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Marion County, FL&

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1.68% growth
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Median Household Income
1.67% decline
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Number of Employees
13% growth
Median Property Value
5.39% growth

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The economy of Marion County, FL employs 125,578 people. The economy of Marion County, FL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Retail trade; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 3.63; 1.58; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Marion County, FL are Retail trade (22,673), Healthcare & Social Assistance (18,268), and Construction (10,344), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,009), Finance & Insurance ($42,027), and Educational Services ($34,931).

Median household income in Marion County, FL is $39,383. Males in Marion County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,586. The income inequality of Marion County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Marion County, FL. In Marion County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,437. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Marion County, FL is home to a population of 349,020 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, FL is composed of 247,449 White residents (70.9%), 43,714 Hispanic residents (12.5%), 41,735 Black residents (12%), 10,595 Two+ residents (3.04%), and 4,308 Asian residents (1.23%). The most common foreign languages in Marion County, FL are Spanish (28,537 speakers), German (1,427 speakers), and French (1,309 speakers), but compared to other places, Marion County, FL has a relative high number of Hungarian (158 speakers), German (1,427 speakers), and Gujarati (459 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Marion County, FL awarded 5,797 degrees. The student population of Marion County, FL is skewed towards females, with 1,684 male students and 4,113 female students. Most students in Marion County, FL are White (3,823 and 65.9%), followed by Black or African American (806 and 13.9%), Hispanic or Latino (496 and 8.56%), and Unknown (346 and 5.97%). The largest universities in Marion County, FL by number of graduates are Rasmussen College-Florida (2,815 and 48.6%), College of Central Florida (2,463 and 42.5%), and Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center (399 and 6.88%). The most popular majors in Marion County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (929 and 16%), Registered Nursing (599 and 10.3%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (143 and 2.47%). The median tuition costs in Marion County, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,910 and $7,642 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, FL is $127,000, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $120,500 to $127,000, a 5.39% increase. The homeownership rate of Marion County, FL is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Marion County, FL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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