East Marion, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 23,131.
Males: 11,674  (50.5%)
Females: 11,457  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 34488

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,904 (it was $26,338 in 2000)
East Marion:

$31,904
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,094 (it was $14,237 in 2000)

East Marion CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,613 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
East Marion:

$66,613
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $152,058; Detached houses: $176,144; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,955; In 2-unit structures: $98,661; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,275; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,065; Mobile homes: $58,064; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,636
  • Races in East Marion, FL (2000)

    East Marion races chart
    • 17,86295.8%White alone
    • 3892.1%Hispanic
    • 1700.9%Two or more races
    • 1310.7%American Indian alone
    • 440.2%Black alone
    • 340.2%Asian alone
    • 40.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.02%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in East Marion: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 496.0 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

East Marion, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in East Marion:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Marion CCD:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

East Marion CCD:  1.2% ($539)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
East Marion satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Deltona, FL (41.6 miles , pop. 69,543).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (77.8 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (817.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Silver Springs Shores, FL (3.7 miles ), Astor, FL (4.1 miles ), Belleview, FL (4.2 miles ), Pittman, FL (4.2 miles) , Fort McCoy-Anthony, FL (4.3 miles ), Ocala, FL (4.4 miles ), Altoona, FL (4.4 miles) , Lady Lake, FL (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 29.20 N, Longitude: 81.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 352

East Marion household income distribution East Marion home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in East Marion: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Marion, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

East Marion-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/2/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the East Marion place center killed 13 people and injured 51 people and caused $98 million in damages.

On 12/31/1975, a category F3 tornado 23.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Marion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 358.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 274.3 miles away from East Marion center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 325.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 352.2 miles away from East Marion center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 284.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near East Marion:

  • 20 miles: OCALA (531 N.E. 1ST AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Marion:

  • College of Central Florida (about 22 miles; Ocala, FL; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 24 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)
  • Lake-Sumter State College (about 26 miles; Leesburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 32 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Stetson University (about 34 miles; DeLand, FL; FT enrollment: 2,956)
  • Wyotech-Daytona (about 43 miles; Ormond Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,295)
  • Seminole State College of Florida (about 45 miles; Sanford, FL; FT enrollment: 14,124)

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Notable locations in East Marion: Big Scrub Camp (A), Big Trees Campsites (B), Caldwell Landing (C), Camp Oklawaha (D), Cedar Creek Landing (E), Cedar Landing (F), Conner Landing (G), Cracker Landing (H), Doe Lake Camp (I), Durisoe Landing (J), Piney Island Landing (K), Sharps Ferry (L), Wells Landing (M), Osceola Landing (N), Hickory Camp (O), Parch Landing (P), North Hunt Information Center (Q), Fore Lake Organizational Camp (R), Ocala Sand Pine Seed Orchard (S), Lake Catherine Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Marion include: Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Solid Rock Bible Church (B), Moss Bluff Church (C), New Beginnings Church of God (D), Forest Lutheran Church (E), Forest United Methodist Church (F), First Assembly of God (G), Saint Joseph of the Forest Catholic Church (H), Sandy Acres Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Long Cemetery (1), Waldena Cemetery (2), Old Grahamsville Cemetery (3), Gore Family Cemetery (4), Electra Cemetery (5), Ocklawaha Bridge Cemetery (6), Altoona Hinson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Chain O Lakes (A), Lake Charles (B), Church Lake (C), Clear Lake (D), Crooked Sapling Pond (E), Deer Lake (F), Lake Delancy (G), Dinners Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Strouds Creek (A), Silver River (B), Salt Springs Run (C), Morman Branch (D), Hulls Creek (E), Eaton Creek (F), Dead River (G), Cedar Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Marion include: Farles Prairie Recreation Area (1), Fore Lake Recreation Area (2), Grassy Pond Recreation Area (3), Juniper Springs Recreation Area (4), Moorehead Park (5), Buck Lake Recreation Area (6), Lake Delancy Recreation Area (7), Ocala Wildlife Management Area (8), Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 54.1. This is better than average.

City:

54.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.5%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.5%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

5.7%
42 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
9 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

East Marion compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Florida average:

12.6

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Marion CCD (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,057236
Catholic31,95711
Mainline Protestant16,03259
Other4,45627
Black Protestant3,99628
Orthodox823
None215,718-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Marion County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Marion County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 151
Marion County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 152
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

25.0%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

14.0%

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, FL  0.41% ($27,772 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.33% ($30,600)
from Citrus County, FL  0.29% ($29,017)


6.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, FL  0.40% ($26,632 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.39% ($27,029)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.33% ($25,663)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Marion:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCFI (1290 AM; 10 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WLBE (790 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG-EUSTIS, FL; Owner: WLBE 790, INC.)
  • WOCA (1370 AM; 5 kW; OCALA, FL; Owner: WESTSHORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQBQ (1410 AM; 10 kW; LEESBURG, FL)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Marion:

  • WKSG (89.5 FM; CEDAR CREEK, FL; Owner: DAYSTAR PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGNE-FM (99.9 FM; PALATKA, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WMFQ (92.9 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNDD (95.5 FM; SILVER SPRINGS, FL; Owner: OCALA B/CASTING CORP., L.L.C.)
  • WHIJ (88.1 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWKO (91.3 FM; BELLEVIEW, FL; Owner: WALKER INFORMATION & ED INSTITUTE INC)
  • W244BC (96.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC)
  • W212BF (90.3 FM; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: CTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W257BD (99.3 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around East Marion:

  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVEN-TV (Channel 26; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)

East Marion on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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