Marion County is located in western Georgia. The County Seat is Buena Vista and the largest city is Buena Vista. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.marioncountyga.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,797 and the 2010 census population was 8,742. The land area is 366.00 square miles and there are 23.9 persons per square mile.
64.1% of the population is White, 32% is Black or African American, 6.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 75.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,000, there are 3,000 households, an average of 2.87 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,479, the median household income is $33,301, and 20.5% of the persons in Marion County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 197. Retail sales (in $1000) were $71,742, and sales per capita were $10,179. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 38.6%.
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