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Welcome to Marion ...

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

When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marion has a population of 6,311 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Marion.

Marion is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Marion lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Marion: (843)

The ZIP code for Marion: 29571<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 6,311 people. This is a decrease of 9.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 6,939 people (or 20.99% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.

The population of Marion represents 0.15% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,939 people, the population of Marion decreased 1.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,042 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 51 communities that are also named Marion - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (2), 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 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.

  • Dillon [Dillon County]
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    • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<7>
  • Mullins [Marion County]
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    • Mullins [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullins<7>
  • Latta [Dillon County]
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    • Latta [Dillon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<7>
  • Pamplico [Florence County]
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    • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Aynor [Horry County]
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      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<7>
    • Quinby [Florence County]
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      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<7>
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
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      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<7>
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<7>
    • Sellers [Marion County]
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      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<7>
    • Rains [Marion County]

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 9 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.

Adding Marion to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marion in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Marion was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Marion on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Marion on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Marion County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Marion County: www.co.marion.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 MarionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1784, Longitude: -79.4004    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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