West Marion, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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West Marion, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The West Marion Census Designated Place had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2016. West Marion ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Marion is located at latitude 35.6524 and longitude -82.019 in McDowell County. The formal boundaries for the West Marion Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDowell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,467 feet.

The West Marion Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403007) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Marion Census Designated Place is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDowell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Marion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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West Marion, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,193
Population in Households 1,187
Population in Familes 911
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 797
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $122,500
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,201
Average Household Income $42,150
Per Capita Income $18,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.02%
Households -0.06% -0.08%
Families -1.53% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Marion, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Marion to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 410 45th
Population Density1 # 313 58th
Diversity Index2 # 563 24th
Median Household Income # 541 27th
Per Capita Income # 537 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.