Marion is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 17,520 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marion is the 146th largest community in Illinois.
Marion is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marion is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marion who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (9.25%), and management occupations (8.98%).
The education level of Marion citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.68% of adults in Marion have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marion in 2018 was $27,252, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,008 for a family of four. However, Marion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marion is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Marion include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Marion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.