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Marion is a city in McDowell County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Francis Marion, Revolutionary War hero

The latitude of Marion is 35.683N. The longitude is -82.009W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,404 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,854.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,753
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marion demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dan Kanipe, the only survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Glory Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • NC Gold Festival - April 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marion web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake James State Park
Historic sites and museums: Carson House
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDowell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28752 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,569, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Marion include Depot Historic District, Main Street Historic District (Marion) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.


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Libraries in Marion include McDowell County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marion include McDowell News

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McDowell County supported George W. Bush 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Marion include Days Inn, Super 8.

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