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Overview
Population:409
Pop. Change:41%
State: Oregon
Metro Area: Salem Metro Area
County: Marion County
City:Marion
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Marion's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Salem Metro Area

Profile: Capital city

Location: North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland

Elevation: 196

Time zone: Pacific Standard Time

PROCON
Small-town atmosphereClouds and rain
Nearby recreation Crime
Close to PortlandLow ethnic diversity

Salem is the state capital and an agricultural center. State government buildings dominate a small but attractive and progressive downtown core. Surrounding built-up areas are unremarkable. Local agriculture includes orchards, fruits, grapes, nursery stock, and vegetables; the type of agriculture and rolling, moist terrain make for an attractive landscape.

The area is close enough to Portland to enjoy some of its amenities and services while retaining a small-town flavor. Some residents commute north, particularly to high-tech sections south of Portland. While the state government lends some stability to the economy, and there is a trickle of new industry into the area, the economic outlook is not encouraging but has reversed declines in the past few years. While crime isn’t a huge problem, crime rates are high for the type of area. The winter climate is gloomy.

Salem is located in the middle of Willamette Valley some 60 air miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The valley is approximately 50 miles wide with the city about equidistant from the Coast Range on the west and the Cascade Range on the east. Land is rolling with flat valleys and a mix of woods and farmland. The climate is marine, and some of the heaviest yearly rainfall in the country, up to 170 inches, occurs in the mountains surrounding the city. The valley floor receives about 40 annual inches of rainfall, most occurring during winter. In the immediate area, measurable amounts of snow fall only 3 or 4 days a year. Summer days are typically sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant, while winter days are cold, cloudy, and damp, with few extremes in either season. First freeze is late October, last is early May.

Interesting Facts about Marion, Oregon

As of 2014, Marion's population is 409 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 41.03 percent.

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The median home cost in Marion is $121,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.60 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Marion's cost of living is 5.50% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Marion public schools spend $11,410 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Marion.

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The unemployment rate in Marion is 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Marion jobs have Increased by 0.48 percent.


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Map Of Marion

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Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Marion's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes