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Marion County Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Marion County is 28,844, which is 1.96% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 7.74% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Marion County population density is 64.92 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 86.48 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Marion County is white, which represent 91.35% of the total population. The average Marion County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 28,844. #40

Population Growth Since 2000, #69

Marion County

Population Density, #25

Marion County
64.92 per square mile
86.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:26,348 (91.35%, #85)
Black:1,627 (5.64%, #19)
Hispanic:434 (1.50%, #76)
Asian:247 (0.86%, #21)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):121 (0.42%, #62)
One Race, Other:45 (0.16%, see rank)
Two or More Races:456 (1.58%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

21,356 (74.04%) out of the total population of 28,844 reported first ancestry.

 Marion County% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Arab60.02%, see rank0.31%0.56%
Czech150.05%, see rank0.47%0.47%
Danish500.17%, see rank0.31%0.42%
Dutch5892.04%, see rank1.60%1.40%
English2,8509.88%, see rank9.24%8.02%
French7802.70%, see rank3.39%3.34%
German7,18824.92%, see rank24.92%15.03%
Greek780.27%, see rank0.27%0.41%
Hungarian410.14%, see rank0.25%0.46%
Irish3,17411.00%, see rank13.47%10.80%
Italian3351.16%, see rank3.50%5.52%
Norwegian660.23%, see rank0.72%1.42%
Polish2790.97%, see rank1.75%3.01%
Portuguese330.11%, see rank0.10%0.44%
Russian300.10%, see rank0.51%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2570.89%, see rank1.16%0.99%
Scottish3021.05%, see rank1.70%1.72%
Subsaharan African760.26%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish1800.62%, see rank0.99%1.27%
Swiss940.33%, see rank0.40%0.30%
Ukrainian280.10%, see rank0.13%0.31%
American4,72816.39%, see rank10.34%7.12%
Welsh870.30%, see rank0.61%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 13,853 (48.03%, see rank)
Females: 14,991 (51.97%, see rank)

Marion County
Male: 48.03%
Female: 51.97%
Male: 49.00%
Female: 51.00%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Marion County
39.70 years old
38.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Marion County
39.20 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Marion County
40.40 years old
39.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Marion County% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Under 5 years1,9326.70%, see rank6.29%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,7936.22%, see rank6.50%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,9986.93%, see rank6.55%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,8666.47%, see rank6.78%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,8976.58%, see rank7.04%7.13%
25 to 34 years3,45311.97%, see rank13.15%13.47%
35 to 44 years3,40311.80%, see rank12.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,96313.74%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,76313.05%, see rank12.67%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,4288.42%, see rank8.07%7.64%
75 to 84 1,5825.48%, see rank4.59%4.25%
85 years and over7662.66%, see rank1.98%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Marion CountyMissouriU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population19,358, 100%4,028,930209,056,129
Less Than High School3,108, 16.06%, see rank11.98%13.67%
High School Graduate7,387, 38.16%, see rank31.41%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree5,305, 27.40%, see rank29.95%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,249, 11.62%, see rank16.69%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,309, 6.76%, see rank9.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.84, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Marion County MissouriU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten85664.72%35.28%70.63%29.37%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)3,01990.26%, see rank9.74%, see rank86.91%13.09%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,30794.64%, see rank5.36%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College1,51743.70%, see rank56.30%, see rank75.17%24.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School18543.78%, see rank56.22%, see rank54.45%45.55%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Marion CountyMissouriU.S.
Total Households11,287, 100%2,361,232116,211,092
Average Household Size2.41, see rank2.482.63
1 Person Households3,133, 27.76%, see rank29.09%27.57%
2 or More Person Households8,154, 72.24%, see rank70.91%72.43%
Family Households (Families)7,517, 66.60%, see rank64.92%66.22%
Average Family Size3.01, see rank3.153.32
Married-Couple Family5,375, 47.62%, see rank48.54%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,770, 33.40%, see rank35.08%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Marion County%MissouriU.S.
15 Years and Over Total23,121see rank4,862,037252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over10,983100%, see rank2,356,977123,281,364
Never Married3,49431.81%, see rank32.57%35.77%
Married5,86653.41%, see rank53.52%52.04%
Widowed4173.80%, see rank2.77%2.57%
Divorced1,20610.98%, see rank11.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over12,138100%, see rank2,505,060129,692,771
Never Married2,98424.58%, see rank26.93%29.48%
Married5,91348.71%, see rank50.29%49.19%
Widowed1,59313.12%, see rank9.82%9.16%
Divorced1,64813.58%, see rank12.95%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Marion County%MissouriU.S.
Native28,39898.45%, see rank96.09%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence18,39263.76%, see rank66.16%58.73%
Born in Different State9,87734.24%, see rank29.26%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1290.45%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born4461.55%, see rank3.91%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2961.03%, see rank1.71%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1500.52%, see rank2.21%7.09%
Born In Europe1000.35%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia2150.75%, see rank1.44%3.82%
Born In Africa380.13%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America690.24%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America240.08%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Marion County%MissouriU.S.
English10,86596.26%, see rank93.03%79.39%
Spanish1751.55%, see rank2.92%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1651.46%, see rank2.25%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages520.46%, see rank1.27%3.36%
Other300.27%, see rank0.52%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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