Marion Tourism

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Marion is a town in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,948 as of the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Grant County. It is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War. The city is the home of Indiana Wesleyan University, the largest evangelical Christian university in the Midwest and largest private university in Indiana- if including online and regional campuses in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois. The traditional campus enrolls approximately 2800 students. Since 2016, Jess Alumbaugh has been Marion's mayor. Marion is also noted for being the birthplace of actor James Dean, and cartoonist Jim Davis, though James Dean and Jim Davis were raised in nearby Fairmount. It was also the location of the wedding of actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett in 1993. The city is also the site of the infamous lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith.

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- Know before you go to Marion

Facts and Stats for Marion*

  • Pollution Statistics in Marion

    Know the pollution level of Marion before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
  • Marion: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Marion for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marion.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Marion - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.88 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 11.03 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.08 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.61 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.1 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.87 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Marion

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marion

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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