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

The community of Fairmont is the Seat for Marion County.

Marion County was founded in 1842. Marion was created by taking area from Harrison and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 56,598 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 3.13% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 55 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
201022,113-60.93%-61% since 2009
200956,706+0.19%+0.3% since 2008
200856,538-0.11%-0.34% since 2007
200056,598The 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)
Fairmont   19,03119,0970.35% decrease  
Pleasant Valley   3,1343,1240.32% increase  
Mannington   2,0862,1241.79% decrease  
Barrackville   1,2921,2880.31% increase  
Monongah   9609392.24% increase  

Websites for Marion County

Official Website:   www.marioncountywv.com/

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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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