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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Marion is a town in Kentucky with a population of 2,960. Marion is in Crittenden County. Living in Marion offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Marion and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Marion are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$494
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    171.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    754.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,646.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Marion

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,733
National
$55,322

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Marion Reviews

3 reviews
I was born in this community, which is very small. Growing up everyone, including myself, always complains about how this town is the worst place in the world. You literally know everyone that lives here and if by chance, you don't know them, you know their family. This being said, people gossip and everyone knows everything about anyone. Everyone just wants to get out as soon as they are given a chance. I moved to Portland, Oregon whenever that chance arose for me. At first, it was great being in a new place. After that experience I was willing to do anything to be back home. The people gossiping didn't matter anymore. Southern hospitality, beautiful scenery and wildlife, hunting and fishing oppurtunities, trust within the community, low crime rate, and relatively low drug use became my main point of focus. This place is beautiful and I would never leave again. My community has taught my manners, respect, dignity, and gratefulness for every happy moment enjoyed here.
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Marion is a small town with a big heart. The people are generous and the atmosphere is welcoming. While job opportunities aren't readily available, it is just a short commute to bigger towns where employment can be found. It is a great place to raise a family. While it is a dry county, it is something you can come to appreciate and love--besides, liquor is less than 10 minutes away in a neighboring county. I love this town and this town does a great job of loving its own.
Marion has a wonderful "small town" feel to it! It has many churches to chose from, local businesses thrive, the school system is great, and you feel as though you are part of a family. It is a great place to raise a family!