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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Marion County is located in Oregon with a population of 330,453. In Marion County, most residents own their homes. In Marion County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Marion County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
330,453

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$879
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Marion County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    213.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    448
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,680.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    432.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Marion County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,828
National
$55,322

Marion County Reviews

33 reviews
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I love that this area is so friendly! The schools are great, there are a lot of incredible teachers, and many schools are improving in education. I like the weather here, it rains a lot but it doesn't get ridiculously hot or cold.
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I feel safe in this area. I know that the police will come when I call for them. Crimes are not very prevalent, but happen occasionally. I have no concerns for the safety of this area!
I live in a small town in the Marion County and boy has it come a long ways. The town wasn't the best to live in when I moved there 10 years ago, but it has grown tremendously. My family and close friends are all in this town and everyone in this community is very close and so supportive. It has already changed so much, I really don't want it to change anymore.