Perfectly located at the intersections of Route 13, Interstate 57 and Interstate 24 in Williamson County, Marion is the county seat of Williamson Cuonty and affectionately known as "The Hub of the Universe!" The population according to the 2010 cencus sat at 17,193.
Marion is home to the new Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, constructed and renamed in 2016, providing general aviation training and services as well as commercial flights to and from St Louis via Cape Air Airlines. Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois also is host city of Southern Illinois Honor Flights, providing aging veterans with trips to experience the Washington, DC memorials.
Marion's new HUB Health and Recreation facility is a full-blown rec center for the entire family. On the site of the old Marion Hospital, this state of the art facility provide all types of healtha nd water sports to keep your body in top shape, and provides a great water entertainment experience for the kids!
Marion offers a large variety of employment opportunities with some major companies, such as AISIN USA MFG INC. Hundreds of southern Illinoisans call Aisin their workplace home through their Light Metals, Electrical and Manufacturing facilites providing part and components for the automotive industry.
Marion is a community with strong family values and a "Can Do" attitude! Homes of all price ranges can be found in Marion. The median home price is $110,000. Established neighborhoods in the core of the community and lovely new subdivisions around the peripheral of town provide an abundance of choices and prices to consider. Just click on the Search MLS tab in the menu bar above to begin shopping all the homes available throughout Marion.