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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Marion County is 334,771, which is 29.30% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.14% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Marion County population density is 201.35 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 294.44 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Marion County is white, which represent 81.64% of the total population. The average Marion County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 334,771. #16

Population Growth Since 2000, #17

Marion County

Population Density, #25

Marion County
201.35 per square mile
294.44 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:273,311 (81.64%, #34)
Black:42,256 (12.62%, #33)
Hispanic:38,444 (11.48%, #26)
Asian:4,705 (1.41%, #30)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,378 (0.41%, #25)
One Race, Other:5,584 (1.67%, see rank)
Two or More Races:7,537 (2.25%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:8,754 (22.77%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:17,086 (44.44%, see rank)
Cuban:3,560 (9.26%, see rank)
Central American:2,629 (6.84%, see rank)
South American:3,088 (8.03%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,605 (34.11%, see rank)
Chinese:672 (14.28%, see rank)
Filipino:1,048 (22.27%, see rank)
Japanese:69 (1.47%, see rank)
Korean:405 (8.61%, see rank)
Vietnamese:424 (9.01%, see rank)
Asian, Other:482 (10.24%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

260,749 (77.89%) out of the total population of 334,771 reported first ancestry.

 Marion County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Arab5490.16%, see rank0.57%0.56%
Czech1,0940.33%, see rank0.29%0.47%
Danish9590.29%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch4,6671.39%, see rank1.01%1.40%
English33,3279.96%, see rank7.46%8.02%
French13,4904.03%, see rank2.93%3.34%
German45,40613.56%, see rank10.48%15.03%
Greek1,0820.32%, see rank0.46%0.41%
Hungarian1,9930.60%, see rank0.53%0.46%
Irish36,76610.98%, see rank9.35%10.80%
Italian19,9965.97%, see rank6.10%5.52%
Norwegian2,0270.61%, see rank0.60%1.42%
Polish8,1432.43%, see rank2.49%3.01%
Portuguese1,4690.44%, see rank0.36%0.44%
Russian1,8100.54%, see rank1.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4,1571.24%, see rank0.84%0.99%
Scottish7,0742.11%, see rank1.56%1.72%
Subsaharan African7,4782.23%, see rank0.68%0.95%
Swedish3,2670.98%, see rank0.77%1.27%
Swiss7450.22%, see rank0.18%0.30%
Ukrainian5190.16%, see rank0.24%0.31%
American23,6737.07%, see rank8.87%7.12%
Welsh2,2530.67%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 160,708 (48.01%, see rank)
Females: 174,063 (51.99%, see rank)

Marion County
Male: 48.01%
Female: 51.99%
Male: 48.88%
Female: 51.12%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Marion County
47.80 years old
41.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Marion County
46.30 years old
39.80 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Marion County
49.40 years old
42.70 years old
38.80 years old

 Marion County% of the Total PopulationFloridaU.S.
Under 5 years16,8505.03%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years18,2775.46%, see rank5.69%6.51%
10 to 14 years17,1225.11%, see rank5.86%6.59%
15 to 19 years18,0315.39%, see rank6.16%6.85%
20 to 24 years17,6965.29%, see rank6.69%7.13%
25 to 34 years33,2209.92%, see rank12.44%13.47%
35 to 44 years34,45710.29%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years42,91112.82%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years46,42013.87%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years49,67314.84%, see rank9.80%7.64%
75 to 84 30,0908.99%, see rank5.88%4.25%
85 years and over10,0242.99%, see rank2.49%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Marion CountyFloridaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population246,795, 100%13,561,596209,056,129
Less Than High School36,273, 14.70%, see rank13.55%13.67%
High School Graduate90,134, 36.52%, see rank29.67%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree77,893, 31.56%, see rank30.02%29.09%
Bachelor Degree27,759, 11.25%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree14,736, 5.97%, see rank9.62%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.91, see rank13.4213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Marion County FloridaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten7,23766.27%33.73%67.86%32.14%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)29,18587.56%, see rank12.44%, see rank88.59%11.41%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)15,14488.93%, see rank11.07%, see rank89.75%10.25%90.60%9.40%
College12,54379.65%, see rank20.35%, see rank78.64%21.36%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,65443.11%, see rank56.89%, see rank57.31%42.69%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Marion CountyFloridaU.S.
Total Households133,137, 100%7,217,508116,211,092
Average Household Size2.45, see rank2.622.63
1 Person Households37,759, 28.36%, see rank28.99%27.57%
2 or More Person Households95,378, 71.64%, see rank71.01%72.43%
Family Households (Families)87,761, 65.92%, see rank64.43%66.22%
Average Family Size3.07, see rank3.353.32
Married-Couple Family66,681, 50.08%, see rank46.61%48.42%
Nonfamily Households45,376, 34.08%, see rank35.57%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Marion County%FloridaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total282,522see rank16,048,765252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over133,920100%, see rank7,772,434123,281,364
Never Married35,11326.22%, see rank34.62%35.77%
Married74,86855.91%, see rank50.83%52.04%
Widowed5,8934.40%, see rank3.18%2.57%
Divorced18,04613.48%, see rank11.37%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over148,602100%, see rank8,276,331129,692,771
Never Married31,86821.45%, see rank27.39%29.48%
Married75,46650.78%, see rank47.36%49.19%
Widowed19,64213.22%, see rank10.81%9.16%
Divorced21,62614.55%, see rank14.45%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Marion County%FloridaU.S.
Native309,63092.49%, see rank80.43%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence122,85736.70%, see rank35.70%58.73%
Born in Different State176,71352.79%, see rank41.43%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
10,0603.01%, see rank3.30%1.42%
Foreign Born25,1417.51%, see rank19.57%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship14,8694.44%, see rank10.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship10,2723.07%, see rank9.45%7.09%
Born In Europe4,4101.32%, see rank1.97%1.53%
Born In Asia3,3481.00%, see rank2.02%3.82%
Born In Africa2850.09%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania1730.05%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America15,1214.52%, see rank14.66%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,8040.54%, see rank0.56%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Marion County%FloridaU.S.
English116,23787.31%, see rank72.73%79.39%
Spanish12,4109.32%, see rank19.13%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages3,1802.39%, see rank5.84%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,0920.82%, see rank1.65%3.36%
Other2180.16%, see rank0.65%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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