Marion County, Florida

Marion County: County in Florida, United States

About

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 331,298 and a population density of 77 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 373,513 inhabitants. Its county seat is Ocala. The county was created 180 years ago in 1844.

Marion County, Florida is located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 375,908. Its county seat is Ocala. Marion County comprises the Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. it includes part of Ocala National Forest, which also extends into three other counties. 

Marion County has a diverse economy that relies on agriculture and tourism as well as high-tech industries like aerospace engineering and information technology (IT). 

The county's largest employer is Lockheed Martin Space Systems with over 1,500 employees in three facilities located in Ocala and Melbourne. Other major employers include Taylor Hospitality Group (lodging), American Water (water treatment), Marion Technical College (education), Citrus Memorial Health System (health care), and The Villages retirement community (retirement).

Marion County locator map
Location of Marion County on Florida map.

Quick Facts about Marion County

Population : 373,513 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
Different from : Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County, Marion County
Area : 4307 km2
Water as percent of area : 4.7%
Land as percent of area : 95.3%
Named for : Francis Marion
Capital : Ocala
Establishment : March 03, 1844
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 15:46:42 (20th June 2024)
Density : 87 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11.3% (2010-2020)
Ocala  FL  Courthouse  Marion County  South Side  06-26-2010 '2' image
Ocala FL Courthouse Marion County South Side 06-26-2010 '2'
Ocala  FL  Courthouse  Marion County  South Side  06-26-2010 '2' image

Geography

Marion County is located at 29°12'37"N 82°3'24"W (29.2102000, -82.0566800). It has 7 neighbors: Alachua County, Citrus County, Lake County, Levy County, Putnam County, Sumter County and Volusia County.

Marion County map

The largest city of Marion County is Ocala with a population of 61,669. Other cities include, Silver Springs population 10,334, Citra population 5,732, Belleview population 5,208 and Dunnellon population 1,867. See all Marion County cities & populated places.

Marion County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Marion County.

City Name Population Title
Ocala 61,669 The most populous city in Marion County, Florida.
Silver Springs 10,334 Unincorporated community in Florida
Silver Springs Shores 6,539 Census-designated place in Marion County, Florida
Citra 5,732 City in Florida, United States of America
Belleview 5,208 City in Florida
Dunnellon 1,867 City in Marion County, Florida, United States of America
Reddick 564 Town in Marion County, Florida, United States
McIntosh 507 City in Marion County, Florida, United States of America

Marion County has 7 neighbours.

  • Ocala

Demographics

The population of Marion County increased by 11.3% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 331,298 - census
2011 332,286 0.3% estimation process
2012 333,873 0.48% estimation process
2013 335,083 0.36% estimation process
2014 338,005 0.86% estimation process
2015 342,182 1.22% estimation process
2016 347,469 1.52% estimation process
2017 353,339 1.66% estimation process
2018 359,062 1.59% estimation process
2019 365,579 1.78% estimation process
2020 373,513 2.12% estimation process

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People born in Marion County (3)

People born in Marion County, including Florida politician and United States Navy officer C. Farris Bryant, artist Enoch Bolles, model Willow Hand, .

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