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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,609
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marion demographic reports
Marion is on the Holston River.
Site of 1864 Civil War battle
Birthplace of Mountain Dew soft drink
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Sherwood Anderson, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Hungry Mother Festival - July 20-22, 2007
  • Downtown Days Festival - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marion web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Hungry Mother State Park, Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Smyth County Museum
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 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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marion was $16,372, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
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Marion festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Marion include Marion Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $612.


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Libraries

Libraries in Marion include Smyth-Bland Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marion include Smyth County News & Messenger

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Politics

Smyth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Marion workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Marion include Econo Lodge Marion.

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