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Population in 2010: 313.
Population change since 2000: +14.2%
Males: 131  (42.1%)
Females: 182  (57.9%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Oregon median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 97392.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,118 (it was $21,389 in 2000)
Marion:

$34,118
OR:

$67,058

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,359 (it was $9,916 in 2000)

Marion CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $199,555 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Marion:

$199,555
OR:

$354,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $183,061; detached houses: $180,586

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,360.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marion: 95.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.8%
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According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Marion, Oregon as of May 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marion is 270 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (57.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 1.16 square miles.

Population density: 270 people per square mile   (very low).

Marion, Oregon map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Marion CDP:

1.2% ($886)
Oregon:

1.2% ($1,687)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Salem, OR (13.2 miles , pop. 136,924).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (47.4 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (776.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

West Scio, OR (2.0 miles),
Jefferson, OR (2.0 miles ),
Scio, OR (2.3 miles ),
Turner, OR (2.6 miles ),
Aumsville, OR (2.7 miles ),
Scio-Lacomb, OR (2.8 miles ),
Stayton, OR (2.8 miles ),
Millersburg, OR (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.75 N, Longitude: 122.94 W

Distribution of median household income in Marion, OR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Marion, OR in 2019
Marion satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Oregon:

5.5%

Average climate in Marion, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 6.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.48
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Marion-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oregon state average. It is 1386% 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 174.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Marion center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from Marion center
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 261.0 miles away from the city 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 246.7 miles away from Marion center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Marion:

  • SANTIAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; STAYTON, OR)
  • MARIAN ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SUBLIMITY, OR)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION - SUNNYSIDE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • MARQUIS AT HOME - ALBANY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ALBANY, OR)
  • AVAMERE REHABILITATION OF SALEM (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • SOUTH SALEM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SALEM, OR)
  • SAMARITAN HOMECARE NETWORK (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ALBANY, OR)

Amtrak stations near Marion:

  • 12 miles: ALBANY (110 SW 10TH AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: SALEM (500 13TH ST. SE) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marion:

  • Willamette University (about 14 miles; Salem, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (about 15 miles; Albany, OR; FT enrollment: 4,511)
  • Chemeketa Community College (about 16 miles; Salem, OR; FT enrollment: 10,746)
  • Western Oregon University (about 17 miles; Monmouth, OR; FT enrollment: 5,131)
  • Oregon State University (about 21 miles; Corvallis, OR; FT enrollment: 23,206)
  • George Fox University (about 39 miles; Newberg, OR; FT enrollment: 2,954)
  • Pioneer Pacific College (about 41 miles; Wilsonville, OR; FT enrollment: 2,194)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Area code commonly used in this area: 503 The zip code has changed to 97392

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Stayton Rural Fire Protection District Marion Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.8 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.4%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Marion:

Marital status in Marion, OR
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

For population 25 years and over in Marion:

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 22.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Oregon average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marion, OR (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,60715
Evangelical Protestant46,619186
Mainline Protestant12,79741
Other11,66346
Black Protestant1891
Orthodox--
None181,460-
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: 53
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
Marion County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Marion County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Marion County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Marion County:

8.2%
State:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

29.5%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Marion:

47.2%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Marion:

23.5%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marion:

10.7%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Marion:

6.9
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marion:

36.5%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

51.7%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Marion:

83.0%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marion, OR Residents

7.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Oregon average:

8.52%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($860 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.15%
Oregon average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, OR  0.95% ($47,179 average AGI)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.79% ($50,893)
from Washington County, OR  0.55% ($48,204)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Oregon average:

7.23%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,189 average AGI)
Marion County:

0.20%
Oregon average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, OR  0.96% ($46,220 average AGI)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.51% ($58,661)
to Linn County, OR  0.43% ($45,012)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marion:

  • KOAC (550 AM; 5 kW; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KYKN (1430 AM; 5 kW; KEIZER, OR; Owner: WILLAMETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSLM (1390 AM; 10 kW; SALEM, OR)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWIL (790 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KWIP (880 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, OR; Owner: JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KZTU (660 AM; 10 kW; JUNCTION CITY, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marion:

  • K231AB (94.1 FM; TURNER, OR; Owner: STATE OF OREGON / STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KLVU (107.1 FM; SWEET HOME, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXPC-FM (103.7 FM; LEBANON, OR; Owner: PORTLAND BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KHPE (107.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: INTEGRITY MEDIA, INC.)
  • K264AA (100.7 FM; CORVALLIS, ETC., OR; Owner: THE KBOO FOUNDATION)
  • KLOO-FM (106.3 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKT-FM (99.9 FM; ALBANY, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K243AL (96.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K276BU (103.1 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K207BX (89.3 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K203BT (88.5 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CI (90.7 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEHK (102.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, OR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDUK-FM (104.7 FM; FLORENCE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFLY (101.5 FM; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K228DT (93.5 FM; HAPPY HOLLOW, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KODZ (99.1 FM; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Marion:

  • KPXG (Channel 22; SALEM, OR; Owner: PAXSON SALEM LICENSE, INC.)
  • KWBP (Channel 32; SALEM, OR; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K67GU (Channel 67; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KOAC-TV (Channel 7; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K14GW (Channel 14; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K61CC (Channel 61; SALEM, OR; Owner: NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K50GG (Channel 50; SALEM, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K45CV (Channel 45; CORVALLIS, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)

Marion fatal accident list:

Jan 21, 2011 08:05 PM, Marion Rd, Lat: 44.747669, Lon: -122.941211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 10, 2008 02:19 PM, Stayton Rd Se, Lat: 44.752460, Lon: -122.910020, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 16, 1992 09:08 AM, A Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.3mTotal length
  • $1,522,000Total costs
  • 8,206Total average daily traffic
  • 686Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,654Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marion, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marion, OR

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Hall 5898 Stayton Marion Rd (Lat: 44.750111 Lon: -122.945639), Call Sign: KJF698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.160 MHz, 154.415 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/06/2022, Registrant: Stayton Fire District, 1988 W. Ida St., Stayton, OR 97383, Phone: (503) 769-2601, Fax: (503) 769-1485, Email:
  • Marionfire Hall Stayton Marionrd (Lat: 44.750111 Lon: -122.945639), Call Sign: KNDW244,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.550 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/06/2022, Registrant: Stayton Fire District, 1988 W. Ida St., Stayton, OR 97383, Phone: (503) 769-2601, Fax: (503) 769-1485, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Wipper Butte 3.5 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 44.782611 Lon: -122.996472), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTS844,
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.100 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/1993, Expiration Date: 09/27/1998, Cancellation Date: 02/02/1996, Phone: (503) 373-7632
  • JEFFERSON, 3200 Cemetery Hill Road (Lat: 44.724611 Lon: -122.996444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQUR369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2014, Expiration Date: 09/17/2024, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • SALEM SOUTH, 3.5 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 44.782333 Lon: -122.996472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WLL786,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10551.2 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz... (+29 more), Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD7PM, Grant Date: 04/17/1998, Expiration Date: 04/17/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2010, Registrant: Robert W Hickman, Marion, OR 97359
  • Call Sign: KD7IRU, Licensee ID: L00228058, Grant Date: 04/15/2000, Expiration Date: 04/15/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2012, Certifier: Michael R Wellbrock, Registrant: Michael R Wellbrock, Marion, OR 97395
  • Call Sign: KE7GBM, Licensee ID: L01105314, Grant Date: 01/12/2006, Expiration Date: 01/12/2016, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2018, Certifier: Herbert R Pierce, Registrant: Herbert R Pierce, 6093 B St Se, Marion, OR 97392

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$110,2904$224,3031$86,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$143,1300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$208,1450$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$234,8100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$144,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marion, OR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marion, OR - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marion, OR
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marion, OR
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Marion compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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