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Welcome to Marion ...

The city of Marion is located in Williamson County<1> and is the County Seat for Williamson County.

The pronunciation of Marion: MAIR-i-uhn<2>

When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marion has a population of 17,520 people<4> (see below for details).

Marion is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Marion is within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Marion: 62959<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 17,520 people. This is an increase of 1.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 17,193 people (which is 25.91% of the total population of Williamson County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.

The population of Marion represents 0.13% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 146th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,193 people, the population of Marion increased 7.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,035 people).

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

Communities Also Named Marion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Marion: This one is located in Williamson County and the other is located in Edwards County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 51 communities that are also named Marion - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Marion.

Communities near Marion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marion.

  • Carbondale [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,083 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<8>
  • Herrin [Williamson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrin
    • Herrin [Williamson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herrin<8>
  • West Frankfort [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Frankfort
    • West Frankfort [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Frankfort
  • Benton [Franklin County]
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    • Benton [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,851 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carterville [Williamson County]
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      • Carterville [Williamson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carterville<8>
    • Johnston City [Williamson County]
    • Christopher [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
      • Christopher [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christopher<8>
    • Zeigler [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeigler
      • Zeigler [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeigler have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeigler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeigler<8>
    • Carrier Mills [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrier Mills
      • Carrier Mills [Saline County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Former names for Carrier Mills:
      • Carriers Mills
      • Morrilsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrier Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrier Mills<8>
    • De Soto [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marion.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marion. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marion. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marion ...

Looking for more information about Marion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marion.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Williamson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Marion. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Marion refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Marion may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Marion). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marion) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7308, Longitude: -88.9326    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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