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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Marion County is located in Alabama with a population of 30,058. Living in Marion County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Marion County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Marion County are above average.
Population
30,058

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$517
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Marion County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    260.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    640.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,155.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    260.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Marion County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,719
National
$55,322

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