Demographics

Population

  • Marion County – 378,613
  • Ocala – 61,810
  • Belleview – 5,281
  • Dunnellon – 1,878
  • McIntosh – 514
  • Reddick – 573

Location: North Central Florida – No more than a 90-minute drive to either the Gulf or Atlantic coasts or to the Orlando attractions

Highways: Interstate 75, U.S. 441, 301 and 27
Rail (freight): CSX, Florida Northern
Air: Local – Charter and cargo service available at Ocala International Airport. Commercial passenger service is available within 100 miles at six airports, including the Orlando and Tampa International airports.

K-12: Marion County Public School System & various private schools

Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees:

  • College of Central Florida (CF)
  • Rasmussen College
  • Saint Leo University – Ocala Center
  • Taylor College and Webster University

Additionally, several state research universities are within a short drive from Ocala and Marion County:

  • University of Florida
    • 40 miles-Gainesville, University of Central Florida is 90 miles-Orlando
  • University of South Florida
    • (92 miles-Tampa)
  • State Weighted Average = 100
  • Marion County: 87.1 (36th of 67 Counties)
  • Composite Index (100%): 99.8
  • Grocery Items (13%): 98
  • Health Care (4%): 93.9
  • Housing (29%): 67.9
  • Utilities (10%): 106.1
  • Transportation (12%): 90.2
  • Miscellaneous Goods and Services (32%): 96.1

Source: 2019 Florida Statistical Abstract

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