Marion, Texas

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Not to be confused with Marion County, Texas.
Marion, Texas
City
Location of Marion, Texas
Location of Marion, Texas
Guadalupe County Marion.svg
Coordinates: 29°34′19″N 98°8′21″W / 29.57194°N 98.13917°W / 29.57194; -98.13917Coordinates: 29°34′19″N 98°8′21″W / 29.57194°N 98.13917°W / 29.57194; -98.13917
Country United States
State Texas
County Guadalupe
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,099
 • Density 1,544.0/sq mi (596.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78124
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-46692[1]
GNIS feature ID 1340958[2]

Marion is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,066 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town is named in for Marion Dove, whose grandfather, Joshua W. Young, owned a plantation that the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway passed through in 1877.[3]

Geography[edit]

Marion is located at 29°34′19″N 98°8′21″W / 29.57194°N 98.13917°W / 29.57194; -98.13917 (29.571879, -98.139243)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Marion is a small town that has a 2A school (The Marion Bulldogs) and a few business, including a hardware store, a grocery store, gas stations and several restaurants.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,099 people in the city. The population density was 1,544.0 people per square mile (597.6/km²). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 561.4/sq mi (218.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 6.01% African American, 1.09% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 16.01% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.22% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.32 which can be directly compared to the US's average household size of 2.59 and average family size of 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,635, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $27,125 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,302. About 7.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Marion is served by the Marion Independent School District. A small portion is served by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl. "MARION, TEXAS". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.