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Marion is a city in Grant County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Marion. For links to other places called Marion, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Marion is 40.558N. The longitude is -85.659W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,609.


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Median household income
Local
$30,440
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 Mississinewa River
Boomed with the discovery of oil and gas in the 1880s
The Battle of the Mississinewa, which occurred near here in December 1812, is re-enacted annually
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 186. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Dean, actor
Performing arts: Marion Philharmonic Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Mississinewa Battlefield
Colleges and universities: Indiana Wesleyan University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 71

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18% 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 $16,378, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $626.


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Libraries in Marion include Marion Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marion include Chronicle-Tribune

TV stations in Marion include WNDY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBSW.

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

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

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marion between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Marion:
  �Allen County township
  �Boone County township
  �Decatur County township
  �Dubois County township
  �Hendricks County township
  �Jasper County township
  �Jennings County township
  �Lawrence County township
  �Owen County township
  �Pike County township
  �Putnam County township
  �Shelby County township

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