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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Marion County is located in Illinois with a population of 38,305. Living in Marion County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Marion County there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in Marion County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$610
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Marion County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    717.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    143.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    196.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,042.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,151.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    229.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Marion County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,679
National
$55,322

Marion County Reviews

3 reviews
We are a family oriented town, and that is how we have always been. When I hear people say that they are moving away from here, I just chuckle because they always move back. Everyone moves back at some point.
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Many people, old and young, are walking or going to one of the local gyms. We have several gyms in the area and always have people in them.
We are a smaller town and that's the way we like it. We are friendly even to outsiders because that's just how we were raised.