Marion County, OR

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Population

341,286

1.48% growth

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$56,354

0.347% decline

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

152,798

0.0629% growth

Median Property Value

$239,100

6.6% growth

About

In 2017, Marion County, OR had a population of 341k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $56,354. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marion County, OR grew from 336,316 to 341,286, a 1.48% increase and its median household income declined from $56,550 to $56,354, a -0.347% decrease.

The population of Marion County, OR is 65.3% White Alone, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.37% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Marion County, OR speak a non-English language, and 91.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, OR are Chemeketa Community College (1,967 degrees awarded in 2016), Willamette University (730 degrees), and Corban University (293 degrees).

The median property value in Marion County, OR is $239,100, and the homeownership rate is 60%. Most people in Marion County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, OR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Marion County, OR employs 153k people. The largest industries in Marion County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,797 people), Retail Trade (19,428 people), and Manufacturing (19,290 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,622), Finance & Insurance ($48,434), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,111).

Median household income in Marion County, OR is $56,354. Males in Marion County, OR have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,734. The income inequality in Marion County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,354

2017 value

± $2,213

-0.347%

1 Year Growth

± 5.79%

Households in Marion County, OR have a median annual income of $56,354, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,550 in 2016, which represents a -0.347% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,218

Average Male Salary

± $1,605

$49,734

Average Female Salary

± $1,325

In 2017, full-time male employees in Marion County, OR made 1.27 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Marion County, OR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,271 ± $4,634

  2. White

    $49,378 ± $1,022

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $42,415 ± $9,075

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Marion County, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, OR is from Oregon.

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

0.476

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 24

  2. Census Tract 28

  3. Census Tract 22.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, OR was Census Tract 24 with a value of $89,070, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 22.02, with respective values of $72,206 and $71,969.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, OR (51.1k out of 321k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    38,531 ± 1,558

  2. Hispanic

    20,977 ± 1,211

  3. Two Or More

    4,673 ± 618

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

153k

2017 Value

± 6,703

0.0629%

1 Year growth

± 6.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, OR grew at a rate of 0.0629%, from 153k employees to 153k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, OR, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (8,287 people), Agricultural Workers (6,018 people), and Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (4,829 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marion County, OR, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (8,287 people), Agricultural Workers (6,018 people), and Other Personal Care & Service Workers Except Personal Appearance, Baggage Porters, Concierges, & Child Care Workers (4,829 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Woodworkers (9.62 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers (9.46 times), and Agricultural Workers (8.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marion County, OR, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,180), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,948), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,456).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

153k

2017 Value

± 6,703

0.0629%

1 Year growth

± 6.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marion County, OR grew at a rate of 0.0629%, from 153k employees to 153k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,797 people), Retail Trade (19,428 people), and Manufacturing (19,290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Marion County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marion County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,797 people), Retail Trade (19,428 people), and Manufacturing (19,290 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marion County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.79 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.91 times), and Manufacturing (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marion County, OR, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($49,622), Finance & Insurance ($48,434), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,111).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $12.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.2% of the population of Marion County, OR has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Marion County, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Marion County, OR see 1419 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.03% increase from the previous year (1364 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1255 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 336 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,419 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marion County, OR see an average of 1,419 patients per year. This represents a 4.03% increase from the previous year (1,364 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, OR in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.83%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

25.1%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, OR grew by 22.3% from 7.21% to 8.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion County, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oregon by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Marion County, OR is home to a population of 341k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.4% of Marion County, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, OR is composed of 223k White Alone residents (65.3%), 91k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.7%), 11.5k Two or More Races residents (3.37%), 7.67k Asian Alone residents (2.25%), 3.19k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.934%), 2.56k Black or African American Alone residents (0.751%), 2.08k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.609%), and 536 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.157%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marion County, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marion County, OR was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Marion County, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marion County, OR residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.4% of Marion County, OR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion County, OR was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    138,391 ± 8,979 people

  2. Vietnam

    23,843 ± 3,780 people

  3. China

    23,046 ± 3,717 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Marion County, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 138,391 Marion County, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 23,843 and China with 23,046.

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Citizenship

91.2%

2017 Citizenship

91.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.2% of Marion County, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, OR was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    223k ± 670

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    91k ± 8.33k

  3. Two or More Races

    11.5k ± 1.69k

In 2017, there were 2.45 times more White Alone residents (223k people) in Marion County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91k Hispanic or Latino and 11.5k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marion County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Marion County, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Marion County, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marion County, OR are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,247 ± 1,171

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,199 ± 899

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,940 ± 1,058

Marion County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marion County, OR awarded 3,310 degrees. The student population of Marion County, OR is skewed towards women, with 6,681 male students and 8,485 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, OR are White (1,922 and 59.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (575 and 17.9%), Unknown (386 and 12%), and Two or More Races (130 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in Marion County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Chemeketa Community College (1,967 and 59.4%), Willamette University (730 and 22.1%), and Corban University (293 and 8.85%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (756 and 22.8%), General Studies (302 and 9.12%), and General Business Administration & Management (238 and 7.19%).

The median tuition costs in Marion County, OR are $29,980 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 302 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

  3. 756 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marion County, OR was General Studies with 302 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Marion County, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,967 degrees awarded

  2. 730 degrees awarded

  3. 293 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,980

Median Private

In 2016, the Marion County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chemeketa Community College with 1,967 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,399

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,911

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,399 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, OR, which is 0.732 times less than the 1,911 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,922 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    575 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    386 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marion County, OR were to White students. These 1,922 degrees mean that there were 3.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 575 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, OR was $239,100 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $224,300 to $239,100, a 6.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, OR is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marion County, OR have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marion County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,354

Median Household Income

± $2,213

116k

Number of Households

± 5,512

In 2017, the median household income of the 116k households in Marion County, OR declined from $56,354 from the previous year's value of $56,550.

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$239,100

2017 Median

± $5,984

$224,300

2016 Median

± $5,370

In 2017, the median property value in Marion County, OR grew to to $239,100 from the previous year's value of $224,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marion County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marion County, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60% of the housing units in Marion County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marion County, OR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, OR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, OR have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Marion County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marion County, OR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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