Marion County, Florida (FL)

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County population in 2012: 335,125 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 258,916 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 60,170
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 44,905
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 85,171
Renter-occupied apartments: 32,651 (it was 21,584 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 1579 sq. mi.

Water area: 84.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 211 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Marion County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Construction (12.6%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Marion County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (11.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 158,993  (37.7%)
Females: 172,305  (62.3%)
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Marion County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,695 ($31,944 in 1999)

This county:

$38695
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $623 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $778)
This county:

$623
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,100 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Marion:

$107,100
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,000 - $179,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $176,144
Here:

$176,144
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $93,955
Here:

$93,955
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $98,661
Here:

$98,661
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,275
Here:

$75,275
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,065
Here:

$139,065
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $58,064
Here:

$58,064
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,636
Here:

$14,636
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $995
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 7,524

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2333 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2001: 3097 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2002: 5384 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2003: 5841 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2004: 5268 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2005: 6542 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2006: 6753 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2007: 2536 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2008: 1119 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2009: 370 buildings, average cost: $212,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,272 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,078 (1.2%)

Marion County household income distribution in 2009 Marion County home values distribution Marion County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.2% for American Indian residents, 9.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.0% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.5%
Marion County:

19.5%
Florida:

17.0%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.3% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.1% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Area name: Ocala, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $756 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ocala, East Marion, Fellowship, Fort McCoy-Anthony, Silver Springs Shores, Belleview, Dunnellon, Reddick, McIntosh.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32113Citra250----
32179Ocklawaha801010
32192Sparr1100----
32617Anthony6831010
32663Lowell1100----
32664Mc Intosh922----
32686Reddick15271010
34420Belleview1146----
34421Belleview20----
34431Dunnellon743----
34432Dunnellon110----
34470Ocala6148----
34471Ocala30759----
34472Ocala3222----
34473Ocala1613----
34474Ocala24068----
34475Ocala1070----
34476Ocala4441----
34478Ocala1100----
34479Ocala3672----
34480Ocala7951----
34481Ocala2114----
34482Ocala4757----
34488Silver Springs911----
34489Silver Springs10----
34491Summerfield1741----

2005 air pollution in Marion County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.094 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.073 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 25 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marion County: Silver Springs Camp (A), Jasmine Plaza (B), Jasmine Square (C), Marion Crossing (D), Circle Square Commons (E), Shops At Foxwood (F), Marketplace At Ocala (G), Circle Square Ranch (H), Ocala Water Reclamation Facility 2 (I), Quail Meadows Commons (J), Forest High School Stadium (K), Cypress Point Golf Club (L), Cypress Links Golf Club (M), Lake Weir High School Stadium (N), Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club (O), Big Scrub Camp (P), Big Trees Campsites (Q), Caldwell Landing (R), Camp Oklawaha (S), Cedar Creek Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Colonial Terrace Shopping Center (1), Shady Oaks Mall (2), Marion Oaks Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marion County include: Union Missionary Baptist Church (A), Rainbow Springs Village Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), Zion Hill Church of God in Christ (E), Pine United Methodist Church (F), Bread of Life Evangelical Church (G), Church of Christ Anthony (H), Anthony Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Pauls Cemetery (2), Willow Plant Cemetery (3), Saint Johns United Methodist Cemetery (4), Olivet Cemetery (5), Simpson Cemetery (6), Long 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 Back Lake (F), Deer Lake (G), Lake Delancy (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bell Branch (A), Mill Creek (B), Turkey Creek (C), Strouds Creek (D), Silver River (E), Salt Springs Run (F), Turner Creek (G), Orange Drain (H), Orange Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Marion County include: Heagy Burry Park (1), Classic Mile Race Track (2), Farles Prairie Recreation Area (3), Fore Lake Recreation Area (4), Grassy Pond Recreation Area (5), Juniper Springs Recreation Area (6), Moorehead Park (7), Buck Lake Recreation Area (8), Fort McCoy Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hampton Beach (A), Eatons Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alachua County , Citrus County , Lake County , Levy County , Putnam County , Sumter County , Volusia County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,078
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,352 (56% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

5.2%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,201
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,117
  • 1985 to 1989: 859
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,304
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,146
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,251
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,298
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,176

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.2%

Marion County marital status for males Marion County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 32,635 (2,905 second mortgage, 3,072 home equity loan, 77 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23,951

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant59,057236
Catholic31,95711
Mainline Protestant16,03259
Other4,45627
Black Protestant3,99628
Orthodox823
None215,718-
Marion County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 51
Marion County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
This 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.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 152
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

11.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

25.0%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 92 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,874
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $598.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.97%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,806
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,589
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.71%
Corn for grain: 88 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,677 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,251 acres

Tornado activity:

Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 3580427.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 72 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/31/1975, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-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 341.3 miles away from Marion County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 327.8 miles away from the county 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 337.5 miles away from the county 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 260.1 miles away from Marion County 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 295.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Jamaica (9%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Cuba (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Marion County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,664 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 12,745 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 134 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 26 (0%)
  • Taxi: 57 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 159 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 313 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,369 (1%)
  • Other means: 818 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,019 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Marion County, Florida in 2000:

  • 2,222 people in state prisons
  • 1,579 people in nursing homes
  • 1,335 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 722 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 231 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 208 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 104 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 90 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 89 people in other group homes
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 47 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 24 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 16 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 15 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Marion County, Florida in 2010:

  • 4,302 people in state prisons
  • 1,674 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 199 people in college/university student housing
  • 170 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 170 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 119 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 97 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 88 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 86 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 42 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,537.

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%

3.74% relocated from other counties in Florida ($16,069 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($20,373 average AGI)
Marion County:

3.32%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.26% ($26,523)
from Broward County, FL  0.22% ($40,109)
from Sumter County, FL  0.20% ($31,359)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.19% ($27,179)


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%

3.76% relocated to other counties in Florida ($16,658 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($12,676 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.59%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Citrus County, FL  0.25% ($27,013)
to Orange County, FL  0.24% ($29,767)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.23% ($29,655)
to Sumter County, FL  0.21% ($34,139)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 72,671 (63,902 aged, 8,769 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12565.82
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 232.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39374.64

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1162.990
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1281.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.92

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 30.3
  • Other - 21.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 178.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 106.6
  • Poisoning - 33.9
  • Suffocation - 25.8
  • Other - 12.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 323,059

Size of family households: 51,222 2-persons, 17,496 3-persons, 13,260 4-persons, 6,474 5-persons, 2,554 6-persons, 1,548 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,749 1-person, 7,241 2-persons, 757 3-persons, 287 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

33,014 married couples with children.
15,241 single-parent households (3,376 men, 11,865 women).

91.2% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,774,507,000 ($6091 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $83,729,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,094,557,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $429,456,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,792,000
Federal grants: $182,201,000
Federal procurement contracts: $23,684,000 ($5,468,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $42,816,000 ($338,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,771,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $143,063,000
Federal Government insurance: $177,057,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,696
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 19,028
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,887
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +46,650
Here:

+154 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.99 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,420
  • 2000 to 2004: 45,155
  • 1990 to 1999: 33,758
  • 1980 to 1989: 42,780
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,233
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,004
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,684
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,015
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,393
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 167
  • 2 rooms: 1,181
  • 3 rooms: 3,630
  • 4 rooms: 12,937
  • 5 rooms: 24,575
  • 6 rooms: 23,103
  • 7 rooms: 11,192
  • 8 rooms: 4,987
  • 9+ rooms: 3,399
  • 1 room: 595
  • 2 rooms: 2,037
  • 3 rooms: 3,308
  • 4 rooms: 6,417
  • 5 rooms: 4,862
  • 6 rooms: 2,848
  • 7 rooms: 1,062
  • 8 rooms: 271
  • 9+ rooms: 184
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 330
  • 1 bedroom: 3,025
  • 2 bedrooms: 30,785
  • 3 bedrooms: 42,772
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,431
  • 5+ bedrooms: 828
  • no bedroom: 776
  • 1 bedroom: 4,476
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,190
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,198
  • 4 bedrooms: 849
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,339
  • 1 vehicle: 36,820
  • 2 vehicles: 33,177
  • 3 vehicles: 8,701
  • 4 vehicles: 2,252
  • 5+ vehicles: 882
  • no vehicle: 2,867
  • 1 vehicle: 11,391
  • 2 vehicles: 6,194
  • 3 vehicles: 906
  • 4 vehicles: 193
  • 5+ vehicles: 33

51% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Florida.

Marion County:

51.0%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Marion County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (78.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.2%)
  • Utility gas (8.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (77.6%)
  • Utility gas (10.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,178
Here:

11.9%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,118
Here:

8.8%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,061
Here:

15.2%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Marion County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $19,496,000
    General - Other: $7,427,000
    Water Utilities: $6,314,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,470,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,256,000
    Correctional Institutions: $619,000
    Sewerage: $163,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $59,783,000
    Solid Waste Management: $37,822,000
    General - Other: $28,549,000
    Financial Administration: $22,634,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,713,000
    Regular Highways: $12,313,000
    Water Utilities: $7,155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,153,000
    Libraries: $5,770,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,867,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,054,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,044,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,011,000
    Sewerage: $2,882,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,677,000
    Police Protection: $2,407,000
    Health - Other: $2,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,358,000
    Air Transportation: $476,000
    Other Higher Education: $87,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,377,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $6,293,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,044,000
    General - Other: $1,850,000
    Housing and Community Development: $883,000
    Regular Highways: $684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $479,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $466,000
    Transit Utilities: $428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $5,535,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,753,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,297,000
    General - Other: $1,046,000
    Solid Waste Management: $856,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $518,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $364,000
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000
    Water Utilities: $292,000
    Sewerage: $268,000
    General Public Building: $174,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Libraries: $47,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
    Financial Administration: $17,000
    Police Protection: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $70,234,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $22,726,000
    Sewerage: $8,394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,285,000
    Parks and Recreation: $582,000
    Air Transportation: $525,000
    Higher Education - Other: $87,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,138,000
    Public Welfare: $2,018,000
    Highways: $136,000
    Education: $0
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,017,000
    Health and Hospitals: $176,000
    Highways: $134,000
    Public Welfare: $92,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $34,793,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,107,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,587,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,315,000
    Sale of Property: $522,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $384,000
    Rents: $160,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,128,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $27,562,000
    Highways: $6,823,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,788,000
    All Other: $932,000
    Public Welfare: $666,000
    Education: $189,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $90,861,000
    Other License: $23,482,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,515,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $11,089,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,198,000
    Other Selective Sales: $756,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $448,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,823,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,086,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $52,923,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,756,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,182,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,167,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $445,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $287,696,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,756,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 46 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED880$118,0191,116$136,1592,990$146,971159$71,9816$320,167578$126,393246$77,740
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED58$120,63896$146,823377$142,72430$48,7000$040$151,05067$61,642
APPLICATIONS DENIED298$118,936305$112,4102,182$152,982264$51,6972$267,500270$134,367338$65,547
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN177$117,486178$173,9661,101$165,80151$103,5880$0139$143,89988$177,034
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS55$105,54552$153,923314$166,20735$90,9710$029$128,31036$76,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$143,72118$203,8899$136,7780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$209,19129$181,27620$167,8500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$152,04214$235,7865$89,2002$30,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$131,5003$140,3330$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$222,4444$229,7504$123,2500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Marion County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,12677.6 years
William1,01675.8 years
Robert1,00574.6 years
James86074.4 years
Mary79980.6 years
Charles60976.4 years
Joseph53077.3 years
George52578.6 years
Richard46872.9 years
Dorothy45980.5 years
Most common last names in Marion County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith42976.7 years
Johnson27678.2 years
Williams24775.5 years
Brown22977.6 years
Jones20977.2 years
Miller19076.2 years
Davis18474.7 years
Thomas12875.3 years
Taylor11975.6 years
Wilson11274.4 years
Businesses in Marion County, FL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2LensCrafters1
ALDO1Little Caesars Pizza4
AMF Bowling3Long John Silver's2
AT&T4Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts9Marriott3
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets11
American Eagle Outfitters1Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's14
Arby's4Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone5Motherhood Maternity2
BMW1New Balance1
Barnes & Noble1Nike9
Baskin-Robbins2Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster5Outback2
Budget Car Rental1Outback Steakhouse2
Burger King9Panera Bread2
CVS10Papa John's Pizza3
Casual Male XL1Payless2
Catherines1Penske3
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut7
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery2Popeyes1
Comfort Suites1Publix Super Markets9
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves3RadioShack4
DHL2Ramada1
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry3Rooms To Go2
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Discount Tire1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts6SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx37Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears6
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel5
GNC3Staples2
GameStop4Starbucks4
Gap1Steak 'n Shake2
Goodwill2Subaru1
H&R Block13Subway19
Hardee's1T-Mobile8
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell6
Holiday Inn2Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Tire Kingdom2
Honda1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1Travelodge1
IHOP2True Value5
JCPenney1U-Haul21
JoS. A. Bank1UPS52
Jones New York4Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC6Victoria's Secret1
Kmart3Volkswagen1
Kohl's1Waffle House2
La Quinta1Walgreens11
La-Z-Boy1Walmart4
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

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