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Marion, North Dakota
Business District of Marion
Business District of Marion
Location of Marion, North Dakota
Location of Marion, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°36′26″N 98°20′1″W / 46.60722°N 98.33361°W / 46.60722; -98.33361Coordinates: 46°36′26″N 98°20′1″W / 46.60722°N 98.33361°W / 46.60722; -98.33361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County LaMoure
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation
1,463 ft (446 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 133
 • Estimate 
(2019)
130
 • Density 155.13/sq mi (59.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58466
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-50780
GNIS feature ID 1033654

Marion is a city in LaMoure County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 133 at the 2010 census.

History

The city was founded in 1900 as Elmo, but changed its name to Marion in 1902. The new name came from Marion Mellen, daughter of Northern Pacific Railway president Charles Sanger Mellen. Marion was located at the end of a Northern Pacific branch line starting in Casselton and known as the "lady line" due to the many cities bearing female names located alongside the tracks. The line was in place in Marion until 2002, when eventual owner Red River Valley & Western filed for abandonment.

Geography

Marion is located at 46°36′26″N 98°20′1″W / 46.60722°N 98.33361°W / 46.60722; -98.33361 (46.607360, -98.333510).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), of which 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 241
1920 294 22.0%
1930 258 −12.2%
1940 242 −6.2%
1950 272 12.4%
1960 309 13.6%
1970 215 −30.4%
1980 214 −0.5%
1990 169 −21.0%
2000 146 −13.6%
2010 133 −8.9%
2019 (est.) 130 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 133 people, 64 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 158.3 inhabitants per square mile (61.1/km2). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 96.4 per square mile (37.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 64 households, of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 15% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 29.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

In passing

Marion was mentioned on the March 5, 2014 episode of "Wheel of Fortune." A former resident, Stephanie Limesand, appeared on the show.

Education

It is in the Litchville-Marion School District. The district was formed in 2002.

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