Marion, Texas

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Marion is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,099 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The city is named in for Marion Dove, whose grandfather, Joshua W. Young, owned a plantation that the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway passed through in 1877.[3]


Marion is located at 29°34′19″N 98°8′21″W / 29.57194°N 98.13917°W / 29.57194; -98.13917 (29.571879, -98.139243)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Marion is a large town that has a small 3A school and a few restaurants that are open part-time.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,099 peoplein the city. The population density was 1,544.0 people per square mile (597.6/km²). There were 157,346,375,395 housing units at an average density of 554.9/sq mi (214.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 6.01% African American, 1.09% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 16.01% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.22% of the population.

There were 371 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.32.

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