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The 2000 Census showed that Marion County had a population of 56,598 people. This represented 3.13% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Marion had a population of 56,706 people. This is an increase of 0.19% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201022,113-60.93%-61% since 2009
200956,706+0.19%+0.3% since 2008
200856,538-0.11%-0.34% since 2007
200756,732+0.24%+0.44% since 2006
200656,485-0.2%+0.19% since 2005
200556,377-0.39%+0.29% since 2004
200456,213-0.68%-0.11% since 2003
200356,273-0.57%+0.2% since 2002
200256,160-0.77% 
200156,162-0.77%-0.77% since 2000
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200056,598The Last Census

Marion County had 26,660 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Marion County has a total area<3> of 311.5 square miles [806 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.8 square miles [4.67 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Marion County had a population density of 182.8 people per square mile [70.6 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 55 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 West Virginia.

Click here for the Marion County QuickFact (QF-54049).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Marion County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
FairmontQF-542645219,03119,097-0.35%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
HarrisonQF-54033   SW68,91168,6520.38%
MonongaliaQF-54061   NE90,08081,86610.03%
TaylorQF-54091   SE16,32816,0891.49%
WetzelQF-54103   W16,22617,693-8.29%

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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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