Marion Information

Marion Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Marion, NC

General Marion Information

State: North Carolina

County: McDowell County

Close cities: Marion, NC, Macclesfield, NC, Spruce Pine, NC, Union Mills, NC, Old Fort, NC, Minneapolis, NC, Nebo, NC, Little Switzerland, NC, West Marion, NC, Morganton, NC

Marion Population (census data)
Total 5,092 (+1.8% since 2000)
Male 2,306 (45.3%)
Female 2,786 (54.7%)

Population Density: 1,496 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 79.9 (US Avg is 100)

Marion Elevation: 1,395 feet above sea level

Land Area: 3.40 square miles

Median Household Income: $27,141

Zip Codes: 28752, and 28737.

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Marion Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (80.4%)
  • Black (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (7.0%)
  • Other race (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (17.4%)
  • Irish (8.3%)
  • German (6.9%)
  • English (6.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.9%)
  • Scottish (2.7%)
Foriegn Born: 310 people (6.1%)
  • Latin America (100.0%)

Local Marion Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers
NBA Basketball: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
NCAA Sports: University of North Carolina, Gardner-Webb University

Marion School Information

High Schools
East McDowell Junior High (676 State Street, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
McDowell High (600 McDowell High Drive, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
West McDowell Junior High (346 West McDowell Jr High Road, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Eastfield Elementary (170 Eastfield School Road, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
Glenwood Elementary (1545 Old Highway 221 South, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
Marion Elementary (209 Robert Street, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
North Cove Elementary (401 American Thread Road, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
Pleasant Gardens Elementary (100 John Roach Drive, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
West Marion Elementary (820 Marler Road, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
McDowll Early College (54 College Drive, Marion, NC, 28752 - McDowell County Schools District)

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