Marion, SC Population

Population: 7,042. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,997 (-0.6% change)
Males: 3,057 (43.4%), Females: 3,985 (56.6%)

Marion County

Zip code: 29571

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $24,265
Median house value: $58,500

Races in Marion:

  • Black (66.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (10.3%), Subsaharan African (6.8%), English (4.4%), Irish (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), German (1.1%).

Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion city

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -938 (-11.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Marion:

  • MARION COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (2829 E HWY 76 PO BOX 1150)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Marion:

  • ST EUGENE MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; DILLON, SC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 49 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Abbreviation: MYR)
  • FAYETTEVILLE REGIONAL/GRANNIS FIELD (about 67 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: FAY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:

  • MARION COUNTY (about 5 miles; MARION, SC; Abbreviation: MAO)
  • DILLON COUNTY (about 18 miles; DILLON, SC; Abbreviation: DLC)
  • GREEN SEA (about 27 miles; GREEN SEA, SC; Abbreviation: S79)
Amtrak station near Marion:

  • 17 miles: DILLON (100 N. RAILROAD AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 29 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 38 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,506)

Schools

Public high schools in Marion:

  • MARION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 864; Location: 1205 S MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CREEK BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 6641 SOUTH HIGHWAY 41; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:

  • EASTERLING PRIMARY (Students: 854; Location: 600 NORTHSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • MARION INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: ZION HIGHWAY; Grades: 03 – 07)
  • JOHNAKIN MIDDLE (Students: 748; Location: 616 NORTHSIDE AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Marion:

  • MARION COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $602,829; Location: 101 EAST COURT STREET; 71,124 books; 956 audio materials; 716 video materials; 181 serial subscriptions)

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