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The 2000 Census showed that Marion County had a population of 25,595 people. This represented 0.9% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Marion had a population of 25,732 people. This is an increase of 0.54% since the 2000 Census.

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
201027,088+5.83%+5.27% since 2009
200825,719+0.48%+0.27% since 2007
200725,650+0.21%+0.73% since 2006
200625,463-0.52%+1.57% since 2005
200525,069-2.06%-0.28% since 2004
200225,144-1.76%-0.49% since 2001
200125,268-1.28%-1.28% since 2000
200025,595The Last Census

Marion County had 10,395 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Marion County has a total area<3> of 548 square miles [1,420 km²]. Of this total, 542 square miles [1,404 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.14%) being water (6.24 square miles [16.15 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Marion County had a population density of 47.19 people per square mile [18.22 people/km²], making it the state's 36th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Marion County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Marion and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Marion County QuickFact (QF-28091).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Washington (LA)QF-22117   S45,66943,9263.97%
JeffersonQF-28063   NW8,9289,740-8.34%
LamarQF-28073   E49,98039,07027.92%
LawrenceQF-28077   NW13,30813,2580.38%
Pearl RiverQF-28109   S57,86048,62119%
WalthallQF-28147   SW15,29115,1560.89%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Marion. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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