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Marion, Montana - Basic Facts

The Marion Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Flathead County at latitude 48.0865 and longitude -114.6796. Flathead County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,944 feet.

The formal official name is the Marion Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Marion, Montana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Marion indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Marion Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Marion, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 964
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 369
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $202,976
Average Home Value $259,175


Median Household Income $50,497
Average Household Income $65,224
Per Capita Income $25,725
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.01% 1.74%
Households 2.37% 1.88%
Families 1.22% 1.79%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   4.6%
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.


Marion, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 95 74th
Population Density1 # 263 28th
Diversity Index2 # 267 26th
Median Household Income # 88 76th
Per Capita Income # 150 59th

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