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Marion, Wisconsin
Location of Marion in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Location of Marion in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°40′21″N 88°53′11″W / 44.67250°N 88.88639°W / 44.67250; -88.88639Coordinates: 44°40′21″N 88°53′11″W / 44.67250°N 88.88639°W / 44.67250; -88.88639
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Waupaca, Shawano
Area
 • Total 2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)
 • Land 2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation
850 ft (259 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,260
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,178
 • Density 480.82/sq mi (185.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-49400
GNIS feature ID 1569041

Marion is a city in Shawano and Waupaca counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,260 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Marion has been in operation since 1880. The city was named for Francis Marion, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

Marion is located at 44°40′21″N 88°53′11″W / 44.67250°N 88.88639°W / 44.67250; -88.88639 (44.672573, -88.886284).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.58 square miles (6.68 km2), of which, 2.45 square miles (6.35 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water. Most of the city lies in Waupaca County, with only a small portion extending into Shawano County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 161
1890 470 191.9%
1900 602 28.1%
1910 798 32.6%
1920 875 9.6%
1930 992 13.4%
1940 1,034 4.2%
1950 1,118 8.1%
1960 1,200 7.3%
1970 1,218 1.5%
1980 1,348 10.7%
1990 1,242 −7.9%
2000 1,297 4.4%
2010 1,260 −2.9%
2019 (est.) 1,178 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,260 people, 538 households, and 351 families living in the city. The population density was 514.3 inhabitants per square mile (198.6/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 251.8 per square mile (97.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.1% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 538 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

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