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0.65% growth
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0.72% growth
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1.96% decline
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2.5% growth


The economy of Marion, IL employs 7,472 people. The economy of Marion, IL is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 3.59; 1.49; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Marion, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,311), Educational Services (923), and Retail trade (912), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,781), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,087), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,101).

Median household income in Marion, IL is $43,146. Males in Marion, IL have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,244. The income inequality of Marion, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Marion, IL. In Williamson County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,691. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Marion, IL is from the county of Williamson County, IL.

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Marion, IL is home to a population of 17,703 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Marion, IL is composed of 15,220 White residents (86%), 1,279 Black residents (7.22%), 482 Hispanic residents (2.72%), 393 Two+ residents (2.22%), and 314 Asian residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Marion, IL are Spanish (386 speakers), Hindi (77 speakers), and Other Indic (64 speakers), but compared to other places, Marion, IL has a relative high number of Thai (31 speakers), Japanese (61 speakers), and Hindi (77 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area awarded 5,860 degrees. The student population of Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area is skewed away from females, with 3,110 male students and 2,750 female students. Most students in Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area are White (3,981 and 67.9%), followed by Black or African American (724 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (301 and 5.14%), and Two or more races (118 and 2.01%). The largest universities in Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area by number of graduates are Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (4,938 and 84.3%), John A Logan College (922 and 15.7%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area are Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (340 and 5.8%), Airway Management & Operations (142 and 2.42%), and Health Care Administration & Management (141 and 2.41%). The median tuition costs in Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,691 and $21,728 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Marion, IL is $106,700, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $104,100 to $106,700, a 2.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Marion, IL is 58.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Marion, IL have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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