSP LTC UNIT (PARK BOULEVARD BOX 880)
  • SW VA M H INST GERI TRT CTR (340 BAGLEY CIRCLE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 27 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • King University (about 40 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Appalachian State University (about 44 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • New River Community College (about 49 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Concord University (about 50 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 52 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Surry Community College (about 55 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)

Public high schools in Marion:

Public elementary/middle schools in Marion:

  • MARION MIDDLE (Students: 520, Location: 134 WILDEN ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • MARION ELEM (Students: 408, Location: 188 STAR MOUNTAIN DR, Grades: PK-5)
  • OAK POINT ELEM (Location: 138 OAK POINT DR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Marion

Library in Marion:

  • SMYTH-BLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,495,050; Location: 118 SOUTH SHEFFEY STREET; 118,491 books; 16,362 e-books; 7,233 audio materials; 10,647 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 218 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wytheville Community College serves the city of Marion and is located closer to Marion then New River Community College.
  • Wytheville Community College serves the city of Marion and is located closer to Marion then New River Community College.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marion: Smyth County Courthouse (A), Smyth-Bland Regional Library (B), Marion Community Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Grey Rocks Plaza Shopping Center (1), Marion Plaza Shopping Center (2), Parkway Shopping Center (3), Smyth Valley Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion include: Matson Chapel (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), Church of God (C), Church of God of Prophecy (D), Ebenezer Lutheran Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Round Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Staley Creek (A), Hooks Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Best Western Marion (1424 North Main Street), Budget Inn (259 Chestnut Ridge Road), Econo Lodge Marion (1424 North Main Street).

Courts: Smyth County - Clerk- Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court 28th District- J (Courthouse), Smyth County - Judge of Circuit Court OFC (121 Bagley Circle Suite 100), Smyth County - General District Court (Courthouse), Smyth County - County Clerk Of Circuit Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Ernest M. Eller - Navy admiral, James F. Hackler - Soilder, Charles William Carrico, Sr. - Virginia Politician, Justin Hughes - College football player (James Madison Dukes).

Smyth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion and their reported violations in the past:

BLAND CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Address: 110 Wright Street , Population served: 750, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Marion that have no violations reported:

  • HUTTON BRANCH (Population served: 833, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • ATKINS EXTENSION-SMYTH CO PSA (Population served: 280, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • APPALACHIAN DETENTION CENTER (Address: 110 Wright Street , Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • EAST HUNGRY MOTHER (Population served: 115, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Marion in 2010:

  • 199 people in state prisons
  • 166 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 106 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Marion in 2000:

  • 210 people in state prisons
  • 139 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 109 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 109 people in other group homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Marion (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Marion: Royal Oak Branch, Washington Avenue Branch, The Bank Of Marion. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $348.9 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Virginia Bankshares, Inc.
  • Highlands Union Bank: Marion Branch at 1425 North Main Street, branch established on 1997/12/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $620.6 mil, Deposits: $516.2 mil, headquarters in Abingdon, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.
  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: 303 South Commerce Street Branch at 303 South Commerce Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Marion Branch at 102 East Main Street, branch established on 1963/07/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, VA
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Marion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, VA (based on Smyth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,56750
Mainline Protestant4,27238
Other3592
Catholic2381
None19,772-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Smyth County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Smyth County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.6%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Marion:

47.4%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

35.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

56.5%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Marion:

76.9%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 22$52,568$28,6737$1,743
Police Protection - Officers 20$71,305$42,7830$0
Other and Unallocable 8$36,806$55,2090$0
Parks and Recreation 7$20,562$35,24916$15,416
Sewerage 6$29,577$59,1540$0
Financial Administration 6$17,777$35,5540$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$28,775$69,0601$1,058
Other Government Administration 5$43,803$105,1278$7,695
Water Supply 4$14,603$43,8090$0
Solid Waste Management 3$9,537$38,1480$0
Police - Other 2$5,833$34,9980$0
Fire - Other 1$7,564$90,76828$49,365
Welfare 1$2,225$26,7000$0
Firefighters 0$0 17$12,340
Totals for Government 90$340,934$45,45877$87,617

Marion government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,918,000 ($345.03)
    Regular Highways: $1,822,000 ($327.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,639,000 ($294.84)
    Water Utilities: $992,000 ($178.45)
    Sewerage: $673,000 ($121.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $595,000 ($107.03)
    Financial Administration: $541,000 ($97.32)
    Central Staff Services: $473,000 ($85.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($41.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $115,000 ($20.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($5.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $359,000 ($64.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,061,000 ($730.53)

Marion government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,616,000 ($290.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $562,000 ($101.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $409,000 ($73.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $176,000 ($31.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000 ($8.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($0.72)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,157,000 ($388.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,288,000 ($231.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $103,000 ($18.53)
  • Tax - Property: $709,000 ($127.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $555,000 ($99.84)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $205,000 ($36.88)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $109,000 ($19.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $90,000 ($16.19)

Marion government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,976,000 ($1614.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,976,000 ($1614.68)

3.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, VA  1.12% ($32,387 average AGI)
from Wythe County, VA  0.45% ($32,646)


4.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,501 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, VA  1.34% ($30,497 average AGI)
to Wythe County, VA  0.59% ($29,492)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.20% ($27,905)
Businesses in Marion, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMEV (1010 AM; 1 kW; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W43BO (Channel 43; MARION, ETC., VA; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)
Marion fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Marion fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 361ft / 110mTotal length
  • $13,433,000Total costs
  • 343,691Total average daily traffic
  • 45,306Total average daily truck traffic
  • 408,178Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marion, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 311960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Marion)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Marion, VA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marion)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 20072 , Serial Number: 17260984, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Air Taxi Of Southwest Virginia, P O Box 390, Marion, VA 24354
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-15 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4542H , Serial Number: 15-316, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 10/13/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Air Taxi Of Southwest Va Inc Dba, Po Box 390, Marion, VA 24354
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4813S , Serial Number: 32-1273, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 06/26/1998
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ralph Haga, 345 River Oak Dr, Marion, VA 24354, Other Owners: Bonnie Haga
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 124 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5SW , Serial Number: 32R-7887150, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 10/10/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Todd T Hannula, 644 Johnston Rd, Marion, VA 24354
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9415H , Serial Number: 17266151, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 12/13/2002
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William T Jr Dungan, 557 Apple Valley Rd, Marion, VA 24354, Other Owners: William W Dungan
  • Aircraft: GREGORY C HOOFNAGLE RV-7A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: EAGLE IVEX IO-360 (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 988GH , Serial Number: 73170, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 07/05/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory C Hoofnagle, 116 Wassona Cir, Marion, VA 24354

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 55. The highest number of fire incidents - 74 took place in 2010, and the least - 26 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Marion, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.7%), and Outside Fires (29.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Marion, VA
    • 44947.7%Structure Fires
    • 28029.8%Outside Fires
    • 14515.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 677.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Marion, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Virginia:

  • General Francis Marion Hotel, 107 E Main St, Marion, Virginia 24354 , Phone: (276) 783-4800, Fax: (276) 783-2506
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1424 N Main St, Marion, Virginia 24354 , Phone: (276) 378-0481
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Marion, Virginia
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, VA
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 30.7%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 1.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, VA
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Coal or coke


Marion compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Marion on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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