Marion County is located in northwest Oregon. The County Seat is Salem and the largest city is Salem. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.marion.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 326,110 and the 2010 census population was 315,335. The land area is 1,182.33 square miles and there are 266.7 persons per square mile.
89.8% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 25.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 2.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.9% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $192,200, there are 113,285 households, an average of 2.72 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,001, the median household income is $46,885, and 18.6% of the persons in Marion County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 23,677. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,016,561, and sales per capita were $12,950. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.2%.
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