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Time Zone: Marion County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Salem is the Seat for Marion County. Salem is also the capital of Oregon.

Marion County is one of the original counties of Oregon and was founded in 1843.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Marion had a population of 317,981 people. This is an increase of 11.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 284,834 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Marion represented 8.33% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 5th most populous county (out of 36 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
2010315,335+10.71%-0.83% since 2009
2009317,981+11.64%+1.37% since 2008
2008313,677+10.13%+1.14% since 2007
2000284,834The 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)
Salem   155,469136,92413.54% increase  
Keizer   36,14532,20312.24% increase  
Woodburn   22,90020,10013.93% increase  
Silverton   9,7627,41431.67% increase  
Stayton   7,3836,8168.32% increase  

Websites for Marion County

Official Website:   www.co.marion.or.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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