Marion, Louisiana

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Marion, Louisiana
Town
Town of Marion
Location of Marion in Union Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Marion in Union Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 32°54′06″N 92°14′36″W / 32.90167°N 92.24333°W / 32.90167; -92.24333Coordinates: 32°54′06″N 92°14′36″W / 32.90167°N 92.24333°W / 32.90167; -92.24333
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishUnion
Government
 • MayorKenneth W. Franklin (R) (outgoing)
Danny A. Smith (I) (elected 2018)[1]
 • Town Council:Mark Andrews (R)

Rhonda Davis (D)
Eugene "Bubba" Hoggatt (R)
Jeffrey Kirkland (R)
Lindsey Franklin Redd (R)

Bobbie J. Wayne (D)[1]
Area
 • Total3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (50 m)
Population
 • Total765
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
754
 • Density234.89/sq mi (90.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)318
FIPS code22-48645
Websitewww.townofmarionla.com

Marion is a town in Union Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 765 at the 2010 census, a decrease from 806 at the 2000 census. This population includes the village of Truxno in the northwestern corner of the city limits. It is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town was named for Francis Marion, a military leader known as the "Swamp Fox".[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it is land and 0.31% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910226
192037164.2%
193044419.7%
19404818.3%
195068542.4%
19606850.0%
197079616.2%
198098924.2%
1990775−21.6%
20008064.0%
2010765−5.1%
Est. 2016754[3]−1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 806 people, 326 households, and 217 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.9 people per square mile (96.9/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 118.0 per square mile (45.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.79% White, 54.09% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 326 households. Of which, 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. Additionally, 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47, and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,417, and the median income for a family was $25,962. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,119. About 20.8% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Residents were assigned to Union Parish Public Schools' Marion High School (K-12) until June 2013, when the school closed down due to a lack of students in the 2012-13 school year. Marion students since the 2013-14 academic season go to the Union Parish High School located in Farmerville, Louisiana.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Election Returns: Union Parish". Louisiana Secretary of State. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Profile for Marion, Louisiana". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Reverend Keith Franklin Babb". The Monroe News-Star. November 2005. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Thomas, Lee Emmett". Louisiana Historical Association, A Directory of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Retrieved December 29, 2010.

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