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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant 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 46953 ZIP code.
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.
13% 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 $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $626.
Libraries in Marion include Marion Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marion include Chronicle-Tribune
TV stations in Marion include WNDY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBSW.
Grant 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.
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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