Marion County is located in central Kansas. The County Seat is Marion and the largest city is Hillsboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.marioncoks.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,208 and the 2010 census population was 12,660. The land area is 944.29 square miles and there are 13.4 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 89% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,000, there are 4,861 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,269, the median household income is $45,830, and 12% of the persons in Marion County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 935. Retail sales (in $1000) were $69,995, and sales per capita were $5,743.
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