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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Marion is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 12,447. Marion is in Crittenden County. Living in Marion offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Marion and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Marion...
Population
12,447

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Marion 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
    740.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    104.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    161
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,150.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,591.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    281.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Marion

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,524
National
$55,322
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Marion Reviews

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I love how the community comes together when tragic things happen. The school is getting better opening up different academics and supporting the sports. They made three school buildings into magnet schools for kids K- 6th grade. Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School focuses on crafts and music, while the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet School is for those to dig deeper into the everyday world. The Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet School focuses on everything. They are required to buy uniforms and parents are very involved in the school. These types of schools help guide students in a direction for life. Many people around here support the change in Mari's School District. I think there should be more things for kids to do. There are many parks around but teenagers don't want to hangout with friends at a park. I say we should get a small movie theater or water park near. We should get more food places that people would like.
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It is a nice, small town with lots of opportunity close by. It is located only 10 minutes from downtown Memphis, TN, and only 45 minutes for ASU in Jonesboro, AR. ASU Mid South campus is right next door in West Memphis, and is a great community college! People are friendly, and Marion is up and coming.
Marion has always been a excellent town to live in. The people are all friendly, and everyone seems to like each other. Marion has a good selection of food, and it is right across the bridge from Memphis, Tennessee. Most people that live in Marion say they Memphis, but they would not want to live there. That is why Marion is such a great place to be a resident of.