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Marion is located at 37°19'57" North, 88°4'45" West (37.332505, -88.079051)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,196 people, 1,415 households, and 881 families residing in the city. The population density is 375.1/km² (971.7/mi²). There are 1,595 housing units at an average density of 187.2/km² (484.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.65% White, 1.75% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,415 households out of which 25.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% are married couples living together, 12.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 35.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.79.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $23,854, and the median income for a family is $33,980. Males have a median income of $26,628 versus $18,646 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,766. 24.3% of the population and 20.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 36.5% of those under the age of 18 and 15.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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