Marion is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Oregon, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Marion as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population was 313 at the 2010 census. Marion is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.148 square miles (2.97 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 274 people, 92 households, and 69 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 236.5 people per square mile (91.2/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 85.4 per square mile (33.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.42% White, 4.38% Native American, 3.28% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population.
There were 92 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,389, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,916. About 38.3% of families and 40.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.8% of those sixty five or over.