Marfa, TX 79843 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79843: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Marfa, TX 79843

Acceptable Alternative
Shafter, TX 79843

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • Single Family Addresses: 82
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Presidio County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.307, Longitude -104.037
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Marfa, TX 79843 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,503
Daytime Population: Workers 1,050
Daytime Population: Residents 1,527
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,577
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 2,503
Population in Familes 1,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $42,360
Average Household Income $55,586
Per Capita Income $24,406


Total Housing Units 1,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 690 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $96,479
Average Home Value $168,225


Total Households 1,099
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 660
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.78% -1.41%
Households -0.75% -1.37%
Families -0.87% -1.37%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Marfa, TX 79843 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79843 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1220 34th
Population Density # 1800 3rd
Diversity Index # 988 47th
Median Household Income # 1326 28th
Per Capita Income # 1092 41st

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