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Time Zone: Marion County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Marion County was founded April 1, 1820 and was created by taking area from DelawareCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marion had a population of 65,655 people. This is a decrease of 0.85% since the last Census (which gave a population of 66,217 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 0.58% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201066,501+0.43%+1.29% since 2009
200865,629-0.89%+0.19% since 2007
200066,217The Last Census

More information can be found on the Marion County Census Page for Marion County.


Below are some of the communities located in Marion County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Marion County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Marion   35,77635,3181.3% increase  
Prospect   1,0891,1918.56% decrease  
La Rue   6997759.81% decrease  
New Bloomington   5365482.19% decrease  
Caledonia   5325787.96% decrease  

Websites for Marion County

Official Website:   www.co.marion.oh.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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