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Marion is a township in Jasper County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Marion. For links to other places called Marion, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marion is 40.933N. The longitude is -87.13W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,227.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47978 ZIP code.
26% of Marion residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marion was $19,045, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Marion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Marion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.
Jasper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion political report.
The average commute time for Marion workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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