Marion, South Carolina

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Marion is a city in Marion County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 7,042 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marion County[3]. It is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War.



Marion is located at 34°10′48″N 79°23′50″W / 34.18°N 79.39722°W / 34.18; -79.39722 (34.180088, -79.397098)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,042 people, 2,765 households, and 1,913 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,627.5 people per square mile (627.9/km²). There were 3,081 housing units at an average density of 712.0/sq mi (274.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.22% African American, 32.14% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 2,765 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 30.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

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