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Marion is a town in Smyth County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion.
The latitude of Marion is 36.834N. The longitude is -81.515W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,172 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,208.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Smyth 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 24354 ZIP code.
16% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $16,372, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Marion include Marion Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $612.
Libraries in Marion include Smyth-Bland Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marion include Smyth County News & Messenger
Smyth 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Marion include Econo Lodge Marion.
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