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Marion is a city in Perry County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion

The latitude of Marion is 32.632N. The longitude is -87.319W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 374 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,514.


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Median household income
Local
$24,330
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marion demographic reports
Marion is near the Cahaba River
Former and merged names include:
· Muckle's Ridge
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 12.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Coretta Scott King, author, widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nearby parks & recreation: Perry Lakes Park
Historic sites and museums: Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Judson College, Marion Military Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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3% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marion ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marion was $11,934, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $712.


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Libraries in Marion include Marion-Perry County Library ... View libraries

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Perry County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion political report.

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The average commute time for Marion workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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