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The City of Marion is located in McDowell County in the state of North Carolina (NC).

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Marion, North Carolina, a City, in McDowell County was founded in 1844. spans over 5.6 square miles and has a population of 8,075 citizens who are all invited to join us here on our site.
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Marion Latitude: 35.6145 Longitude: -81.9824

The The Zip Codes for Marion, NC are:
28737, 28752

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The City of Marion

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Marion North Carolina Physical Characteristics:

The City of Marion has an area of 5.4 square miles
  • Land: 5.3879393822394 Sq. Mi. (99.43%)
  • Water: 0.030918532818533 Sq. Mi.(0.57%)
The Marion City takes up 1.2% of the area of McDowell County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +35.6784496
  • Longitude: -082.0000836
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Marion, NC Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 57.6°F
  • Average Rainfall: 52.25 inches
  • Average Snowfall: 5.6 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00315340 MARION 2 NW
Latitude: 35.6631 Longitude: -82.0292 Elevation: 446.8 feet.

Marion, NC Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Marion was 7,838 people, which is 17.4 % of the entire population of McDowell County.


  • 52.33% Male
  • 47.67% Female


  • 76.537% White
  • 11.125% Black
  • 0.753% Asian
  • 0.51% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 1.965% Mixed
  • 9.109% Other


  • 86.88% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 13.12% Hispanic or Latino
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Marion, NC Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.4
Number of Residences: 3,132
  • Occupied: 2,791 (89.11%)
  • Vacant: 341 (10.89%)
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900 Baldwin Ave, Marion, North Carolina 28752-6599
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