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Time Zone: Marion County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hamilton is the Seat for Marion County.

Marion County was founded in 1818 and was created by taking area from TuscaloosaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marion had a population of 29,116 people. This is a decrease of 6.72% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,214 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 0.7% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 37th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201030,776-1.4%+5.7% since 2009
200929,116-6.72%-0.89% since 2008
200829,378-5.88%-0.42% since 2007
200031,214The Last Census

More information can be found on the Marion County Census Page for Marion County.


Below are some of the communities located in Marion County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Marion County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hamilton   6,3146,7866.96% decrease  
Winfield   4,5344,5400.13% decrease  
Haleyville   4,0684,1822.73% decrease  
Guin   2,1492,38910.05% decrease  
Hackleburg   1,4281,5276.48% decrease  

Websites for Marion County

Official Website:   www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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