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Marion County, OR&

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1.7% growth
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Median Household Income
8.65% growth
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2.9% growth
Median Property Value
11.9% growth


The economy of Marion County, OR employs 152,702 people. The economy of Marion County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Construction, which employ respectively 7.38; 1.86; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Marion County, OR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (19,888), Retail trade (19,024), and Manufacturing (13,777), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,000), Utilities ($58,295), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,969).

Median household income in Marion County, OR is $56,550. Males in Marion County, OR have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,495. The income inequality of Marion County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Marion County, OR. In Marion County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,412. Jefferson County, OR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oregon.


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Marion County, OR is home to a population of 336,316 people, from which 91.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, OR is composed of 222,077 White residents (66%), 88,172 Hispanic residents (26.2%), 9,986 Two+ residents (2.97%), 6,959 Asian residents (2.07%), and 4,421 Black residents (1.31%). The most common foreign languages in Marion County, OR are Spanish (61,511 speakers), Russian (4,194 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (1,733 speakers), but compared to other places, Marion County, OR has a relative high number of Russian (4,194 speakers), Other Pacific Island (1,733 speakers), and Scandinavian (209 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Marion County, OR awarded 3,657 degrees. The student population of Marion County, OR is skewed towards females, with 1,482 male students and 2,175 female students. Most students in Marion County, OR are White (2,431 and 66.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (501 and 13.7%), Unknown (271 and 7.41%), and Two or more races (161 and 4.4%). The largest universities in Marion County, OR by number of graduates are Chemeketa Community College (2,224 and 60.8%), Willamette University (784 and 21.4%), and Corban University (275 and 7.52%). The most popular majors in Marion County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (766 and 20.9%), General Studies (570 and 15.6%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (42 and 1.15%). The median tuition costs in Marion County, OR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $46,900 and $46,900 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, OR is $224,300, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $200,400 to $224,300, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Marion County, OR is 59.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Marion County, OR have an average commute time of 24.1 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.


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