Marion, IN

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Population

28,490

0.725% decline

Poverty Rate

26.4%


Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$32,879

4.09% growth

Number of Employees

11,768

0.65% decline

Median Property Value

$65,400

1.55% growth

About

In 2017, Marion, IN had a population of 28.5k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $32,879. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion, IN declined from 28,698 to 28,490, a -0.725% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,588 to $32,879, a 4.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%), White (Hispanic) (3.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%). N/A% of the people in Marion, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion, IN are Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (951 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Marion, IN is $65,400, and the homeownership rate is 55.9%. Most people in Marion, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion, IN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Marion, IN employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Marion, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,231 people), Educational Services (1,798 people), and Manufacturing (1,776 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,233), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,461), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,461).

Median household income in Marion, IN is $32,879. Males in Marion, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Marion, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,879

2017 value

± $2,046

4.09%

1 Year Growth

± 7.75%

Households in Marion, IN have a median annual income of $32,879, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,588 in 2016, which represents a 4.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5

  2. Census Tract 6

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion, IN was Census Tract 5 with a value of $50,217, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $38,145 and $34,665.

The following map shows all of the places in Marion, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion, IN (6.54k out of 24.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,538 ± 451

  2. Black

    1,600 ± 279

  3. Hispanic

    730 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion, IN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.8k

2017 Value

± 719

-0.65%

1 Year decline

± 8.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion, IN declined at a rate of -0.65%, from 11.8k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,411 people), Production Occupations (1,328 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,292 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,411 people), Production Occupations (1,328 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,292 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marion, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.09 times), and Production Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion, IN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,143), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($45,200), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($43,194).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.8k

2017 Value

± 719

-0.65%

1 Year decline

± 8.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion, IN declined at a rate of -0.65%, from 11.8k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,231 people), Educational Services (1,798 people), and Manufacturing (1,776 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion, IN, though some of these residents may live in Marion, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marion, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,231 people), Educational Services (1,798 people), and Manufacturing (1,776 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marion, IN has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.65 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.54 times), and Manufacturing (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion, IN, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,233), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,461), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,461).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $73.5B

  2. $45.8B

  3. $42.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.5B, followed by Base metals ($45.8B) and Mixed freight ($42.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$487B

2020 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

43.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $487B. This is expected to increase 43.3% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.4B

  2. $36.8B

  3. $34.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44.4B, followed by Michigan with $36.8B and Illinois and $34.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Marion, IN has health coverage, with 33.3% on employee plans, 28.5% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Marion, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Marion, IN see 2193 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1716 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 544 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,193 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grant County, IN see an average of 2,193 patients per year. This represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2,078 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grant County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.9%

Uninsured

33.3%

Employer Coverage

28.5%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion, IN declined by 11.9% from 14.7% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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Diversity

Marion, IN is home to a population of 28.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.22% of Marion, IN residents were born outside of the country (632 people).

In 2017, there were 4.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Marion, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 974 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion, IN was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Marion, IN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Marion, IN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

632 people

2.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

636 people

As of 2017, 2.22% of Marion, IN residents (632 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion, IN was 2.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Marion, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion, IN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion, IN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    21.2k ± 536

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.28k ± 330

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    974 ± 310

In 2017, there were 4.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Marion, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.28k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 974 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Marion, IN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    683 ± 152

  2. Korea

    177 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    120 ± 68

Marion, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Marion, IN awarded 951 degrees. The student population of Marion, IN is skewed towards women, with 1,060 male students and 2,012 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion, IN are White (855 and 90.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 3.06%), Two or More Races (25 and 2.64%), and Black or African American (23 and 2.43%).

The largest universities in Marion, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion (951 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marion, IN are Registered Nursing (142 and 14.9%), Pastoral Studies & Counseling (56 and 5.89%), and General Business Administration & Management (45 and 4.73%).

The median tuition costs in Marion, IN are $25,980 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 142 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marion, IN was Pastoral Studies & Counseling with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Marion, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

951 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,980

Median Private

In 2017, the Marion, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion with 951 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

318

Degrees Awarded to Men

633

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 318 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion, IN, which is 0.502 times less than the 633 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    855 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    25 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marion, IN were to White students. These 855 degrees mean that there were 29.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion, IN was $65,400 in 2017, which is 0.285 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $64,400 to $65,400, a 1.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion, IN is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion, IN have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$65,400

2017 Median

± $2,744

$64,400

2016 Median

± $2,486

In 2017, the median property value in Marion, IN grew to to $65,400 from the previous year's value of $64,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$32,879

Median Household Income

± $2,046

11k

Number of Households

± 677

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Marion, IN grew to $32,879 from the previous year's value of $31,588.

The following chart displays the households in Marion, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

55.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.9% of the housing units in Marion, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion, IN have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Marion, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.5%

  2. Walked

    8.92%

  3. Carpooled

    8.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion, IN was Drove Alone (74.5%), followed by those who Walked (8.92%) and those who Carpooled (8.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion, IN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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