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Marion, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Marion had a population of 1,237 as of July 1, 2017. Marion ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marion is located at latitude 44.6773 and longitude -88.9024 in Waupaca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marion (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Waupaca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Marion (GNIS ID: 1583657) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marion population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marion: Perrys Mill, Perry's Mill, Perrys Mills.

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Marion, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,237
Daytime Population: Workers 851
Daytime Population: Residents 640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,491
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,237
Population in Familes 991
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 505
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,393
Average Household Income $61,111
Per Capita Income $25,097


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $111,735
Average Home Value $135,251


Total Households 529
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.24%
Households -0.23% -0.27%
Families 0.35% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Marion, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marion to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 351 55th
Population Density # 467 40th
Diversity Index # 591 24th
Median Household Income # 600 23rd
Per Capita Income # 528 32nd

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