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Encyclopedia > Marion County, Florida
Marion County, Florida
Seal of Marion County, Florida
Seal
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Florida
Statistics
Formed March 14, 1844
Seat Ocala
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,307 km² (1,663 mi²)
4,089 km² (1,579 mi²)
218 km² (84 mi²), 5.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

258,916
63/km² 
Website: www.marioncountyfl.org

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 258,916. Its county seat is Ocala, Florida6. Image File history File links Marion_County_FL_Seal. ... Image File history File links Marion_County_Florida. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents


History

Marion County was created in 1844 from portions of Alachua, Mosquito (Orange), and Hillsborough counties. Until 1853, Marion County included most of what are now Lake and Sumter counties. The county is named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, a guerilla fighter and hero of the American Revolutionary War. Many of the early settlers of Marion County were from South Carolina. The county motto is "Kingdom of the Sun." 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) Francis Marion (circa 1732 - February 26 or February 27, 1795) was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,307 km² (1,663 mi²). 4,089 km² (1,579 mi²) of it is land and 218 km² (84 mi²) of it (5.06%) is water. It is coterminous with the Ocala Metropolitan Area. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 258,916 people, 106,755 households, and 74,621 families residing in the county. The population density was 63/km² (164/mi²). There were 122,663 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (78/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.16% White, 11.55% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 6.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 106,755 households out of which 24.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.79. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $37,473. Males had a median income of $28,836 versus $21,855 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,848. About 9.20% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Belleview
  2. City of Dunnellon
  3. Town of McIntosh
  4. City of Ocala
  5. Town of Reddick

Belleview is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Dunnellon is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... McIntosh is a town located in Marion County, Florida. ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Reddick is a town located in Marion County, Florida. ...

Unincorporated

Ft. ... Silver Springs Shores is a census-designated place located in Marion County, Florida. ... Salt Springs is an unincorporated town in Marion County, Florida, United States. ...

Education

Public School System

  • 27 elementary schools
  • 8 middle schools
  • 1 school which is combined elementary and middle
  • 8 high schools
  • 2 charter schools
  • 14 special needs schools

Elementary Schools

  • Anthony Elementary School
  • Belleview Elementary School
  • Belleview-Santos Elementary School
  • College Park Elementary School
  • Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary (Magnet)
  • Dunnellon Elementary School
  • East Marion Elementary School
  • Eighth Street Elementary School
  • Emerald Shores Elementary School
  • Evergreen Elementary School
  • Fessenden Elementary School
  • Fort McCoy School (K-8)
  • Greenway Elementary School
  • Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School
  • Harbour View Elementary School
  • Madison Street Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (Magnet)
  • Maplewood Elementary School
  • Oakcrest Elementary School
  • Ocala Springs Elementary School
  • Reddick-Collier Elementary School
  • Romeo Elementary School
  • Saddlewood Elementary School
  • Shady Hill Elementary School
  • South Ocala Elementary School
  • Sparr Elementary School
  • Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School
  • Sunrise Elementary School
  • Ward-Highlands Elementary School
  • Wyomina Park Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Belleview Middle School
  • Dunnellon Middle School
  • Fort King Middle School
  • Howard Middle School
  • Lake Weir Middle School
  • North Marion Middle School
  • Osceola Middle School
  • West Port Middle School

Osceola Middle School is a middle school in Ocala, Florida. ...

High Schools

  • Vanguard High School
  • Belleview High School
  • Dunnellon High School
  • Forest High School
  • Lake Weir High School
  • Marion Technical Institute
  • North Marion High School
  • West Port High School

Marion County Public Schools Homepage Vanguard High School is one of seven High Schools in Marion County. ...


External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

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Tourism links

  • Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce

Miscellaneous links

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Marion County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (508 words)
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
The county is named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, a guerilla fighter and hero of the American Revolutionary War.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
Marion County, Florida - definition of Marion County, Florida in Encyclopedia (432 words)
The county is named after General Francis Marion, a guerilla fighter and hero of the American Revolutionary War.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,307 km²; (1,663 mi²;).
Circuit and County Court for the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida (http://jud5.flcourts.org/)
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