Marion County, Florida
Marion County Courthouse, Ocala
Marion County is located in north central Florida. Named after General Francis Marion, an American Revolutionary War hero, Marion County was officially founded on March 14, 1844 and now contains 1,579 square miles of land area and 84 square miles of water surface. The county seat is Ocala.
Marion County is known nationally for the quality of the horses bred here. Part of Ocala National Forest is in Marion County. Marion County is sometimes referred to as "The Lightning Capital of the World." Interstate 75 crosses Marion County north/south.
Ocala offers a mix of architectures in downtown
Private Sector, wages or salary: 78%
Government Sector: 13%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 8%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 208 People per Square Mile
Median Resident Age: 43.8 Years
Cost of Living Index for Marion County: 84.6
Median Household Income: $39,030
Median Home Value: $142,200
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