Marion, North Carolina

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Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,943 at the 2008 estimated census. It is the county seat of McDowell County[3].

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Geography

Marion is located at 35°40′59″N 82°0′21″W / 35.68306°N 82.00583°W / 35.68306; -82.00583 (35.683150, -82.005855)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (8.8 km²), all o.

Demographics

As of 2008, there were 5,144 people, 2,146 households, and 1,283 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,452.1 people per square mile (561.3/km²). There were 2,351 housing units at an average density of 690.7/sq mi (267.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.23% White, 10.54% Black, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.82% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.04% of the population.

There were 2,146 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

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