Marion, Alabama

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Marion is the county seat of Perry County, Alabama[1]. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,511. First called Muckle Ridge, the city was renamed after a hero of the American Revolution, Francis Marion.



Marion is located at 32°37′58″N 87°19′2″W / 32.63278°N 87.31722°W / 32.63278; -87.31722 (32.632838, -87.317284)[2].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 square miles (27.7 km²), of which, 10.6 square miles (27.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.94%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,511 people, 1,184 households, and 819 families residing in the city. The population density was 331.8 people per square mile (128.1/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 134.0/sq mi (51.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.46% Black or African American, 36.26% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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