Located in Florida, 1,663-square-mile Marion County accounts for three percent of the state's total land area. Of the 67 counties in Florida, Marion County ranks 17th in terms of the size of its population (343,254, according to 2015 Census estimates). The county is also considered popular among retirees. Recent Lands of America data shows that the average price-per-acre value of ranches, land, farms and other recreational acreage for sale in Marion County is $14,664. The average list price of property and land for sale was $558,965 (the most expensive listing being for $12.0 million) and the median acreage of land for sale in Marion County was 10 acres. Land for sale in Marion County totaled 8,653 acres and $126.9 million in overall land value, with the city of Ocala featuring the most land for sale in the county. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Marion County.