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Marion is a township in Lee County, in the Dixon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Marion. For links to other places called Marion, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marion is 41.714N. The longitude is -89.462W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 268.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee 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 61042 ZIP code.
31% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 22% 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 $20,472, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $758.
Lee 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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