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Marfa, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Marfa had a population of 1,923 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Marfa is located at latitude 30.3107 and longitude -104.0254 in Presidio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marfa (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Presidio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 4,685 feet.

The City of Marfa (GNIS ID: 2411031) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Marfa is located within Marfa Division of Presidio County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marfa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marfa: Jarja.

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Marfa, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,923
Population in Households 1,923
Population in Familes 1,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,180
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 503
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $92,296
Average Home Value $170,076


Median Household Income $39,658
Average Household Income $53,440
Per Capita Income $23,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.41%
Households -0.36% -0.31%
Families -0.59% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marfa, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marfa to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 732 58th
Population Density1 # 603 66th
Diversity Index2 # 673 62nd
Median Household Income # 1125 36th
Per Capita Income # 782 55th

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