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Marion is a city in Marion County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Francis Marion, military leader known as the "Swamp Fox."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Marion. For links to other places called Marion, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marion is 38.348N. The longitude is -97.016W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,058.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion 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 66861 ZIP code.
35% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $16,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.
Libraries in Marion include Marion City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marion include Marion County Record
Marion 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 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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