Marion, Louisiana

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Marion is a town in Union Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 806 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The town was named for Francis Marion, a military leader known as the "Swamp Fox".[1]


Marion is located at 32°54′6″N 92°14′36″W / 32.90167°N 92.24333°W / 32.90167; -92.24333 (32.901772, -92.243354)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.31% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 806 people, 326 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.9 people per square mile (96.9/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 118.0/sq mi (45.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.79% White, 54.09% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 326 households. Of which, 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. Additionally, 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47, and the average family size was 3.13.

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