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Marion, Louisiana
Town
Town of Marion
Location of Marion in Union Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Marion in Union Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Union
Area
 • Total 3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (50 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 623
 • Density 194.08/sq mi (74.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-48645

Marion is a town in Union Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 765 at the 2010 census, a decrease from 806 at the 2000 census. This population includes the village of Truxno in the northwestern corner of the city limits. It is part of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The town was named for Francis Marion, a military leader known as the "Swamp Fox".

Geography

Marion is located at 32°54′6″N 92°14′36″W / 32.90167°N 92.24333°W / 32.90167; -92.24333 (32.901772, -92.243354).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it is land and 0.31% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 226
1920 371 64.2%
1930 444 19.7%
1940 481 8.3%
1950 685 42.4%
1960 685 0.0%
1970 796 16.2%
1980 989 24.2%
1990 775 −21.6%
2000 806 4.0%
2010 765 −5.1%
2020 623 −18.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Marion racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 232 37.24%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 361 57.95%
Native American 1 0.16%
Other/Mixed 22 3.53%
Hispanic or Latino 7 1.12%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 623 people, 294 households, and 211 families residing in the town.

Education

Residents were assigned to Union Parish Public Schools' Marion High School (K-12) until June 2013, when the school closed down due to a lack of students in the 2012–13 school year. Marion students since the 2013–14 academic season go to the Union Parish High School located in Farmerville, Louisiana.

Notable people

  • John David Crow, Heisman Trophy Winner, 1957; born in Marion, 1935
  • Walt Goldsby (1861–1914), 19th century baseball player, born in Marion
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