Marion County, Florida
Marion County is located in North Central Florida, along with Alachua, Madison, Hamilton, Taylor, Suwannee, Union, Bradford, Lafayette, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist, and Columbia counties. Incorporated municipalities include Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala, McIntosh, and Reddick. The population of Marion County is over 330,000.
The largest industries providing employment in Marion County are agriculture, educational, health, and social services; retail trade; and manufacturing. Major private sector employers are Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center & West Marion Community Hospital, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, and E-ONE Inc. top public sector employers include Marion County Public Schools, Florida State Government, Federal Government, Marion County BCC, and City of Ocala.
Marion County is the only region in the United States that can legitimately claim the title of the horse capital of the world. Marion County contains nearly 50,000 horses during peak season, more than any other county in the nation. Thoroughbred racehorses from Marion were the first Florida-bred horses to win the Kentucky Derby and Florida Derby. The industry drives approximately $2.2 billion into the local economy and supports 40,000 jobs.
An important agricultural area, Marion County has a long history of ranching. It is the 12th largest cattle producer in the state and the Ocala Bull Sale is the oldest in the nation. More than 250,000 acres are devoted to logging. Other crops produced here include peanuts, citrus, and hay.
Ten miles northwest of Ocala lies the Lowell Correctional Institution. The facility was the first to house female inmates exclusively. The Lowell Annex is part of the complex and houses the state's female inmates on death row.
Marion County Florida Cities
There are 19 cities in Marion County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Anthony, Belleview, Candler, Citra, Dunnellon, Eastlake Weir, Fairfield, Fort Mc Coy, Lowell, Mc Intosh, Ocala, Ocklawaha, Orange Lake, Orange Springs, Reddick, Silver Springs, Sparr, Summerfield, Weirsdale,
Marion County has a population of approximately 335,125 people. The population increased 1.2% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Marion County is 1584.55 square miles and had a population density of 209.1 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 164,037 housing units in Marion County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Marion County has a 78.4% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Marion County's medium household income in 2011 was $40,103, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
16.5% of the population in Marion County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Marion County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Marion County
Marion County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Marion County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $8,053 million, Marion County's economic activity represents 1.28% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$1,639||20.4%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$353||4.4%|
Marion County Regional Comparisons
Marion County is located in North Central Florida. This region is responsible for 2.6% of Florida's economic activity. Marion County represents 49.9% of the region's economy.
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2007 to 2011
Marion Real Estate
There are 145,164 properties in Marion County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||129||$248,000||$50||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||928||0.64||9||$53,500||$52||March 1st, 2013||June 1st, 2013|
|Miscellaneous Property||416||0.29||2||$584,050||$581||March 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||6,166||$70,250||$49||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Marion County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Marion County are classified as Commercial. 129 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $76,522,500. The median sales price was $248,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Marion County was $209 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $50/ft and C Class $19/ft.
Government Real Estate in Marion County, Florida
928( .64%) of the properties in Marion County are classified as Government. 9 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and June 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $644,400. The median sales price was $53,500. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Marion County was $52 per sq ft.
Miscellaneous Real Estate in Marion County, Florida
416( .29%) of the properties in Marion County are classified as Miscellaneous. 2 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $1,168,100. The median sales price was $584,050. In 2013 the median sales price for Miscellaneous Property in Marion County was $581 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Marion County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Marion County are classified as Residential. 6,166 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $629,608,869. The median sales price was $70,250. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Marion County was $90 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $49/ft and C Class $21/ft.
Marion Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||77||2,168,245|
|Sports & Entertaining||167||1,505,757|