Marion County, OR

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2022 Population
345,815
0.517% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
3.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,926
9.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$352,500
20% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
158,165
1.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marion County, OR had a population of 346k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $70,926. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marion County, OR grew from 344,037 to 345,815, a 0.517% increase and its median household income grew from $64,880 to $70,926, a 9.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.7%), Other (Hispanic) (9.66%), White (Hispanic) (8.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.49%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.38%).

None of the households in Marion County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.7% of the residents in Marion County, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marion County, OR are Chemeketa Community College (1,673 degrees awarded in 2022), Willamette University (609 degrees), and Corban University (346 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Marion County, OR was $352,500, and the homeownership rate was 61.8%.

Most people in Marion County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marion County, OR is home to a population of 346k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.9% of Marion County, OR residents were born outside of the country (44.7k people).

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (217k people) in Marion County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Other (Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.7%
2022 Citizenship
91.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.7% of Marion County, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, OR was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    217k ± 879
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 2.67k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 3.08k
27.8%
Hispanic Population
96.3k people

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (217k people) in Marion County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.4k Other (Hispanic) and 30.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.8% of the people in Marion County, OR are hispanic (96.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Marion County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
44.7k people
12.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43.6k people

As of 2022, 12.9% of Marion County, OR residents (44.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marion County, OR was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,206 ± 565
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,701 ± 552
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,505 ± 371

Marion County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, OR employs 158k people. The largest industries in Marion County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,159 people), Retail Trade (18,766 people), and Manufacturing (15,852 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,479), Public Administration ($67,637), and Finance & Insurance ($61,145).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

158k
2022 Value
± 3,489
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, OR grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 156k employees to 158k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,405 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,259 people), and Management Occupations (14,262 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

158k
2022 Value
± 3,489
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, OR grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 156k employees to 158k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,159 people), Retail Trade (18,766 people), and Manufacturing (15,852 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Marion County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,020
Median earning men ± $1,211
$35,020
Median earning women ± $1,032

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,790), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,464), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,193).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,446), Wholesale Trade ($50,365), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,008).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,207
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,862
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,733
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, OR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 48.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.98%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Marion County, OR awarded 3,020 degrees. The student population of Marion County, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,899 male students and 6,172 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marion County, OR are White (1,460 and 49.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (723 and 24.3%), Unknown (477 and 16.1%), and Two or More Races (130 and 4.38%).

The largest universities in Marion County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Chemeketa Community College (1,673 and 55.4%), Willamette University (609 and 20.2%), and Corban University (346 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Marion County, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (514 and 17%), General Studies (435 and 14.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (210 and 6.95%).

The median tuition cost in Marion County, OR for private four year colleges is $34,699.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Marion County, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,071 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,071 students enrolled in Marion County, OR, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,818 records, of which 55% were women and 45% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 435 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 514 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Marion County, OR was General Studies with 435 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Marion County, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,673 degrees awarded
  2. 609 degrees awarded
  3. 346 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chemeketa Community College with 1,673 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,105 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marion County, OR, which is 0.577 times less than the 1,915 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,460 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 723 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,699) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,665) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marion County, OR was $352,500 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $293,800 to $352,500, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, OR is 61.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marion County, OR have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, OR is $70,926. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, OR was Census Tract 24 with a value of $119,153, followed by Census Tract 108.01 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $108,102 and $105,536.

In 2022, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.579%.

Property

$352,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,412
$76,274
Median Property Taxes
±$2,004

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marion County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.8% of the housing units in Marion County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 24
  2. Census Tract 108.01
  3. Census Tract 101

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, OR was Census Tract 24 with a value of $119,153, followed by Census Tract 108.01 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $108,102 and $105,536.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,926
Median Household Income
± $1,756
123k
Number of Households
± 2,834

In 2022, the median household income of the 123k households in Marion County, OR grew to $70,926 from the previous year's value of $64,880.

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marion County, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (10.4%)

In 2022, 73.3% of workers in Marion County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (10.4%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, OR have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Marion County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marion County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, OR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marion County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.579%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, OR (43.7k out of 336k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in Marion County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 233 in Marion County, OR. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.95 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Marion County, OR has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, OR see 1474 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.136% decrease from the previous year (1476 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1184 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,474 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, OR

Primary care physicians in Marion County, OR see an average of 1,474 patients per year. This represents a 0.136% decrease from the previous year (1,476 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.65%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, OR grew by 2.62% from 8.43% to 8.65%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.2 in Marion County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Marion County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Marion County, OR.

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