Marion, VA Population

Population: 6,349. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,164 (-2.9% change)
Males: 2,974 (46.8%), Females: 3,375 (53.2%)

Smyth County

Zip code: 24354

Median resident age: 41.6 years
Median household income: $25,609
Median house value: $65,800

Races in Marion:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (28.4%), German (11.6%), English (8.2%), Irish (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (2.6%).

Elevation: 2178 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Marion

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Marion town

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -509 (-7.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Marion:

  • SMYTH COUNTY COMM HOSP (700 PARK BLVD)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INST (502 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUT (502 EAST MAIN STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Marion:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 67 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • RALEIGH COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 71 miles; BECKLEY, WV; Abbreviation: BKW)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 77 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Marion:

  • MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (about 14 miles; MARION/WYTHEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: MKJ)
  • TAZEWELL COUNTY (about 24 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Abbreviation: 6V3)
  • ASHE COUNTY (about 30 miles; JEFFERSON, NC; Abbreviation: GEV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,096)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • CONCORD COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ATHENS, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)

Schools

Public high school in Marion:

  • MARION SENIOR HIGH (Students: 769; Location: 848 STAGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Marion:

  • MARION MIDDLE (Students: 586; Location: 134 WILDEN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MARION PRIMARY (Students: 460; Location: 1142 HIGHLAND DR; Grades: PK – 02)
  • MARION INT. (Students: 458; Location: 820 STAGE ST; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Location: 340 BAGLEY CIRCLE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SMYTH CO CAREER & TECH CTR (Location: 147 FOX VALLEY RD; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Marion:

  • GETHSEMANE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 199 FORTNER AVE; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Marion:

  • SMYTH-BLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,067,755; Location: 118 SOUTH SHEFFEY STREET; 103,932 books; 9,857 audio materials; 5,343 video materials; 238 serial subscriptions)