Marion Profile

Marion County Profile
County Seat: Ocala
Nearest MSA: Ocala MSA
Largest Cities:


Time Zone:
Local Area Code
1 Ocala
2 Belleview
3 Dunnellon
Eastern
352
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 155
Orlando ................................... 67
Tampa ................................... 89
Jacksonville ................................... 82
Miami ................................... 264
Atlanta ................................... 342
Chicago ................................... 926
Dallas ................................... 904
New York ................................... 919
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
(2010)
Labor Force 135,005
Labor Force % of County Population 40.8
Number in County Unemployed 18,671
Unemployment Rate 13.8%
(2010) Marion Florida
Average Annual Employment 89,132 7,109,630
Natural Resources & Mining 2.1% 1.2%
Information 1.7% 1.9%
Education & Health Services 14.7% 22.0%
Manufacturing 7.1% 4.3%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 22.4% 21.2%
Other Services 2.9% 3.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 11.0% 13.2%
Construction 6.7% 5.0%
Financial Activities 4.5% 6.6%
Professional & Business Services 7.8% 14.8%
Public administration 7.6% 6.6%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.0%

Average Annual Wage
(2010)
All Industries $33,014
Construction $32,110
Education & Health Services $40,236
Financial Activities $40,003
Information $39,040
Leisure & Hospitality $15,574
Manufacturing $45,156
Natural Resources & Mining $28,070
Other Services $23,545
Professional & Business Services $31,426
Public administration $38,799
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $28,960
Unclassified $44,399
Major Private Sector Employers
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Business Line: Regional Hospital
Number of Employees......... 2,481
Ocala Regional Medical Center
Business Line: Regional hospital
Number of Employees....... 1725
AT&T
Business Line: Support Services
Number of Employees........ 1,000
Lockheed Martin
Business Line: Defense contractor
Number of Employees........ 810
Emergency One, Inc.
Business Line: Fire apparatus manufacturing
Number of Employees........ 800
Swift Transportation Company, Inc.
Business Line: Trucking
Number of Employees...... 524
Cheney Brothers, Inc.
Business Line: Distribution
Number of Employees........ 507
The Centers
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees........ 483
ClosetMaid
Business Line: Wire shelving manufacturing
Number of Employees........ 480
Hospiceof Marion County, Inc.
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees........ 452
Marion
1980: 122,488
1990: 194,835
2010: 331,298
2020(p): 399,000
2040(p): 529100
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,801,310
21,326,800
26,081,800
(2010)
In-Migration 14,435
Out-Migration 13,063
Net-Migration 1,372
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
Marion Florida
2007 $31,438 $39,449
2008 $31,604 $40,133
2009 $31,097 $38,965

Average Temperature High Low
January: 69 45
July: 93 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ........ 53
Average Annual Rain Days ....... 116

Federal Interstates Interstate 75
Federal Highways US-27; US-301; US-441
State Highways SR-40; SR-200; SR-464; SR-326; SR-35
Railroads CSX ; Florida Northern Railroad
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commercial Airline Service: Gainesville Regional Airport
# Runways 2
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 7501
General Aviation Airports Ocala International Airport, Dunnellon/Marion County Airport
Local Deep Water Port Tampa
Miles to Closest Port 90
Public
Schools
Teachers Enroll-
ments
Totals: 62 3,158 41,961
Private Schools Available: Yes
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:
Colleges/Universities:
  • University of Florida
  • Southern College
  • Webster College
  • St. Leo College
  • Webster University
Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Central Florida College
Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Marion County Adult Vo-Tech
Other Schools:
  • none
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem
fMillage Rates:
Government 3.8900
Schools 7.7080
Special 0.0000
Total 11.5980

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.50
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Cost of Living
Price Level Index, (2010)
Florida State Average = 100
Sample
2008 94.79
2009 94.71
2010 96.28
Medical Services:
  • Munroe Regional Health Care
  • Ocala Regional Health Care
Recreational Opportunities:
  • 15 Golf courses
  • Ocala Jai-Alai
  • Ocala National Forest
  • Rainbow River
  • Silver Springs
  • Silver Springs State Park
  • Wild Waters
Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Ft. King
  • Ocala Historic District
Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Appleton Museum of Art
  • Brick City Center for the Arts
  • Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
  • Marion County Museum of History
  • Southeastern Pro Rodeo