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FAST FACTS ABOUT MARION COUNTY


Founded: 1842
Land in square miles: 311.6
Population: 56,418
Percentage minorities: 5.7%
Percentage rural: 41.3%
Median age: 41.3
Percentage 65 or older: 16.9%
Birth rate per 1,000 population: 47
Median household income: $38,115
High school graduate or higher: 86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
Home ownership: 75.1%
Median home value: $87,500


Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.