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Marion County, Oregon (OR)

County population in 2014: 326,110 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 284,834 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,371
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 18,536
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 63,956
Renter-occupied apartments: 44,050 (it was 37,685 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

38%

Land area: 1184 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 275 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Marion County: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.9%), Construction (11.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Marion County, Oregon:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (68.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (24.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Oregon median age:  38.0 years
Males: 162,485  (49.8%)
Females: 163,625  (50.2%)
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Marion County,OR real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Marion County:

2.0 people
Oregon:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,047 ($40,314 in 1999)

This county:

$52,047
Oregon:

$54,148

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $707 (lower quartile is $602, upper quartile is $886)
This county:

$707
State:

$824


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $200,400 (it was $128,700 in 2000)
Marion:

$200,400
Oregon:

$264,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,600 - $291,500

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $261,331
Here:

$261,331
State:

$332,215

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,484
Here:

$210,484
State:

$255,740

In 2-unit structures: $249,543
Here:

$249,543
State:

$277,559

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,391
Here:

$195,391
State:

$254,081

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,611
Here:

$164,611
State:

$317,749

Mobile homes: $97,711
Here:

$97,711
State:

$113,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $196,461
Here:

$196,461
State:

$69,169
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,397
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

Institutionalized population: 6,465

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

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 664
  • Thefts: 2176
  • Auto thefts: 399

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 36
  • Assaults: 62
  • Burglaries: 684
  • Thefts: 2209
  • Auto thefts: 488
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Health of residents in Marion County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
78.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1193 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2001: 1093 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2002: 1352 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2003: 1284 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2004: 1556 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2007: 1177 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2008: 563 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2009: 432 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2010: 383 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2011: 260 buildings, average cost: $229,300
  • 2012: 316 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2013: 556 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2014: 606 buildings, average cost: $258,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,629 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,260 (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 2015: 16.5%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.5% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.7% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.5%
Marion County:

16.5%
Oregon:

15.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.1% for American Indian residents, 46.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.7% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Salem, OR MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $520 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $904 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salem, Keizer, Woodburn, Hayesville, Four Corners, Silverton, Stayton, Mount Angel, Aumsville, Jefferson.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Marion County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Oxford County, Maine , Carver County, Minnesota , Clark County, South Dakota , Day County, South Dakota , Deuel County, South Dakota , Kandiyohi County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 14,424
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 35,969 (26% naturalized citizens)

Marion County:

12.6%
Whole state:

8.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11,143
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,935
  • 1985 to 1989: 6,043
  • 1980 to 1984: 3,030
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,330
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,268
  • 1970 to 1974: 900
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,320
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 67,439
  • One, attached: 4,110
  • Two: 3,030
  • 3 or 4: 5,504
  • 5 to 9: 5,433
  • 10 to 19: 3,695
  • 20 or more: 7,721
  • Mobile homes: 10,874
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 368

Housing units in Marion County with a mortgage: 37,614 (5,676 second mortgage, 4,309 home equity loan, 182 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,300

Here:

75.4% with mortgage
State:

74.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Marion County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,60715
Evangelical Protestant46,619186
Mainline Protestant12,79741
Other11,66346
Black Protestant1891
Orthodox--
None181,460-
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: 53
Marion County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Marion County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 207
This county:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

8.2%
Oregon:

7.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

29.5%
State:

25.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
State:

14.2%

Agriculture in Marion County:

Average size of farms: 106 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $134,457
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1708.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,750
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $87,306
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.50%
Corn for grain: 51 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9573 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31,410 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9,907 acres

Earthquake activity:

Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 189% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 160.7 miles away from Marion County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 274.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 miles away from Marion County center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: January 17, 2012 to January 21, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4055: March 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4055, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Record and Near Record Snow, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 13, 2008 to December 26, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1824: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1824, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Snow
  • Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3228: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3228, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 26, 2003 to January 14, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1510: February 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1510, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oregon Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 04, 1996 to February 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1099: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1099, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oregon Earthquake, Incident Period: March 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-985: April 26, 1993, FEMA Id: 985, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Oregon SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-413: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 413, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Oregon Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 24, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-184: December 24, 1964, FEMA Id: 184, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (66%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Ukraine (3%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • English (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Marion County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 90,914 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 20,055 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,487 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 41 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 39 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 150 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 827 (1%)
  • Walked: 3,742 (3%)
  • Other means: 988 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,578 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 3,745 people in state prisons
  • 1,390 people in nursing homes
  • 1,341 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 746 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 681 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 601 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 423 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 356 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 319 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 270 people in other group homes
  • 206 people in religious group quarters
  • 142 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 141 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 90 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 33 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 33 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 3,569 people in state prisons
  • 1,926 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,034 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 766 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 488 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 353 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 351 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 300 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 206 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 94 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 90 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 22 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,536.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Oregon average:

7.22%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($93 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.02%
Oregon average:

0.04%

3.56% relocated from other counties in Oregon ($22,081 average AGI)
2.07% relocated from other states ($12,938 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.07%
Oregon average:

3.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, OR  0.92% ($33,555 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.49% ($38,273)
from Linn County, OR  0.39% ($33,138)
from Washington County, OR  0.37% ($34,135)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.35% ($30,716)
from Lane County, OR  0.19% ($33,673)
from Yamhill County, OR  0.18% ($33,831)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Oregon average:

6.82%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.03%
Oregon average:

0.06%

3.66% relocated to other counties in Oregon ($23,591 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($12,555 average AGI)
Marion County:

2.07%
Oregon average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, OR  0.86% ($35,768 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.53% ($38,604)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.48% ($34,982)
to Washington County, OR  0.47% ($48,016)
to Linn County, OR  0.37% ($34,410)
to Lane County, OR  0.17% ($36,349)
to Yamhill County, OR  0.15% ($33,277)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Marion County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Marion County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 44,849 (38,007 aged, 6,842 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,151 (13%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Marion County, Oregon in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,579)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,504)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,903)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,713)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,569)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,526)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,191)
  • Congestive heart failure (804)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (721)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (708)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,528
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 167
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,997

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,523
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 811
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 37.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.6
  • Other - 13.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.6
  • Poisoning - 26.1
  • Suffocation - 18.4
  • Other - 7.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 304,906
  • In family households: 258,604 (53,670 male householders, 23,374 female householders)
    56,938 spouses, 94,576 children (87,291 natural, 2,429 adopted, 4,856 stepchildren), 6,461 grandchildren, 3,505 brothers or sisters, 2,649 parents, 5,121 other relatives, 9,991 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46,302 (15,732 male householders (11,397 living alone)), 20,181 female householders (16,892 living alone)), 10,389 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,429 (6,465 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 31,558 2-persons, 15,979 3-persons, 14,032 4-persons, 8,150 5-persons, 3,944 6-persons, 3,381 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 28,289 1-person, 5,973 2-persons, 1,008 3-persons, 391 4-persons, 145 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

52,141 married couples with children.
17,519 single-parent households (4,468 men, 13,051 women).

80.5% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
14.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,098,333,000 ($6,952 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $98,709,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $765,571,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $285,305,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,801,000
Federal grants: $889,457,000
Federal procurement contracts: $44,053,000 ($11,286,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $106,147,000 ($27,152,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,300,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $225,645,000
Federal Government insurance: $418,127,000

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

Births: 23,616
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,332
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9,457
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+20 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,020
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Marion County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 85.50 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 644
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,528
  • 2000 to 2009: 16,383
  • 1990 to 1999: 20,134
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,778
  • 1970 to 1979: 31,419
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,826
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,409
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,873
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,470
Note: State values scaled to Marion population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • 1 room: 146
  • 2 rooms: 645
  • 3 rooms: 3,003
  • 4 rooms: 4,995
  • 5 rooms: 13,510
  • 6 rooms: 16,827
  • 7 rooms: 11,424
  • 8 rooms: 6,756
  • 9+ rooms: 6,650
  • 1 room: 1,672
  • 2 rooms: 4,721
  • 3 rooms: 6,031
  • 4 rooms: 11,041
  • 5 rooms: 7,712
  • 6 rooms: 3,728
  • 7 rooms: 1,684
  • 8 rooms: 574
  • 9+ rooms: 522
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Oregon
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no bedroom: 399
  • 1 bedroom: 2,401
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,548
  • 3 bedrooms: 34,873
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,446
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,289
  • no bedroom: 2,114
  • 1 bedroom: 9,711
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,578
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,559
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,357
  • 5+ bedrooms: 366
Cars and other vehicles available in Marion County, Oregon in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Marion County population
  • no vehicle: 1,993
  • 1 vehicle: 16,802
  • 2 vehicles: 28,358
  • 3 vehicles: 12,335
  • 4 vehicles: 3,021
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,447
  • no vehicle: 5,352
  • 1 vehicle: 17,373
  • 2 vehicles: 11,284
  • 3 vehicles: 2,818
  • 4 vehicles: 597
  • 5+ vehicles: 261

47% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oregon.

Marion County:

46.6%
State average:

48.0%

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

  • This state: 136,103
  • Northeast: 6,874
  • Midwest: 28,362
  • South: 14,381
  • West: 60,844

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

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
  • Utility gas (49.8%)
  • Electricity (37.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
  • Wood (4.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (72.6%)
  • Utility gas (21.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,048
Here:

8.8%
Oregon:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,271
Here:

7.5%
Oregon:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,283
Here:

25.7%
Oregon:

16.1%

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 - General Public Buildings: $14,140,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,046,000
    Regular Highways: $2,919,000
    Solid Waste Management: $823,000
    Parks and Recreation: $105,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $65,473,000
    General - Other: $22,520,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,035,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,692,000
    Regular Highways: $15,241,000
    Police Protection: $13,989,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,295,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,805,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,168,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,093,000
    Financial Administration: $5,991,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,152,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,227,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,050,000
    Sewerage: $700,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $481,000
    Parks and Recreation: $426,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,628,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,641,000
    General - Other: $260,000
    Other Higher Education: $79,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,084,000
    Solid Waste Management: $422,000
    General - Other: $417,000
    Police Protection: $349,000
    Central Staff Services: $192,000
    Financial Administration: $144,000
    Corrections - Other: $72,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $67,440,000

Marion County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $24,231,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,257,000
    Regular Highways: $783,000
    Housing and Community Development: $612,000
    Sewerage: $316,000
    Parking Facilities: $166,000
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,182,000
    All Other: $2,712,000
    Public Welfare: $373,000
    Natural Resources: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,091,000
    Highways: $333,000
    Public Welfare: $168,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,739,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,747,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,848,000
    Sale of Property: $542,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $394,000
    Special Assessments: $220,000
    Rents: $205,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $49,913,000
    Highways: $18,473,000
    All Other: $14,921,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,936,000
    Public Welfare: $4,084,000
  • Tax - Property: $45,776,000
    Other License: $3,504,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $448,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $160,000

Marion County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,848,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,205,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $25,170,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,170,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,510,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,867,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000

Marion County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,152,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,908,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,754
  • Number of aged recipients: 664
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,090
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,291
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,323
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,140
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,932
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,732
Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Marion County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 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 ORIGINATED1,366$177,8771,002$189,0566,505$189,352240$120,21330$1,246,867427$172,445284$133,623
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED124$166,331173$197,723912$194,04473$52,6991$65,00084$156,57164$93,313
APPLICATIONS DENIED286$181,951283$165,3782,668$194,739234$91,7523$429,667219$151,082232$106,849
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN153$181,758164$204,3171,814$194,17152$129,1733$307,000107$164,60777$154,104
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$174,93150$162,440339$195,68718$121,4440$022$155,00035$113,571
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED156$226,923141$215,5393$294,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$227,29182$228,8175$250,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$265,39141$203,5612$290,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$245,50018$211,6111$176,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$298,0003$225,3330$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Marion County, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,63976.0 years
William1,45876.1 years
Robert1,28372.0 years
Mary1,26880.6 years
James1,12372.3 years
George97578.1 years
Charles93875.9 years
Helen74581.4 years
Margaret70781.8 years
Dorothy65380.0 years
Most common last names in Marion County, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith76476.9 years
Johnson61677.2 years
Miller44278.2 years
Brown38178.2 years
Anderson35976.9 years
Jones34177.8 years
Wilson32777.5 years
Williams27475.7 years
Davis27274.5 years
Nelson26978.9 years
Businesses in Marion County, OR
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Kohl's1
7-Eleven6Kroger8
AMF Bowling1La Quinta2
AT&T5La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware4Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture8
Albertsons1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor2Little Caesars Pizza5
Applebee's3Lowe's2
Arby's4Macy's2
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone5Maurices1
Avenue1Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's17
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins5Motherhood Maternity4
Bath & Body Works2New Balance6
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike17
Best Western3Nissan1
Blockbuster4Nordstrom1
Burger King9Office Depot2
Carl\s Jr.6OfficeMax1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun3
Chipotle1Panda Express2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K7Payless4
Clarks1Penske3
Cold Stone Creamery3PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut4
Costco1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless10Popeyes2
Crossland Economy Studios1Quiznos6
Curves6RadioShack5
DHL4Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen11Red Robin1
Days Inn1Rite Aid5
Deb1Rodeway Inn2
Dennys3Rue211
Discount Tire1SAS Shoes2
Domino's Pizza4SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Safeway5
Dressbarn1Sears3
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Famous Footwear4Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx22Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks18
Foot Locker2Subaru1
Ford3Subway23
GNC5Super 82
GameStop4T-Mobile14
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill5Taco Bell7
Gymboree2Target2
H&R Block12The Room Place1
Home Depot2Torrid1
HomeTown Buffet1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1Trader Joe's1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
IHOP1True Value7
IZOD1U-Haul15
J.Crew1UPS24
JCPenney1Vans8
Jack In The Box6Verizon Wireless3
Jamba Juice3Victoria's Secret2
Jimmy John's7Volkswagen1
Jones New York4Vons7
Journeys2Walgreens6
Justice2Walmart4
KFC6Wendy's2
Kincaid3YMCA1
Kmart1

Marion County on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"