Marion County Information

Marion in Florida occupies 1,663 square miles and has a 2006 population of 316,183, a change from a 2000 population of 258,916 and 194,835 in 1990. 12% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 11.2% percent is 25-35, and 12.5% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 2,018 acts of violent crime reported in Marion in 2004, a change from 2,021 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 4,453 people: 3.4% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4%.

Read more about Marion, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyMarion 
StateFlorida 
Land Area1,663 sq. milesRanked 403 of 3,140
Population 2006316,183Ranked 192 of 3,140
Population 2005303,448 
Population 2000258,916Ranked 217 of 3,140
Population 1990194,835Ranked 247 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion85.9% 
African American11.6% 
Asian American1% 
Native American.5% 
Pacific Islander.5% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 55.3% 
Population 5 to 1411.4% 
Population 15 to 2412% 
Population 25 to 3411.2% 
Population 35 to 4412.5% 
Population 45 to 5412.6% 
Population 55 to 6411.4% 
Population 65 to 7411.7% 
Population 75 and up11.9% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2,0182,021
Murders / Manslaughters17 
Forcible Rapes167 
Robberies208 
Aggravated Assaults1,626 
Total Property Crimes8,7949,832
Burglaries2,405 
Larceny Thefts5,730 
Motor Vehicle Thefts659 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population131,653109,216
Unemployed Population4,4534,412
Unemployment Rate3.4%4%

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