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Marion, Massachusetts

Information and resources for the community of Marion, MA.

Marion was first settled in 1679 as a village known as “Sippican,” the name of the local Wampanoag tribe and meaning "the land of many waters."

In 1852, this coastal town was renamed in honor of the Revolutionary War hero, Francis Marion. Marion Village is truly lovely; it rivals any spot you’d find on Cape Cod or the Islands. The town has a proud history of conservation, historic preservation, and proactive, commonsense planning.

By the Numbers


Population: 5,100

Population Change: 3.9%

Median Age: 50.8

Poverty Level: 4.8%

Avg. Household Size: 2.58

Median Household Income: $80,188


Percent Cost Burden: 31.9%

Average Age Built: 1971

Ownership Rate: 59.9%

Seasonal Units: 18

Average Sale Price: $450,000

Subsidized Housing Inventory: 8.04%


Top Three Industries:

Health Care and Social Services
Educational Services

Average Annual Wage: 1063

Average Commute Time: 30.6 minutes


Miles of Sidewalk: 13.5

Chapter 90 Funding: $170,974

Available Public Transit Services:

Wareham-New Bedford Connection
Transportation for Seniors (provided by the Marion Council on Aging


Number of Culverts: 47