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The county was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion

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The county is in the Salem metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 301,841. This was an increase of  5.97% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$40,314
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marion County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Marion County was $25,208. This was an increase of 16.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Salem
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 3 in production of snap beans
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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19% of Marion County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marion County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Marion County include Apostolic Cemetery, Aumsville Cemetery, Aurora Cemetery, Belcrest Memorial Park, Belle Passi Cemetery, Bethany Pioneer Cemetery, Butteville Cemetery, Campbell-Grier Cemetery, Champoeg Cemetery, Chemawa Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Marion County include Aumsville, Aurora, Brooks, Detroit, Donald, Gates, Gervais, Hubbard, Idanha, Jefferson ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Marion County include Chemeketa Community College, Corban College, Willamette University ... View colleges

School districts in Marion County include Cascade SD 5, Gervais SD 1, Jefferson SD 14J, Mt Angel SD 91, North Marion SD 15, North Santiam SD 29J, Salem-Keizer SD 24J, Silver Falls SD 4J, St Paul SD 45, Woodburn SD 103 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Marion County include Jefferson Public Library, Mount Angel Public Library, Oregon State Library, Salem Public Library, Silver Falls Library District, Stayton Public Library, West Salem Branch Library, Woodburn Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Marion County include Keizer Times, Salem Statesman Journal, Silverton Appeal, Stayton Mail, Woodburn Independent ... View newspapers

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Politics

Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marion County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Marion County include Best Value Inn Salem, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Mill Creek Inn, Best Western Woodburn, Comfort Suites Salem, Crossland Hotel Salem, Econo Lodge Salem, Holiday Inn Express ... More hotels

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