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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.
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.
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.
15% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Marion include Depot Historic District, Main Street Historic District (Marion) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.
Libraries in Marion include McDowell County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marion include McDowell News
McDowell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion political report.
The average commute time for Marion workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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