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Marion County, OR&

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1.41% growth
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Median Household Income
7.05% growth
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6.85% growth
Median Property Value
9.6% growth


The economy of Marion County, OR employs 148,397 people. The economy of Marion County, OR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Construction, which employ respectively 7.11; 1.53; and 1.33 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 (19,884), Retail trade (18,872), and Manufacturing (16,052), 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 $52,047. Males in Marion County, OR have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,787. The income inequality of Marion County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 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, OR. In Marion County, OR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, 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 330,700 people, from which 91.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Marion County, OR is composed of 219,696 White residents (66.4%), 85,870 Hispanic residents (26%), 11,419 Two+ residents (3.45%), 5,344 Asian residents (1.62%), and 3,795 Black residents (1.15%). 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 $45,300 and $45,300 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 $200,400, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $182,900 to $200,400, a 9.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Marion County, OR is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Marion County, OR have an average commute time of 22.3 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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