Marion CDP, Montana
Population 724

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$216,300
Half are $162,200 - $301,500
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$1,079
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$850
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1991
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$41,000
Poverty Rate
14%
Unemployment Rate
13.8%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
79%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
16%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
3%
Ages 25+

The city of Marion is home to the Cabin Creek Landing Airport. While many may refer to it as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP). Marion is a rural city located in northwest Montana near Little Bitterroot Lake. It is one of 3 cities in Flathead County.

Marion, MT is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Marion, MT is a part of the Kalispell, MT Micro Area.

Housing

1991

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

19.7%

Estimated Vacation Homes

This estimate includes housing for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

5.5%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

71.2%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

27

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$216,300

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$1,079

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

5.3

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$850

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$41,000

Median Household Income

43.8

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

14%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$23,333

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

106%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Marion, MT generally make around 10621% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 40% of men and 47% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

13.8%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Marion, MT, 54% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

46%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Marion, MT, 54% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
21%
High School Graduate
63%
Associate's degree
6%
Bachelor's degree
6%
Master's degree
3%
Professional school degree
0%
Doctorate degree
0%
79%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

16%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

3%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

Demographics

724

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
8%
Children 10-17
12%
Young Adult Singles
16%
Middle Aged and Married
32%
Seniors
16%
Other
17%

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
65%
Single Female Families
2%
Single Male Families
4%
Householder Living Alone
17%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
12%

Race

White
96%
Black
1%
American Indian or Alaskan
0%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
0%
Two Plus Races
2%
9

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Marion, MT are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Marion, MT weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at KALISPELL GLACIER PK AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 83% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 67% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 80% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSMT
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0137820
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0002548
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS8
State FIPS2013 ACS30
Place FIPS2013 ACS47875
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusMarion CDP
Name2013 ACSMarion CDP, Montana
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census00767982
Place ANSI2010 Census02583826
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3047875
GEOID2013 ACS3047875
Population2010 Census886
Population2013 ACS724
Housing Units2010 Census386
Housing Units2013 ACS366
Land Area2013 ACS16.9 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS42.9 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[48.041037,-114.749485], [48.127408,-114.579911],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS48.085766480781, -114.67110145703
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census08